Altamont Corridor Trains Resume Operating After Mudslides Disrupt Service

Written by Kyra Senese, Managing Editor
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Altamont Corridor Express

Altamont Corridor Express trains resumed normal operating service Jan. 22 after mudslides the previous week left more than 200 passengers stalled on the tracks and disrupted rides two days in a row.

According to officials, three passengers suffered minor injuries as a result of the train’s abrupt stop. As service resumes, Union Pacific will operate in front of all Altamont Corridor trains in order to inspect the tracks for hazards and avoid additional service disruptions, according to a CBS report

On Jan. 18, the agency canceled service on the Stockton-San Jose line for the remainder of the previous week. The hills above the commuter line that connects Stockton and San Jose had been waterlogged after roughly two feet of rain fell in the region during a 22-day period, according to CBS.