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Caltrain Service Resumes Following Fire

Trains were halted during the busiest hour of the evening commute. Use the gray scroll bar in the box to read the latest news about what's now being called #chocopocalypse on Twitter by frustrated commuters.

Caltrain is at a stop because of a fire near the train tracks in Burlingame. (Photo: Patch Archive)
Caltrain is at a stop because of a fire near the train tracks in Burlingame. (Photo: Patch Archive)
8:50 p.m.

Guittard Chocolate Factory has tweeted, "All is well in the land of chocolate. It was a brush fire very close, but not at, the factory. Thanks for everyone's concerns."

8:40 p.m.

A fire at the Guittard Chocolate Factory is reportedly to blame for an interruption in Caltrain service Wednesday night.

8:20 p.m. Update:

The Caltrain tracks in Burlingame reopened at 8:13 p.m. Caltrain will now begin the process of getting back on schedule.

8 p.m. Update:

SamTrans is now providing a free bus bridge between San Mateo, Burlingame, and Millbrae.

SamTrans, VTA and BART are all accepting Caltrain tickets.

Exacerbating problems, many Caltrain employees have reached the ends of their shifts. They will have to be replaced before the trains can move again.


7:55 p.m. Update:

Caltrain advice: "Riders at stations are advised to take SamTrans Route ECR which serves stops on El Camino Real every 15 minutes." 

7:45 p.m. Update:

According to Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn, the following trains are stopped:
  • No. 380 at Millbrae 
  • No. 386 at San Bruno 
  • No. 284 at South San Francisco

In addition, No. 278 on the move southbound approaching Hillsdale, 60 minutes late.

A bus bridge is in the works.

Original story:
Caltrain service is at a standstill in San Bruno because of a fire near the tracks in Burlingame.

More information will be reported when it becomes available.


bonnie Hawkins September 25, 2013 at 11:48 PM
So sorry to hear commuters had a bad day But I am really concerned about the chocolate factory and hoping that no one was hurt there that factory has been there since 1955
bonnie Hawkins September 26, 2013 at 12:37 AM
Thank you Happy all is well and people are safe

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