MOUNTAIN VIEW -- A man was hit and killed by a southbound Caltrain on Wednesday morning, halting trains in both directions for more than an hour, officials said.

The man was hit about 10:15 a.m. by Caltrain #134 just south of Rengstorff Avenue, Caltrain spokeswoman Jayme Ackemann said. His name was not immediately released.

Trains were stopped in both directions while transit police investigated the scene. None of the 103 passengers aboard the train were injured, Ackemann said. The northbound tracks reopened at 11:12 a.m. for trains traveling at 10 mph, and the southbound tracks reopened about 11:45 a.m.

A bus bridge established between the California Ave., San Antonio and Mountain View stations was canceled just before noon, Ackemann said.

The death marks the fourth Caltrain fatality of the year, the most recent being the death of a San Jose man in March near the Atherton station. Two other fatalities occurred in Santa Clara and Redwood City during the month of January.

Thirteen people died after being hit by Caltrain in 2013, and there were 12 fatalities in 2012, Ackemann said.

"No matter what the circumstances, any death is regrettable," Ackemann said. "Caltrain urges everyone to exercise caution around railroad tracks and to only cross at designated crossings when it is safe to do so."

Contact Erin Ivie at eivie@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/erin_ivie.



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