Courtesy South San FranciscoA new Caltrain station in South San Francisco is scheduled to be ready in 2019.

Courtesy South San FranciscoA new Caltrain station in South San Francisco is scheduled to be ready in 2019.

Regular Caltrain service resumes after fatality on tracks

A person was fatally struck by a train in Burlingame this morning, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.

Caltrain's northbound train No. 425 struck the male victim at about 10:05 a.m. on the tracks at the Morrell Avenue pedestrian crossing, spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

The victim, who has not been identified, apparently trespassed onto the tracks at the crossing, which has gates, lights and bells to notify pedestrians of approaching trains.

The crossing is located between the Burlingame and Broadway stations, she said.

The train, which had about 400 passengers on board, was stopped at the scene for more than an hour, according to Dunn. It was authorized to continue toward San Francisco shortly after 11:20 a.m., she said.

Trains in both directions ran at reduced speed on the southbound track while authorities conducted an investigation into the death on the northbound track. Both tracks reopened and regular service resumed around 11:30 a.m., Dunn said.

The death is the 10th this year on the Caltrain right of way. There were 19 deaths on Caltrain tracks in 2009, she said.

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