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Monday, April 15, 2013

Caltrain Hits and Kills Person on Tracks in Burlingame, Trains Are Stopped (Update)

Posted By on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 12:59 PM

click to enlarge Trains are stopped for now
  • Trains are stopped for now

Update 2:40 p.m.: Caltrain service has resumed as normal, and the evening commute is expected to be a smooth ride.

Update 2:03 p.m.: Caltrain confirmed the pedestrian was an adult male. Also, the train involved in the incident will be moved into the Burlingame Station, where the 170 passengers will be able to transfer to southbound #150 to continue their commute.

Update 1:13 p.m.: Here's the latest news from Caltrain: Trains will begin single-tracking around the incident scene, while the investigation continues. Northbound train #147 will proceed north first, and Southbound #150 will then proceed south.

Original Story 12:59 p.m.: Caltrain officials just confirmed that a person was killed this afternoon on the train tracks in Burlingame.

There's not a lot of information at this time, but according to Caltrain, the #146 train killed the pedestrian at about 12:30 p.m. The pedestrian was at the Oak Grove crossing, just north of the Burlingame train station when he or she was hit.

Trains in both directions are stopped while emergency crews clear the scene.

Check back for updates.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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