A southbound Caltrain struck a car on the tracks near Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto on Friday evening, the agency said on Twitter.
The commuter rail service tweeted about the incident at 6:04 p.m. It involved southbound Caltrain No. 370, a bullet train that makes a stop at the downtown Palo Alto Caltrain station. The vehicle ended up underneath the train, according to Caltrain tweets.
Emergency responders from the Palo Alto Fire Department were briefly at the intersection around 6 p.m. and remained at the scene for about five minutes, according to PulsePoint, an app displaying emergency response incidents.
A tow truck arrived to the scene at 6:36 p.m., according to Caltrain. A few minutes later, one of the two tracks that cross the intersection was cleared for trains to run through at 20 mph.
Commuters were advised to expect major delays due to the incident. Around 6:30 p.m., the agency announced at the California Avenue station that trains were estimated to be 60 to 90 minutes behind schedule.
Shortly after 7 p.m., train no. 360 was cleared to move through the area, Caltrain said. The train was taken back north to the downtown Palo Alto station and crews began removing he vehicle from the area.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.