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Rail Closures Planned as Part of Mid-Coast Trolley Project in San Diego

Rail service will be halted over the weekend due to testing and improvements tied to the Mid-Coast Trolley project. 

North County Transit District, Metrolink, Amtrak, and the freight carrier BNSF will be affected by the closure, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.


Tests will be run on signal equipment and crews will complete improvement projects where there will be a double track rail service in an area where there is currently only one track. 

In order to do that, there will be no passenger or freight trains running after midnight Saturday, Oct. 20 through early Monday, Oct. 22. 

Regular commuter service is scheduled to begin Monday for the morning commute, according to SANDAG.

This will be the second weekend this month that rail service will be halted for the project.

The improvement projects include working on the at-grade crossings at the Old Town Transit Center, working on rail and bridge structures near Morena Boulevard and Santa Fe Street, excavating the ground near the existing platform in Carlsbad in preparation for improvements to the Poinsettia Station and replacing existing rail ties in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

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NBC 7's Llarisa Abreu reports the lastest updates on the Mid-Coast Trolley construction that will extend the blue line from Old Town to La Jolla.
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