SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO -- A person was struck and killed on the Caltrain tracks Wednesday evening at the South San Francisco station, bringing to two the number of people killed by a train on the Peninsula the same day.

The second person was hit around 8:50 p.m. by a southbound train that was being moved to use for commute service in the morning, according to Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn. No passengers were on the train.

Tracks were reopened in both directions through the area around 10:35 p.m., Dunn said.

Earlier in the afternoon, a man was struck and killed near the San Carlos station. That person was hit around 12:55 p.m. just north of the station, close to Bragato Road. The tracks there are raised above street level, with no pedestrian or vehicle crossings.

This year there have been 11 fatalities on the Caltrain right of way, compared to 12 for all of 2012.

Staff writer Joshua Melvin contributed to this report. Contact Eric Kurhi at 408-920-5852. Follow him at Twitter.com/erickurhi.