Caltrain strikes, kills person on tracks in Burlingame 

A man was struck and killed by Caltrain in Burlingame on Wednesday afternoon, according to the transit agency.

Train service in both directions was shut down between San Mateo and Millbrae, according to the agency. SamTrans was setting up bus service between the two stations.

Train service in both directions was shut down for more than an hour between San Mateo and Millbrae, according to the agency. SamTrans set up bus service between the two stations to accommodate riders. Southbound train service was restored just after 1:30 p.m. and northbound service was restored just before 2 p.m.

The train involved in the incident, which had approximately 900 passengers on board, stopped about two blocks away from the Burlingame station. The train was later moved to the station to transfer the passengers to a special train.



There have been eight fatalities on Caltrain tracks this year, according to the agency. Last year there were 11 fatalities. The agency said that preliminary information indicated the death was a suicide. The San Mateo County coroner will determine the official cause of death after a full investigation.

Because of the incident, Caltrain canceled a special train that was scheduled to leave San Francisco after the Giants game Wednesday afternoon.

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