Posted: 10:41 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014

Caltrain officials say death on tracks in Atherton appears intentional

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ATHERTON, Calif. —

An adult male killed by a train in Atherton Thursday evening appears to have stepped on to the tracks intentionally, according to a Caltrain spokeswoman.

Southbound Caltrain 192, which left San Francisco at 8:40 p.m. and left Redwood City at 9:28 p.m., struck the person on the train tracks at Watkins Avenue around 9:45 p.m., according to Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn.

The 481 passengers on board the train were not injured, and the train has now been moved to the Menlo Park station that can get off the train, Dunn said.

Trains do not stop in Atherton on weekdays.

Samtrans buses are carrying passengers between Menlo Park and Redwood City stations.

Caltrain is currently operating on an hourly schedule, with the last train of the day leaving San Francisco at 12:01 a.m.

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