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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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Rail Modernization @Union Station Project Updates

An important rehabilitation and modernization project at Los Angeles Union Station to replace railroad tracks, switches, platform construction and upgrading the signal system is underway. 

For project updates please see this notice: English/Spanish

   

RESCHEDULED: Metrolink Railroad Maintenance Work – Santa Clarita

To keep train service safe and reliable, Metrolink crews will be performing extensive railroad tie replacement, changing from wood to concrete ties in the city of Santa Clarita between Canyon Park Boulevard and English Ivy Lane.

March 29 - April 30

For detailed information, please see this notice: English

 

Night and Weekend Railroad Crossing Maintenance Work - City of Los Angeles

April 5 - April 30

To keep train service safe and reliable, Metrolink crews will be preforming railroad crossing maintenance work on Roscoe Boulevard between Hayvenhurst Avenue and Balboa Boulevard.

For detailed information, please see this notice: English

 

Night and Weekend Metrolink Railroad Maintenance Work – Laguna Niguel

To keep train service safe and reliable, Metrolink crews will be performing extensive railroad tie replacement, changing from wood to concrete ties in the city of Laguna Niguel along the Metrolink railroad tracks between Crown Valley Parkway and Metrolink's Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo station.

April 5 - April 30

For detailed information, please see this notice: English

 

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

April 12 - May 1

To keep train service safe and reliable, Metrolink crews will perform system maintenance work along Metrolink's railroad tracks adjacent to the Los Angeles River near Arvia Street, River Edge Road and Chaucer Street to Soto Street in the City of Los Angeles. 

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

 

Nighttime and Weekend Metrolink Railroad Maintenance Work - Tustin

April 16 - April 17

To keep train service safe and reliable, Metrolink crews will perform system maintenance work along Metrolink's railroad in Tustin between Jamboree Road and Harvard Avenue.

 For detailed information, please see this notice: English

 

Night and Weekend Metrolink Railroad Maintenance - Fontana

 April 16 - April 18

To keep train service safe and reliable, Metrolink crews will be performing maintenance work along the Metrolink railroad tracks in the city of Fontana between Laurel Avenue and S. Sandalwood Avenue.

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

 

Night and Weekend Metrolink Railroad Maintenance – Fullerton and Anaheim

 April 23 - April 24

To keep train service safe and reliable, Metrolink crews will be performing maintenance work along the Metrolink railroad tracks in the cities of Fullerton and Anaheim between S Lawrence Avenue and E Balsam Avenue.

 For detailed information, please see this notice: English 

 

Full Road Closure due to Railroad Crossing Maintenance – Sun Valley

 April 23 - April 26

To ensure safety and reliability, and so that Metrolink trains operate as efficiently as possible, Metrolink crews will be performing extensive railroad crossing maintenance work. This work is updating an existing crossing resulting in increased reliability of train service. 

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 this notice: English/Spanish

 

San Juan Capistrano Passing Siding Project - Completed

OCTA and Metrolink have completed construction of approximately 1.8 miles of passing siding track between the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink Station and Trabuco Creek in San Juan Capistrano. The project was completed three months ahead of schedule! The new track allows trains traveling in opposite directions to pass each other without stopping.

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

 

Mount Vernon Avenue Bridge Project (MVAB)

The City of San Bernardino (City) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) have partnered with the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) to rebuild the Mount Vernon Avenue Bridge (MVAB) near the Metrolink railroad tracks and  Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) intermodal yard beginning in December 2020. The bridge will be disassembled and completely rebuilt – a process that will span approximately three years. Reconstruction of the new bridge will begin in 2022 and the new structure is anticipated to open in 2024.

For questions about this project and current construction alerts for MVAB go to goSBCTA.com/mtvernonbridge, call (877) 55-SBCTA, or email [email protected].

 

New Vista Canyon Metrolink Station

January 4, 2021 - January 2023

In partnership with LA Metro and Metrolink, the City of Santa Clarita is constructing a new Metrolink Station for travelers and commuters – the fourth in Santa Clarita. The new station will be located within the Vista Canyon development, along the 14 Freeway, and will be part of the larger Vista Canyon Multi-Modal Center.  The Metrolink Station at the Vista Canyon development is also set to become part of Metrolink’s Antelope Valley Line, which runs between the Lancaster and Los Angeles Union Stations, once complete.

To learn more about the Metrolink Station, please visit Santa-Clarita.com/City-Hall/City-News.

For more information about the Vista Canyon project, please visit VistaCanyon.com. 

 

Foothill Gold Line Light Rail construction project near Metrolink’s Pomona North Station

January 25 - Late April

Construction crews will be reconstructing the railroad crossing on Fulton Road in the cities of La Verne/Pomona, as part of the 9.1-mile Foothill Gold Line light rail project. This work requires a full closure of Fulton Road at the railroad crossing for approximately 3 months, including the temporary closure of the Metrolink Station parking entrance on Fulton Road. Please use Garey Avenue and Santa Fe Street to access the parking lot.

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

To learn more about the Foothill Gold Line project or sign up for Construction Alerts, please visit: foothillgoldline.org

For Construction Questions, please call or text: (626) 513-5788 or email: [email protected]


 

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