Caltrain experiencing system wide delays

July 16, 2008 9:51:49 AM PDT
Southbound Caltrain service is behind schedule this morning after a southbound train's engine died, and northbound delays caused by a broken rail persist, a spokeswoman said.

The engine of train No. 324 died at the San Bruno station, according to spokeswoman Mary Knuckles. That train subsequently coupled with train No. 226 to be pushed out of the way.

Northbound delays continue as well, after a broken rail just south of Morgan Hill disrupted service around 6:30 a.m.

Caltrain set up a bus bridge for riders between the Gilroy and Diridon stations.

That problem has since been resolved and northbound trains are being allowed through, but there are still delays, Knuckles said at about 9:10 a.m.