By Miriam Raftery
Photo: Amtrak Surfliner in San Clemente, by Steve Wilson, cc 2.0 via Wikipedia
June 7, 2023 (San Diego) – Railway tracks utilized by Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner and Metrolink trains have been shut down again, following a new landslide in San Clemente discovered early Monday morning.
Amtrak travelers from San Diego to Orange County will, however, be able to take a bus in Oceanside to bridge the gap, while Metrolink is offering stranded passengers $50 Uber vouchers to complete their trips.
“The tracks will reopen once the debris has been cleared and it is determined safe to operate trains through the area,” Amtrak said in a statement.
The tracks closed in late April for several weeks due to the unstable slope, but reopened May 27 before shutting down again June 5.
No timetable has yet been provided for the repairs to be completed.