Man in Wheelchair Struck, Killed by Train

The man was hit by the train after he went around the lowered gates and onto the Caltrain tracks in San Mateo, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012  |  Updated 6:51 PM PDT
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Man in Wheelchair Struck, Killed by Train

Passengers boarding at the San Mateo and Burlingame station need to board from the northbound platform because the trains are using a single track.

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A man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a train on the Caltrain tracks in San Mateo Thursday afternoon, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.

The adult male in an electric wheelchair went around the lowered gates and onto the train tracks before he was hit by southbound train No. 264 at Fifth Avenue in San Mateo around 4:50 p.m., spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

As of 6:50 p.m., the following train were delayed:

Northbound
277 - Redwood City
379 - San Carlos – 10’
275 – 1 hour
373 – 1 hour
271 – San Mateo
267 – Millbrae – 50 ‘
281/383 – Lawrence
289 leaving San Jose on time

Southbound
274 – 1 hour 9’
372 – 1 hour 7’
270 – Belmont – 1 hour 6’
368/364 combo –Redwood City -1 hour 21’

The northbound track was reopened around 5:40 p.m. for trains moving at reduced speed, Dunn said.

Passengers boarding at the San Mateo and Burlingame station need to board from the northbound platform because the trains are using a single track, Dunn said.

Northbound train No. 365, which is stopped at the Hillsdale station, will turn around and head south, stopping at all stations, Dunn said.

Southbound train 266, which is currently stopped at the Millbrae station, will turn and go north, stopping at all stations.

Train 264 was a limited-stop train. It left San Francisco at 4:19 p.m. and had stopped at the San Mateo station at 4:42 p.m. The next scheduled stop was Hillsdale at 4:47 p.m.

BART will be accepting Caltrain tickets, Dunn said.

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