Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.
Caltrain was one of several Bay Area rail transit systems plagued by system delays Wednesday morning.
A person was struck and killed by an Amtrak train near downtown Oakley Wednesday afternoon, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.
Train No. 527, which was on the Capitol Corridor line, was heading toward San Jose when it struck the pedestrian around 9:20 a.m. near Floresta Boulevard and Washington Avenue, Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham said.
An Amtrak train struck a vehicle on the tracks in East Oakland Wednesday, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.
Extreme heat has caused Amtrak to enforce speed restrictions on trains Saturday morning, which might result in service delays.
Amtrak Capitol Corridor train No. 537 was heading from Sacramento to San Jose when it struck the pedestrian at about 2:30 p.m. where East Lewelling Boulevard crosses the tracks, spokeswoman Vernae Graham said.
An Amtrak train heading to Vancouver, B.C., derailed just north of Fremont Saturday night, but no one aboard was harmed, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.
A boy who was fatally struck by an Amtrak train in San Lorenzo on Thursday evening has been identified as 15-year-old Austin Price of Hayward, according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau.
A 14-year-old boy was fatally struck by an Amtrak train in San Lorenzo on Thursday evening, officials said.