Sprinter to Begin Testing Brake Fix

SPRINTER also announces Express schedule for CSUSM students

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    NBC 7 San Diego

    The SPRINTER will be testing along the tracks Sunday as maintenance crews work to bring the service back online.

    The light rail service was suspended temporarily March 9 when rotors inside the central brakes were showing irregular wear.

    Crews have removed the original rotors and installed split-disc rotors. As a result, residents will see technicians running the SPRINTER at low-speeds as a test.

    Trains will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. between the Escondido Transit Center and Woodland Pkwy. in San Marcos. The tests will continue through Thursday.

    Once the initial testing is complete, crews will add weight and test emergency stopping power at higher speeds. That should take place in mid-April according to the SPRINTER’s website.

    On Friday, the SPRINTER Express schedule was modified for Cal State San Marcos students returning from Spring Break. Read: Modified Schedule

    Beginning Monday, there will be a SPRINTER Express connecting the campus with the Nordahl Station.

    The additional bus shuttle is in response to riders who are struggling with their commute in the outage.

    Other schedules include earlier start times and more frequent service. Click here for the SPRINTER Interruption of Service map.

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