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Improvement Projects

Construction and Maintenance

Metrolink construction and maintenance crews are constantly working throughout the entire Southern California system expanding capacity, upgrading systems and maintaining existing infrastructure to help provide the highest quality of safety and service to our passengers. This work also helps to ensure a safe and smooth flow of freight rail traffic throughout our region.  Here are examples of the type of work we do to maintain our rail system.

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Central Maintenance Facility Drainage Upgrade Project - Weekly Status Update

Week of May 25

An important environmental and sustainability project at the Central Maintenance Facility to upgrade our drainage system is underway.

For weekly updates, please see these notices: English/Spanish

 

Central Maintenance Facility Drainage Update Project - Monthly Status Update (April)

For monthly updates, please see these notices: English/Spanish

 

Railroad Crossing Maintenance - Upland/Montclair

April 28 - June 5

To ensure safety and reliability, and so that Metrolink trains operate as efficiently as possible, Metrolink crews will be performing railroad crossing maintenance work.

For detailed information, please see this notice: English/Spanish

 

Metrolink Railroad Maintenance Work -City of Los Angeles

May 7 - June 30

To keep train service safe, reliable and moving efficiently through this critical rail route, Metrolink crews will be performing maintenance work including updating railroad switches and track. 

For detailed information, please see this notice: English

 

Railroad Crossing Maintenance - Fontana

May 11 - June 5

To ensure safety and reliability, and so that Metrolink trains operate as efficiently as possible, Metrolink crews will be performing railroad crossing maintenance work.

For detailed information, please see this notice: English/Spanish

 

Railroad Crossing Maintenance – Rancho Cucamonga

May 11 - June 5

To ensure safety and reliability, and so that Metrolink trains operate as efficiently as possible, Metrolink crews will be performing railroad crossing maintenance work.

For detailed information, please see this notice: English/Spanish

 

Nighttime Metrolink Railroad Maintenance Work Extension – Anaheim Canyon Station

May 15 - May 29

To keep train service safe, Metrolink crews will continue performing railroad tie replacement work adjacent to the Anaheim Canyon Station. This work keeps our railroad in a state of good repair ensuring reliable train service. This is to conclude the initial work started in April and originally scheduled to end on May 8.

For detailed information, please see this notice: English

 

Nighttime and Weekend Metrolink Railroad Maintenance Work Extension - Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station

May 18 - June 30

To keep train service safe, Metrolink crews will be doing extensive rail and tie replacement work adjacent to the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station. This work keeps our railroad in a state of good repair ensuring reliable train service. This is to conclude the initial work started in April and originally scheduled to end on May 1.

For detailed information, please see this notice: English

 

Nighttime and weekend Metrolink Railroad Maintenance Work – City of Los Angeles  

May 22 - May 27

To keep train service reliable, Metrolink crews will perform railroad maintenance work along the Los Angeles River between Soto Street and State Route 110 freeway. This work restores and extends the lifespan of worn tracks to keep our railroad safely maintained and to ensure a pleasant ride for our customers.

For detailed information, please see these notices: English

 

Metrolink Railroad Maintenance Work - Glendale

May 26 - May 30

To keep train service safe and reliable, Metrolink crews will be doing maintenance work to level the ground to improve the drainage system.

For detailed information, please see this notice: English

 

Metrolink Railroad Positive Train Control (PTC) Testing Systemwide 

June 6 - June 12

To keep train service safe and reliable, Metrolink crews will operate a single train outside the agency's regular schedule to conduct PTC onboard hardware testing to confirm PTC is working properly throughout our system.

For detailed information, please see these notices: English/Spanish

 

Nighttime and Weekend Metrolink Railroad Maintenance Work – Baldwin Park

June 13  - June 14

To keep train service safe and reliable, Metrolink crews will be doing maintenance work to improve the drainage system near the railroad track. A drain pipe will be installed that includes changing out railroad ties and fasteners, which keep the railroad tracks spaced properly. 

For detailed information, please see this notice: English/Spanish

 

Riverside - Downtown Station Layover Facility Project

April until late 2020/early 2021

The Riverside County Transportation Commission will begin construction to expand the Metrolink train layover facility at the Riverside - Downtown Station.

For detailed information, please see these notices: English/Spanish

 

San Juan Capistrano Passing Siding Project 

OCTA and Metrolink are improving the operational efficiency of the Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) rail corridor. Click here to learn more about this project that will add 1.8 miles of passing siding railroad track between the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink Station and Trabuco Creek in San Juan Capistrano.

For questions about this project, visit octa.net/passingsiding or call (800) 724-0353


Contact information

For more information, please contact the Metrolink Community Relations Office below:

Email: [email protected]/ 24/7 Hotline: (213) 452-0400

Public Affairs Manager: Laurene Lopez / Email:[email protected] / Phone: (213) 452-0433