Pacific Surfliner Service Temporarily Suspended South of Irvine Station

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The Los Angeles–San Diego–San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency has temporarily suspended service south of Irvine until further notice for emergency track repairs.

The agency manages the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service

Consultations with geologists, geotechnical engineers, and surveyors revealed that there may be a safety concern along a portion of track in the San Clemente area. The LOSSAN Agency made the decision to immediately stop service to ensure passenger and crew safety.

During the closure, the San Clemente Pier and San Juan Capistrano stations will remain closed while the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), who owns that portion of the track, conducts emergency maintenance to stabilize the right-of-way.

“Passenger and crew safety is our top priority, and we are doing our best to minimize disruptions to travelers to and from San Diego,” said Jason Jewell, Interim Managing Director of the LOSSAN Agency. “We are working with our partners to restore service between Oceanside and San Diego as well as set up bus bridges between Irvine and Oceanside as quickly as possible.”

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