Metrolink faces nightmare with unstable track in south Orange County – service suspended in the area for at least two weeks

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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Metrolink resumes service in southern Orange County and Oceanside today.

Metrolink has undertaken emergency track work in south Orange County through Oct. 4.

Metrolink announced it is suspending rail service to the San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente and Oceanside stations beginning Thursday, Sept. 16 for emergency track work to stabilize the right-of-way in the San Clemente area and ensure the safety of its operations. The suspended service will affect trains on the Orange County and Inland Empire-Orange County lines.  

Metrolink’s goal is to resume service by Monday, Oct. 4. If the work is done earlier than expected, Metrolink service will also resume, which will quickly be communicated to passengers. 

During the work period, Metrolink trains will operate as far south as the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station. There will be no alternate bus service to connect to the San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente or Oceanside stations.

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