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Metrolink receives federal funding to develop pioneering track intrusion detection system

April 11, 2024
The agency was awarded a $1.3 million SMART Stage 1 grant from USDOT, as well as an additional $1 million in congressionally directed spending from Rep. Brad Sherman for the project...

OCTA, Metrolink to study long-term solutions to protect San Clemente rail line

Regular passenger service on the rail line resumed March 25 following a near two-month suspension of passenger rail traffic due to soil and debris sliding into the rail right ...

Regular passenger rail service to resume on San Clemente rail line March 25

Service had been suspended since late January due to a landslide from a privately-owned hillside that littered the rail right of way below with soil and debris.
Safety & Security

Metrolink signs USDOT's anti-human trafficking pledge

March 13, 2024
To help make its system safer for riders, Metrolink is launching specialized anti-trafficking training for its employees and an ad campaign on noticing the signs of trafficking...

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner resumes limited passenger service through San Clemente

OCTA, Metrolink and LOSSAN agreed service on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner can resume after 33 steel beams for the foundation of the containment wall at Mariposa Point were installed...

OCTA, Metrolink begin construction of catchment wall at Mariposa Point in San Clemente

The 200-foot-long wall, which will stabilize the slope above the rail line, will be completed in mid-March with passenger rail service anticipated to return by late March or ...

Metrolink to purchase two zero-emission rail vehicles, 12 Tier 4 locomotives with state grant

Feb. 23, 2024
The agency has received $59.3 million from the South Coast AQMD Governing Board to purchase the vehicles; the board also approved up to $87.4 million from South Coast AQMD’s contingency...

California Transportation Commission awards OCTA $7.2 million to construct catchment wall at Mariposa Point in San Clemente

The catchment wall will protect the track from soil and debris from a privately owned slope that slid into the rail right of way in late January.

OCTA, Metrolink and State/local Partners move forward with barrier wall to protect rail line from landslide

In response to a recent landslide in the OCTA service area, the agency is moving forward with plans for a barrier wall to protect tracks from sliding land in San Clemente near...

Metrolink to pause service systemwide Dec. 26-29

Dec. 14, 2023
The pause in service will allow Metrolink to complete infrastructure upgrades, maintenance and repairs, as the Los Angeles mega-region prepares to host high-profile international...

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Rail service on San Clemente tracks suspended for fifth time in three years due to landslide

Jan. 29, 2024
OCTA and Metrolink are working to clear the tracks after debris from the hillside slope along the Mariposa Trail Bridge in San Clemente had fallen onto the right of way and rail...
LA Metro
L.A. Metro Ambassadors continued their customer service work throughout the storm.

Tropical Storm Hilary impacts transit operations from Southern California to Nevada

Aug. 21, 2023
The storm made landfall in Mexico before moving north into California, bringing high winds and heavy rains into the state.
The wall built to protect the rail line below the Casa Romantica slope.

Orange County Transportation Authority moving forward study to keep coastal trains operating safely

Aug. 16, 2023
The authority selected HDR to conduct Phase 1 of a two-phase study looking at ways to protect the coastal rail line between Dana Point and San Clemente, Calif.
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner/LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Credit Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Lossan Rail Corridor Agency

Trains to run through San Clemente starting July 17

July 12, 2023
Train service has been disrupted since late April after the slope below Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens in San Clemente began to slide.
City of Calgary
The government of Alberta and city of Calgary will study alignments to bring rail service to Calgary International Airport.

Rail plan updates: Calgary Transit, SBCTA and L.A. Metro

July 11, 2023
The Alberta government is investing in a study evaluating a rail connection to Calgary Airport while a cost sharing agreement between SBCTA and L.A. Metro supports the study expanding...
On June 5, the slope below the Casa Romantica Cultural Center in San Clemente, Calif., moved significantly with debris, dirt and a tree entering the right of way of the rail line at the bottom of the slope.

San Clemente slope slide causing rail service problems again

June 15, 2023
The slope below the Casa Romantica Cultural Center experienced a significant slide in early June that has stopped passenger rail service indefinitely.
LOSSAN Corridor Rail Agency
Metrolink and Pacific Surfliner passenger trains resumed service May 27 through San Clemente following emergency slope stabilization repairs on the slope below Casa Romantica Cultural Center.

OCTA, Metrolink, Amtrak trains return to service through north San Clemente

May 30, 2023
Passenger train operations had been suspended in the area north of the San Clemente Pier after slope movement occurred in late April.
City of San Clemente
The slope north of the San Clemente Pier dropped 20 feet last week causing rail traffic below the slope to halt while the slope movement is monitored and

OCTA, Metrolink, Amtrak suspend rail service due to threat of slope movement at second San Clemente location

The slope north of San Clemente Pier dropped 20 feet last week and was found to have moved another five to 10 feet closer to tracks the morning of April 28, which prompted a halt...
Crews installed more than 200 ground anchors, each 130 feet long, to stop the privately owned slope adjacent to the tracks from moving and stabilizing the track.

All trains to return to tracks in Orange and San Diego counties following slope stabilization

April 11, 2023
OCTA has been performing emergency repairs along track south of San Clemente that has interrupted passenger train movement for nearly six months.
San Bernardino County Transportation Authority
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to mark the opening of the Arrow Line on Oct. 21. The line began service on Oct. 24.

Metrolink’s new Arrow Line opens between San Bernardino and Redlands

Oct. 24, 2022
The rail line features new tracks, enhanced street crossings and five new stations.

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St. Clair County Transit District

Progress made on MidAmerica St. Louis Airport MetroLink extension project

The project will extend the MetroLink light-rail system 5.2 miles from the existing Shiloh-Scott Transit Center in Shiloh, Mo., to MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah.

Metrolink, LOSSAN, Amtrak partner to establish better transit accessibility

Nov. 8, 2023
The partnership will help to expand the existing codeshare program, allowing Metrolink and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner ticket holders with origin and destination stations between...
Safety & Security

Metrolink uses earthquake detection system to participate in statewide earthquake drill

Oct. 20, 2023
Metrolink adopted the technology in March, becoming the first and only railroad in the country to integrate Positive Train Control and U.S. Geological Survey ShakeAlert early ...
L.A. Metro

L.A. Metro receives $38.3 million in funding for Doran Street Grade Separation Project

The funding comes from FRA’s Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant; The Doran Street crossing has one of the highest numbers of safety-related incidents involving vehicles, bicycles...

SBCTA, Stadler unveil first hydrogen-powered FLIRT H2 passenger train at APTA EXPO 2023

The passenger train is a Zero-Emission Multiple Unit that will be launched into Arrow fleet as part of Metrolink service from Redlands to San Bernardino in late 2024.
St. Louis Metro

St. Louis Metro Transit to launch single-car train service pilot program Oct. 2

During the pilot period, single-car trains will continue to operate seven days a week throughout the 46-mile MetroLink system in the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County in ...

Metrolink Board of Directors approves multi-year agreement with ATU Local 1277

May 2, 2023
The three-and-a-half-year agreement, which was ratified April 19, includes a 15 percent salary increase over the term of the contract for Metrolink staff.
St. Louis Metro
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Stations have been selected for first two packages for St. Louis Metro’s Secure Platform Plan

The Secure Platform Plan is part of a multi-tiered strategy to grow ridership and deliver a stronger transit experience by creating centralized, highly secure customer entrances...