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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...
OCTA
Infrastructure

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
Infrastructure

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...
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Infrastructure

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...
St. Clair County Transit District
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Infrastructure

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.
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Rail

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...
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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
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Infrastructure

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...
Vehicles

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
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Vehicles

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 ...

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Infrastructure

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.
Management

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.
OCTA
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Infrastructure

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
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Rail

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

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...
OCTA
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.
Rail

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.
Rail

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
Rail

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...
OCTA
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.
Maintenance

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.
Rail

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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Management

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.
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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...
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Management

Metrolink appoints Elisa Cunningham chief technology officer and Lisa Bahr chief customer experience officer

March 17, 2023
Cunningham is responsible for overseeing the agency’s digital strategy while Bahr will be responsible for leading Metrolink’s customer relations, marketing and social media teams...
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Safety & Security

Metrolink completes full deployment of early earthquake warning system

March 10, 2023
ShakeAlert is an earthquake early warning system that provides important data within seconds of an earthquake being detected.
OCTA
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Infrastructure

Anaheim Canyon Metrolink station nearing completion

The station is part of a long-awaited improvement project to facilitate a more efficient, comfortable rail experience for passengers traveling through north Orange County.
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Infrastructure

L.A. Metro and Metrolink partnering to improve Antelope Valley Line

L.A. Metro will provide $16.6 million toward the project that will improve train service frequency and reliability along the 76.5-mile rail corridor while reducing automobile ...
Rail

OCTA stops slope movement and stabilizes tracks in south San Clemente

The track had moved as much as 28 inches between September 2021 and September 2022 because of storm surge and sand erosion on the coastal side and the gradually sliding hillside...
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Rail

OCTA begins construction to stabilize the railroad track through southern San Clemente

OCTA is working with geotechnical contractor Condon-Johnson & Associates Inc. to perform the emergency stabilization work to safely restore passenger rail service as soon as possible...