Metrolink to resume passenger rail service in southern Orange County and Oceanside

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

Metrolink is back in business in Southern Orange County.

Metrolink will resume passenger rail service on Monday, Oct. 4, to the Oceanside, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano stations along the Orange County and Inland Empire-Orange County lines.

Metrolink suspended service south of the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station on Thursday, Sept. 16 after it was determined that a landslide caused the tracks south of the San Clemente Pier to become misaligned. The regional rail agency immediately began efforts to stabilize the toe of the slope by placing boulders – known as riprap – adjacent to the track. Approximately 12,000 tons of rip-rap boulders will be in place and the tracks will be realigned so that service can resume by Monday.

As a precautionary measure to ensure the ongoing safety of the track, train speed restrictions will be in place along the project area beginning Monday morning. Those speed restrictions may initially result in service delays.

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