Thursday collision site in San Bruno cleared for train service; bus-bridges taken out of service
Caltrain will be operating a regular weekend schedule starting on Sunday, March 13, because the Thursday collision site has been cleared for train service. Caltrain had been providing substitute bus service between South San Francisco, San Bruno and Millbrae Stations, but with the incident site cleared, normal weekend train operations have resumed.
Just before 10:40 a.m. on Thursday, a southbound Caltrain train carrying 75 passengers was involved in a collision with on-track equipment. As a result, 13 people were injured, including two Caltrain employees. None of the injuries were life-threatening.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has begun an investigation into the incident. Caltrain is a party to the investigation and supporting NTSB investigators to ensure any assistance necessary is made available to them.
Caltrain thanks its partner transit agencies for their assistance in getting our riders where they need to go. Caltrain also thanks the emergency personnel that responded to Thursday’s incident quickly and effectively.
Passengers can receive all relevant service updates by following @CaltrainAlerts on Twitter and by checking the Caltrain Facebook page and Caltrain.com.
About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with commute service to Gilroy. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.
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