ATHERTON (KRON) — Caltrain service has been stopped after one of its trains struck an unoccupied vehicle on the tracks in Atherton on Tuesday night.
The collision was reported at about 7:30 p.m. on Fair Oaks Avenue.
“The vehicle is under the locomotive and will need to be removed before the tracks can be reopened,” Caltrain said.
There were no reported injuries to anyone on board the train. The passengers have been gotten off the train and Caltrain is working to open up the northbound tracks between Redwood City and Palo Alto.
Transit police and Caltrain personnel are on scene.
“My Caltrain just hit a car. I heard the metal because I was in the car behind the engine. We can smell gas or diesel,” read a Twitter message posted by someone claiming to be a passenger.
My Caltrain just hit a car. I heard the metal because I was in the car behind the engine. We can smell gas or diesel.
— Ms Eight (@Ms_Eight) December 17, 2014
Caltrain 284 SB hit a vehicle stalled on the tracks just south of Atherton. Train car filled with smell of gasoline. Power out at interior
— kiel (@kielaaron) December 17, 2014
At the same time, northbound train 191 struck some debris from the incident. The train has been inspected and there is no damage to the train. The train unable to move until tracks have been inspected.
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