Rail Closures

Railroad Closures for Critical Repairs Along Del Mar Bluffs

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The closure of the coastal rail line from Solana Beach to Sorrento Valley will take effect this weekend as crews work on critical repairs along the Del Mar bluffs.

The closure started at midnight on Saturday, Dec. 14 and was scheduled to run until 5 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 16.

North County Transit announced all repairs were completed early at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. The railroad tracks will reopen Monday morning as scheduled.

SANDAG along with the North County Transit District (NCTD) crews installed approximately 80 feet of concrete lagging along the rail line between Sea Grove Park and 15th Street in Del Mar. Concrete lagging will serve as a retaining wall after a section of the support columns became exposed due to erosion, SANDAG said.

SANDAG did warn residents and businesses in the area about intermittent noise and lights.

The rail closure affected three rail services including a segment of the Los Angeles-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN), NCTD Coaster and Amtrack.

NCTD will provide a bus bridge for passengers between the Solana Beach and Santa Fe Depot stations.

Northbound COASTER passengers who board the COASTER south of Solana Beach station will be bussed all the way to Oceanside Transit Center.  Passengers between Solana Beach station and Oceanside Transit Center going north will be served by the train per the regular schedule.

NCTD warned passengers to expect up to 15-minute delays Monday morning after the tracks reopen.

For schedule and alternate routes, visit GoNCTD.com or Amtrak.com.

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