Caltrain service resumes after death on tracks in Sunnyvale 

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Caltrain has resumed full service in both directions following a fatal collision in Sunnyvale and says special service for 49ers fans at the Bayshore station should not be affected.

Northbound tracks were reopened to regular traffic at 7 p.m., and southbound trains are running on schedule, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

The northbound Caltrain #439 struck and killed an adult male pedestrian at 4:15 p.m. on the train tracks at Sunnyvale Avenue in Sunnyvale, just south of the station, Dunn said.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation, but Dunn said it appears the man may have deliberately stepped in front of the train.

There were no injuries to the train's passengers or crew.

Passengers on the affected train were able to board a special northbound train at 5:26 p.m. that ran express to Redwood City and then made all northbound stops. Southbound tracks were reopened at 5:05 p.m.

This is the second death on the Caltrain tracks this year. Last year there were 16 fatalities, Dunn said.

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