December 6, 2023
A Pacific Surfliner. Picture courtesy of Amtrak

Beginning Saturday, Metrolink weekend service will prolong to San Juan Capistrano as staff proceed efforts to shore up a landslide within the San Clemente space.

The San Clemente Pier Station stays closed indefinitely, however Metrolink will run its trains as far south as San Juan Capistrano beginning Saturday and Sunday. However weekday service will proceed to go solely as far south because the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo station in the intervening time, in line with Scott Johnson, a Metrolink spokesman.

BNSF freight trains began operating by means of the San Clemente space, however at a velocity of simply 10 mph, Wednesday evening. Officers within the work space are on website to clear the freight trains when it’s protected to proceed, Johnson mentioned.

The tracks had been closed for a couple of month, beginning in late April, as a result of unstable hillside. However the tracks reopened on Could 27, after which one other landslide affected service close to the Casa Romantica Cultural Middle and Gardens.

— Metropolis Information Service