Caltrain Service Resumes After Fatally Striking a Woman

The woman was killed after she was struck by the train around 6:15 a.m. at the Redwood City station.

Caltrain stopped at a station. (File Photo: Dave Colby, Patch)
Caltrain stopped at a station. (File Photo: Dave Colby, Patch)
By Bay City News—

Caltrain service has fully recovered after a woman was struck and killed by a train at the Redwood City station this morning, an agency spokeswoman said. The woman was struck at about 6:15 a.m. by Caltrain No. 305 on the northbound tracks at the station located at 1 James Ave., Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

Following the death, Caltrain was only running trains on one track through the area, but all tracks reopened as of 11:20 a.m., Dunn said. Train No. 305 had about 200 passengers on board and was not scheduled to stop at Redwood City.

The train was eventually moved to the San Carlos station to allow the passengers to get off, then was taken to a maintenance facility in San Jose, Dunn said. As of about 7 a.m., trains began single-tracking through the area on the southbound tracks but did not stop at the Redwood City station, according to Dunn.

Bus shuttles were also taking passengers between the San Carlos and Menlo Park stations until about 10 a.m., she said. Some Caltrain routes were canceled this morning and some trains were delayed by up to an hour, transit officials said. The Redwood City station reopened as of about 9:50 a.m.

Editor's Note: 

On Jan. 20, a Pleasanton man died after being hit by the Caltrain in Santa Clara during his heroic efforts to save another man who was suicidal.

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Chuck Reilly February 02, 2014 at 09:40 AM
Such an accident is regrettable. At the same time, CalTrain has taken extraordinary measures to keep people off the tracks. The shocking part of this article is that service was shut down for 4 hours - delaying thousands of people, preventing them from getting to work.


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