Caltrain back on time after fatal accident

Trains are running again after a fatal train collision near the 9th Avenue crossing, Caltrain spokesman Jonah Weinberg said.

The victim was trespassing on the tracks around 11:40 a.m. when train 241, traveling northbound, drove through the area. According to Weinberg, the engineer reported seeing the victim walking on the tracks, but was unable to halt the train before striking the individual.

Passengers on the train were unloaded and taken to the San Mateo Caltrain station to continue north, according to Weinberg. However, many travelers chose to use San Mateo County Transit District buses instead, which accepted the Caltrain fare in the aftermath of the incident.

One track was reopened at around 12:15 p.m. so trains could move through the area, according to Weinberg. The second track was reopened at around 1:15 p.m. All trains were on schedule around 2 p.m.

San Mateo police and San Mateo County coroner deputies are investigating the incident.

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