Caltrain kills person on tracks for second time in as many days 

Caltrain struck and killed a person on the tracks Thursday afternoon, the second death for the transit agency in as many days.

An adult man was struck by a southbound train near Bellevue Avenue in San Mateo, according to Caltrain. The train came to a stop near the San Mateo station, and passengers on board were able to disembark there.

There are expected delays of up to an hour for the transit system, and San Francisco Giants fans going to the Thursday night gamer are being warned to make alternative plans. In order to help commuters, BART, SamTrans and VTA are honoring Caltrain tickets Thursday evening, according to the transit agency.

All Caltrain service was shut down between Millbrae and Hillsdale station for more than an hour, according to Caltrain. At 5;45 p.m., the northbound tracks were opened, the agency said. Shortly after, just before 6 p.m., southbound service also resumed.

A person was struck and killed by a train on Wednesday in Burlingame. That incident also delayed Caltrain service to the Giants’ afternoon game and canceled a special train after the game.

The preliminary investigations into both incidents indicate they were intentional acts, according to Caltrain. A final determination about the cause of death will be determined by the San Mateo County coroner's office.

The death Thursday was the ninth on the Caltrain right of way this year. There were 11 deaths on Caltrain tracks last year.

 

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