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Old 09-29-22, 05:55 PM
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Amtrak down south of Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo!

If you were planning a one-way ride to O-side, Carlsbad, SD and taking the train or metro link back, there's no Amtrak service until further notice:

Dear Rider,

Unfortunately, continued movement to the right of way in the San Clemente area is forcing Metrolink to suspend Orange County Line and Inland Empire-Orange County Line service south of the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station until further notice.

The service suspension will take effect tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 30, out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the safety of our passengers and personnel.

Until we have confirmation from the experts the slope movement has stopped, we will not resume Metrolink service.

As a result, Metrolink service will be affected as follows:
  • Orange County Line: All Orange County Line trains will operate as scheduled between the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station and Los Angeles Union Station, with no alternate transportation to or from San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente or Oceanside.
  • Inland Empire-Orange County Line: All Inland Empire-Orange County Line trains will operate as scheduled between Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo and San Bernardino, with no alternate transportation to or from San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente or Oceanside.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

For all questions, please do not hesitate to call or text us at 800-371-5465 (LINK).

For the latest on this service adjustment, please follow @Metrolink on Twitter or visit metrolinktrains.com/service-update.

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Old 09-29-22, 08:53 PM
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Thread title references Amtrak but only likes to Metrolink announcement; corresponding Amtrak information announcement: Travel Advisories | Pacific Surfliner
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they will need to eventually route the train tracks in san clemente alongside and/or in between northbound and southbound lanes of the 5 freeway. that beach/cliffs/ocean interface ain't getting any better.
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they will need to eventually route the train tracks in san clemente alongside and/or in between northbound and southbound lanes of the 5 freeway. that beach/cliffs/ocean interface ain't getting any better.
Hopefully, when Amtrak or Caltrans does that, it would build a bike path that runs alongside; I have seen roadies cycling on I-5 south, and I don't think that is good idea.
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For anyone who's not familiar with the area its in south San Clemente near the San Clemente State Beach. For those of you old enough to remember ( ) its in the area where Richard Nixon had his estate, the first known 'Western White House.", between the SC State Beach and the City/Camp Pendelton border. For you surf dudes and dudettes its just north of Trestles.
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir View Post
Thread title references Amtrak but only likes to Metrolink announcement; corresponding Amtrak information announcement: Travel Advisories | Pacific Surfliner
Thank you! I forgot to put Metrolink too.
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Old 10-04-22, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir View Post
Hopefully, when Amtrak or Caltrans does that, it would build a bike path that runs alongside; I have seen roadies cycling on I-5 south, and I don't think that is good idea.
I don't have a base pass, so I use the 5. It's not bad at all--the shoulder is pretty wide and the road surface is better than in Pendleton. You don't have to deal with stressed out Marine wives (husbands deployed) or young guys that like to buzz you with their cars either.
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