Caltrain service experienced delays Monday night after a train struck and killed a pedestrian in Menlo Park, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.
A woman was fatally struck by a southbound train at Encinal Avenue at around 7:30 p.m., spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.
The train, No. 804, was stopped at Oak Grove Avenue and its 238 passengers were transferred to another southbound train, which ran 45 minutes late, Dunn said.
The identity of the woman remained unknown, and an investigation has been launched by Transit Police. Preliminary information suggests the death may have been a suicide, according to Dunn.
Train tracks were closed in the area as emergency crews responded and northbound train No. 447 was held at Palo Alto station until the tracks re-opened after 9 p.m.
No injuries were reported among the passengers or Caltrain crew.
This is the first fatality of the year on the Caltrain tracks, Dunn said. Last year there were 16 fatalities.
Caltrain is running on a Saturday schedule today because of the holiday.
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