a-1540201811 May 22, 2018 10:39 AM People Lying on Railroad Tracks I agree with many here in SB as this problem has turned traveling on Amtrak into a total hassle many times. When an Amtraks strikes a person the typical delay, according to Amtrak officials, is between 3 - 4.5 hours. We were on a southbound Amtrak a few months back that struck a person who had committed a crime in Burbank, then fled & jumped in front of the train to kill himslef. The delay was 7.5 hours! Union Pacific & Amtrak need to be proactive in protecting the rails better.