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Amtrak Begins Major Harrisburg Line Track Renewal 

PHILADELPHIA – Amtrak is investing $122 million in Pennsylvania to improve tracks on the Harrisburg Line, between Lancaster and Harrisburg. This work will improve ride quality and comfort, increase service reliability and complete necessary work required to keep the tracks in a state of good repair. 

Norfolk Southern completes Conneaut Bridge

ATLANTA –– Norfolk Southern reached a significant construction milestone in Ohio, completing a railroad bridge replacement in Conneaut. This replacement marks the completion of several major Ohio infrastructure projects undertaken in 2023, which included ones in Campbellstown and Circleville.

Orange County Coastal Rail Resiliency Study

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. –– The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and the LOSSAN Rail Corridor (Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo) are working together on an Orange County Coastal Rail Resiliency Study. The study began in November 2023 and completion is expected in Fall 2025. OCTA is studying rail challenges in south Orange County to assess existing and future environmental risks and issues with operations and maintenance along the LOSSAN Rail Corridor. The study will evaluate strategies to address these challenges.

LOSSAN Rail Corridor Awarded $53 Million

OCEANSIDE, Calif. –– The continuing problems of geologic stability and shifting track along the LOSSAN Corridor in southern California are drawing more attention to this area. While this story focuses on a bridge replacement, the new bridge replaces one that is 108 years old and is subject to washout.