April 23, 2024
The Pacific Surfliner hugs the coast in Orange County. Courtesy OCTA

After heavy storms in January brought on rocks and particles to successfully bury prepare tracks in San Clemente, passenger rail service — together with Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner out of San Diego — will resume on Monday, transportation officers introduced Tuesday.

Emergency work on a 200-foot-long retaining wall to guard the tracks from extra falling particles on the web site of the Jan. 24 landslide close to the city-owned Mariposa Path Pedestrian Bridge is predicted to wrap up this week.

Amtrak started providing some restricted passenger service on its Pacific Surfliner trains earlier this month, and a few freight trains had been capable of by the affected part at night time in current weeks. Nonetheless, full service on each Metrolink and Amtrak strains will resume Monday morning.

The railroad tracks within the San Clemente space had been additionally closed final yr attributable to mudslides and particles. The primary was in April close to the Casa Romantica Tradition Middle and Gardens, blocking the tracks for a month whereas repairs had been accomplished.

One other mudslide occurred in the identical normal space on June 5, prompting one other rail closure that lasted almost six weeks.

Up to date nformation on prepare schedules is obtainable at metrolinktrains.com and at pacificsurfliner.com/alerts.