A pedestrian was struck by a San Jose-bound Amtrak train in Oakland Thursday afternoon, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.
Capitol Corridor ridership continues to grow and could increase even further if gas prices continue to rise.
High speed rail is still years away in California, but an increasing number of commuters are already riding the regular rails. New numbers show that ridership levels are surging after a few years of declines.
In what could be an encouraging economic sign, the Capitol Corridor is reporting an increase in ridership on the rail line linking Sacramento and the Bay Area.