Caltrain reports more delays


Caltrain is experiencing more delays this morning (July 30) after another train broke down at one of its stations, the third train to do so in two days, a spokeswoman said.

An electrical connection to the traction motors caused northbound express train No. 309 to break down at the Sunnyvale station at about 6:15 a.m., Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

Other trains are being delayed by as much as 22 minutes this morning because they had to single-track through some areas.

One of those trains is No. 207, which is 17 minutes late after picking up the passengers from train No. 309, according to Dunn.

Train No. 309 has since returned to Caltrain's maintenance facility in San Jose, she said.

On Thursday morning, two separate trains broke down at Caltrain stations. At 5:48 a.m. Thursday, southbound train No. 102 broke down at the Belmont station due to a problem with an air compressor in the braking system, Dunn said.

About two hours later, southbound train No. 314 broke down at the San Mateo station, Dunn said. That train had a faulty light that indicated the train was overheating, even though that was not the case, she said.

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