[UPDATE 9:42am: normal service has been restored at all stations with residual delays.]
Tragedy struck early this morning at Othello Station in the Rainier Valley, as a person was struck and killed by a Link train. At this hour Seattle Police and Seattle Fire Department are working to extricate the person’s body from underneath the train. Photos of the scene are available at the Seattle Times story.
Link trains are not running between Columbia City and Rainier Beach. Trains are running from UW-Columbia City and Rainier Beach-Angle Lake, with the Route 97 Link shuttle to bridge them. Contrary to earlier advice issued by Sound Transit this morning, Route 38 no longer exists in the Rainier Valley and is not an alternative option. Routes 106 and the Route 97 Shuttle are the only options between Columbia City and Rainier Beach.
The circumstances of the collision are not yet clear, but we offer our condolences to the family and friends of the person involved.
This post will be updated as further information is available.