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VTA Light-Rail Train Derails In San Jose

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light-rail train that partially derailed in San Jose Monday morning has been placed back on its tracks and was expected to be operational later Monday afternoon, a spokeswoman for the transit agency said.

The incident, which occurred at about 7:30 a.m., involved a two-car train at the Baypointe station near North First Street and Tasman Drive, VTA spokeswoman Brandi Childress said.

There were 12 passengers on board but no reports of injuries, and the cause of the derailment is not yet clear, she said.

The train, which was serving the 901 Alum Rock-Santa Teresa line, was back on the tracks by 2 p.m. and the VTA hopes to have it operational by 4 p.m., Childress said.

The derailment affected service on two light-rail lines, the 901 Alum Rock-Santa Teresa line and the 902 Mountain View-Winchester line. The 902 line was fully operational by noon.

The VTA is continuing to operate buses between the River Oaks station, located at River Oaks Parkway and North First Street, and the Milpitas station.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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