Amtrak back on time after train hits, kills San Leandro pedestrian

Amtrak trains are running on time again after a person was hit and killed while crossing tracks this afternoon in San Leandro, according to officials.

The person was struck at about 12:30 p.m. near Williams Street about 8 miles south of the Oakland Amtrak station, spokeswoman Vernae Graham said.

An Alameda County coroner was summoned to the scene and has retrieved a body, a coroner's official said.

Train No. 535 departed from Sacramento to San Jose at about 10:10 a.m., according to Graham.

Neither the train's 22 passengers nor the crew was injured, she said.

The speed limit for Amtrak trains in the area is 79 mph, but officials do not know how fast No. 535 was traveling.

The incident temporarily halted service for No. 535 and two other trains, Graham said. Trains were moving again at 2:53 p.m.

Some trains are back on schedule and others will be caught up shortly, Graham said.

— Bay City News

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