None of the injuries are life-threatening, according to Caltrain spokesperson Dan Lieberman late Thursday afternoon.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the collision and Caltrain officials are working closely with them to assist the investigation.
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The collision, which occurred just before 10:40 a.m., led to systemwide delays, Lieberman said.
The incident and subsequent NTSB investigation continue to affect the system early Thursday evening.
A bus bridge, operated by Caltrain to replace train service in the affected area, is in effect until at least 4 p.m. Friday between the South San Francisco and Millbrae Caltrain stations. For the rest of the system, Caltrain will continue to operate under its regular weekday schedule. Passengers traveling between the South San Francisco and Millbrae train stations should expect service delays as a result of the bus-bridge.
Thursday morning’s collision involved a southbound Caltrain commuter train, which was carrying 75 passengers, and on-track Caltrain equipment.
“Our deepest thoughts and sympathies are with all those who were injured today,” said Michelle Bouchard, Caltrain’s acting executive director. “Caltrain’s core values have always prioritized the safety of our passengers, employees and the communities we serve, and we are deeply disappointed that those standards were not met today. We have a long history of providing safe and reliable service and we are committed to working closely with the NTSB and other regulators to determine the cause of today’s incident. We will restore full Caltrain service as quickly and safely as possible.”
Caltrain officials said passengers should consider alternative transportation options by visiting 511.org.
Passengers can receive relevant Caltrain service updates by following @CaltraINAlerts on Twitter and by checking the Caltrain Facebook page and Caltrain.com.
Caltrain will release additional information on the incident and the investigation as details become available.
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