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News - July 10, 2013

Man struck by train in Atherton is identified

The man who was struck and killed Friday morning, July 5, by a train at the Atherton station has been identified by the San Mateo County coroner's office as Clifford Planchon, 88, of Redwood City.

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."

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