Northbound Caltrain #313 struck Mr. Planchon as the train passed through the Atherton station at approximately 7:15 a.m., Caltrain spokesperson Jayme Ackemann said. Caltrain does not stop on weekdays at the Atherton station, located at Fair Oaks Lane and Dinkelspiel Station Lane.
Passengers were transferred to another train. At 9:27 a.m., Caltrain reported resuming normal operations with both tracks back in service.
"Delays were extensive throughout the system," she said in an email. "Ridership was reported to be lighter than normal for a Friday due to the holiday."