Antelope Valley, Orange County and Inland Empire-Orange County lines all affected
LOS ANGELES – This weekend, April 9-10, Metrolink will have limited service on its Antelope Valley, Orange County and Inland Empire-Orange County (IE-OC) lines due to multiple track and maintenance projects. There will be no Metrolink service south of the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station for the Orange County and IE-OC lines, while there will be adjusted service on the Antelope Valley Line.
Metrolink will be replacing rock along the beach to secure the tracks following heavy rains south of San Clemente, while conducting a scheduled railroad tie replacement project near Laguna Niguel. The San Clemente community near the tracks will experience some noise in the daytime this weekend as work is completed. During this time, North County Transit District (NCTD) will perform work on the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Bridges and the Elvira to Morena Double Track project in association with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).
As a result, all trains on Metrolink’s Orange County and IE-OC lines will only operate to and from the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station. Metrolink will not provide buses or alternate transportation south of Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo during this weekend closure.
Amtrak trains will not operate south of Irvine on Saturday or Sunday, however Amtrak will provide bus service for Amtrak passengers between Irvine and San Diego. For more information on Amtrak service, please visit http://www.amtrak.com.
On the Antelope Valley Line, Metrolink will complete scheduled track work near the Vincent Grade/Acton Station. As a result, train service will be provided only between Los Angeles Union Station and the Via Princessa Station. Alternate bus transportation will be provided between Lancaster and Via Princessa.
Buses from Lancaster to Via Princessa will operate 30 minutes ahead of the posted weekend schedule, while bus service from Via Princessa to Lancaster may experience up to 45 minute delays.
For details on Metrolink’s schedules, please visit metrolinktrains.com.
Media contact: Scott Johnson, Metrolink Public Affairs (213) 452-0205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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