Train Service Again Halted Between San Diego and Los Angeles Due to Landslide

Train Service Again Halted Between San Diego and Los Angeles Due to Landslide
Workers fix the track for the Amtrak coastal railway line in San Clemente, Calif. on April 13, 2023. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)
City News Service
6/5/2023
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6/5/2023
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SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—Another landslide in the San Clemente area forced a renewed halt in rail service through southern Orange County June 5.

The tracks used by Metrolink and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains were closed Monday morning between San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano as crews inspected what appeared to be another significant movement of dirt on the hillside overlooking the tracks, just below the Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens.

Some of the mud and rocks wound up abutting the train tracks.

It was unclear how long the tracks would be impacted.

The tracks had been closed for about a month starting in late April due to the unstable hillside. But the tracks reopened on May 27. Casa Romantica was also closed due to damage on its terrace caused by the landslide, but the facility partially reopened on May 25. It was unclear if the latest movement of dirt would again impact operations at the center.

A closed sign is shown after a landslide hit Casa Romantica in San Clemente, Calif., on April 28, 2023. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)
A closed sign is shown after a landslide hit Casa Romantica in San Clemente, Calif., on April 28, 2023. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)
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