Buses to replace Caltrain service following collision in San Bruno; BART to accept free transfers at Millbrae Station
Caltrain will be operating on a modified, 69-train schedule for the Friday morning commute while maintaining bus-bridge service between South San Francisco and Millbrae Stations, following Thursday’s collision between a train and on-track equipment in San Bruno. BART will be providing free service for passengers transferring at Millbrae Station and customers can consider other transportation options by visiting 511.org.
SamTrans buses will carry passengers between the impacted stations until further notice. Passengers traveling to and from those stations should expect service delays as a result of the bus-bridge. For the rest of the system, Caltrain will run 69 trains, reduced service from the regular 104-train schedule.
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 are life-threatening. The collision also led to systemwide delays.
The National Transportation Safety Board has begun an investigation into the incident, and Caltrain is assisting with that inquiry. As soon as the NTSB releases the incident site in San Bruno, Caltrain will begin work on repairing the tracks and restoring full service.
Passengers can receive all relevant service updates by following @CaltrainAlerts on Twitter and by checking the Caltrain Facebook page and Caltrain.com.
The agency will release more information on the incident and its subsequent investigation as details become available.
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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