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Get Info about Proposed Train Maintenance Facility in Irvine

The Orange County Maintenance Facility (OCMF), proposed for construction off of Ridge Valley in Irvine, will include train storage tracks, locomotive and car service platforms, and a service building with overhead cranes. Service platforms will include facilities for inspection, fueling and sanding and interior and exterior car cleaning. Additional facility components of the 48-foot, one-story building will include office space for crews and facility staff, parts storage and management, water treatment, parking access roads and security.

OCTA will host a virtual public meeting Oct. 5 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to share information and answer questions about the proposed facility.

The OCMF is expected to offer the following benefits:

  • Meet rail vehicle servicing and storage needs to accommodate current and future operations to better serve the public’s transportation needs.
  • Reduce operating costs by preventing the need to move trains or cars to less convenient facilities in Los Angeles and San Bernardino.
  • Contribute to better rail service throughout southern California because it will reduce the maintenance and storage loads in other parts of the system, allowing them to perform better.
  • Help the environment by reducing emissions associated with automotive transportation and reduce locomotive travel from other maintenance facilities.


Learn more about the project and register for the webinar here.