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Construction Continues on Track Stabilization Project in South Orange County

Emergency work to stabilize the railroad track in southern San Clemente is progressing. The stabilization work includes installing two rows of ground anchors into bedrock along a 700-foot stretch of hillside next to the train tracks. More than 230 steel anchors, each approximately 100 feet long, are needed to stabilize the slope.

The first row of ground anchors is expected to be completed this month. Work on the second row is set to begin in early January 2023 and take about one month to complete, with project completion expected in late February 2023.

Metrolink and Amtrak passenger rail service continues to be limited during the emergency repairs. Rail service could resume prior to construction completion, but no decision has been made. OCTA will work in partnership with all rail agencies to determine at what point service can safely restart.

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