A southbound train struck and killed a pedestrian on the tracks at Charleston Avenue in Palo Alto at 7:35 this morning, Caltrain reports. An eyewitness, a student who was on her way to middle school, said the person was an older woman.
At 10:20 a.m., train traffic in both directions was restored, according to Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn. Trains were traveling through the area at reduced speed, but passengers were able to board from the normal platforms at all stations, she said.
Trains were still significantly delayed throughout the morning.
No one was injured on the train, which had 322 passengers, Dunn said.
This is the tenth fatality on the Caltrain right of way this year, she said. Last year there were 12.
-- Palo Alto Online contributed to this report.