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Track Work to Affect Metrolink Orange County and Inland Empire-Orange County Service

Wednesday January 9, 2019

LOS ANGELES – On the weekends of Jan. 12-13, Feb. 9-10, March 2-3 and March 9-10, regular Metrolink service will only be available as far south as the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink Station on the Orange County (OC) and Inland Empire-Orange County (IEOC) lines. The tracks between the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo and Oceanside stations will be closed.

The closure is a result of track work in north San Diego County to ensure safety and reliability of service.

During the affected weekends, bus service will be used to transport riders between the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo and Oceanside stations for OC Line trains 660, 661, 666, 667 and IEOC Line trains 857 and 860.

Riders can expect delays of up to 60 minutes due to connecting bus service.

Bus service will not be available on the affected weekends for OC Line trains 662, 663, 664 and 665 and IEOC Line trains 858 and 859.

Passengers are encouraged to get the latest information on service delays by visiting or following @Metrolink on Twitter. The work windows and affected service could change due to weather.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® trains will not operate south of Irvine on the affected weekends, while limited bus bridge service will be provided between Irvine and San Diego.

NCTD’s COASTER will not operate between Oceanside and San Diego. There will be no replacement bus service connecting to COASTER station stops.

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Metrolink is Southern California's regional commuter rail service in its 26th year of operation. Metrolink is governed by The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Metrolink operates seven routes through a six-county, 538 route-mile network. Metrolink’s passengers travel approximately 441 million miles each year, making Metrolink the second busiest public transportation provider in Southern California. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the eighth largest based on annual ridership.