UPDATE: Two pedestrians killed on Caltrain tracks

Examiner file photo

Examiner file photo

Two people were struck and killed by Caltrain on Saturday in separate indicidents.

The first happened at 11:10 a.m. at the same Palo Alto station where a man was fatally injured a week ago Saturday. A northbound Baby Bullet train hit the individual at the California Avenue station, the agency said.

Just over an hour later, at 12:13 p.m., a southbound train struck and killed a pedestrian just north of the Menlo Park station.

The death toll on the Caltrain tracks this year stands at 16 after Saturday's two incidents. The Caltrain record for fatalities is 20, set in 1995 when the agency operated fewer trains and did not offer express service. In 2009, there were 19 fatalities.

After a brief closure of all tracks at the Menlo Park station, trains are single-tracking using the northbound tracks. Passengers should expected lengthy delays.

Last Saturday, a man was struck and killed by a northbound Baby Bullet train at the California Avenue station.

About 150 passengers who were on the train at Palo Alto have been transferred to another train. About 120 passengers on the train involved in the the Menlo Park incident are getting off the vehicle at that station and are being transferred to another train.

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