Woman in her 20s hit by Caltrain in Palo Alto sent to hospital, service disrupted

A woman in her 20s was hit by a Caltrain in Palo Alto this afternoon and has resulted in service disruptions, transit agency officials said.

Northbound Caltrain No. 155 struck a pedestrian on the tracks near Palo Alto Avenue around 3 p.m., Caltrain officials said on Twitter.

The pedestrian has been transported to Stanford Hospital but information on the severity of her injuries or condition wasn't immediately available, Caltrain spokesperson Jayme Ackemann said.

Service on the tracks resumed shortly before 4 p.m., but Caltrain was experiencing up to hour long delays. 

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office transit police bureau is investigating the incident, according to Ackermann.

Train No. 155 carried 265 passengers who didn't report any injuries, Ackemann said.

The involved train moved to the Palo Alto station where passengers will be released, agency officials said.

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is providing a bus bridge for passengers between the Menlo Park, Palo Alto and California Avenue stations, during the disruption.

Ackermann said the bus bridge has been canceled and passengers should expect residual delays, she said.