Bus service available for Capitol corridor commuters after Amtrak collision 

click to enlarge Paramedics transport an Amtrak passenger to a hospital after two trains collided at an Oakland, Calif., station on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. A fire official said one train was unloading passengers when the second train ran into it at an estimated speed of 15 to 20 miles per hour injuring about 17 people. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) - PARAMEDICS TRANSPORT AN AMTRAK PASSENGER TO A HOSPITAL AFTER TWO TRAINS COLLIDED AT AN OAKLAND, CALIF., STATION ON WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2011. A FIRE OFFICIAL SAID ONE TRAIN WAS UNLOADING PASSENGERS WHEN THE SECOND TRAIN RAN INTO IT AT AN ESTIM
  • Paramedics transport an Amtrak passenger to a hospital after two trains collided at an Oakland, Calif., station on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. A fire official said one train was unloading passengers when the second train ran into it at an estim
  • Paramedics transport an Amtrak passenger to a hospital after two trains collided at an Oakland, Calif., station on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. A fire official said one train was unloading passengers when the second train ran into it at an estimated speed of 15 to 20 miles per hour injuring about 17 people. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Bus service has been set up after rail service into and out of the Amtrak Jack London Square Station in Oakland was temporarily suspended this morning following a low-speed collision inside the station Wednesday night, Amtrak officials said.

Amtrak has set up bus transportation between Oakland and Emeryville for the first two Capitol Corridor line trains this morning.

Train No. 518, which was scheduled to depart Oakland at 4:30 a.m., and train No. 520 scheduled to leave at 5:40 a.m. will have bus transportation between Oakland and Emeryville. In Emeryville passengers will be able to board a Capitol Corridor train heading to Sacramento, officials said.



The Oakland Fire Department reported 16 passengers and crewmembers were injured, with seven transported to hospitals after the 10 p.m. collision at the station, located at 245 Second St.

There were no life-threatening injuries and the most serious injury was a broken arm, fire officials said.

The accident occurred when two lead engines from a San Joaquin line train and a Coast Starlight line train lost contact with the rail, Amtrak officials said.

Crews are removing damaged equipment this morning and will determine if further service adjustments will be necessary for the remainder of the morning commute, officials said.

Amtrak and the Union Pacific Railroad, which owns the tracks, will be working with federal officials to investigate the incident.

Passengers who have paid for travel on canceled trains can contact Amtrak at (800) USA-RAIL to receive refunds without fee or penalty and can rebook their trips, officials said.

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