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.