ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, who serves as a Director of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), announced that passenger rail service to and from Oceanside is cleared to safely resume as early as tonight, Friday, May 26, 2023.
“This is great news for Orange County residents and those who plan to visit our beautiful coastal communities over the holiday weekend, especially San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente,” said Supervisor Foley. “To continue supporting our local economy and way of life we must work collaboratively to keep our tracks open while crafting our long-term alternatives.”
The City of San Clemente notified OCTA that emergency work is substantially complete and that there is no remaining threat to the rail line. The decision to reopen the tracks was made in consultation with Metrolink and the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency.
Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner is expected to run one train to San Diego tonight and resume service in each direction tomorrow (Saturday, May 27). Metrolink service will also resume tomorrow.
Passengers are being asked to continue checking metrolinktrains.com/service-update and pacificsurfliner.com/alerts for the latest information. Electronic updates are being sent in multiple languages to keep passengers informed.
Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2022 to represent the newly established District 5, which includes the cities of Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, a large portion of Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, as well as the unincorporated areas of Coto de Caza, Emerald Bay, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Rancho Mission Viejo, Stonecliffe and Wagon Wheel. This is her second term on the Board of Supervisors, where she previously served District 2.
Supervisor Foley’s Board appointments include the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), OCFA Legislation & Public Affairs Committee Chair, Orange County Transportation Authority, Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA), TCA Joint Environmental Committee, Coastal Greenbelt Authority, Newport Bay and South Orange County Watershed Executive Committees, Ocean Institute, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Community Engagement Panel, Spent Fuel Solutions Coalition Co-Chair, Law Library Board of Trustees, Orange County Housing Finance Trust, Local Agency Formation Commission (alt), Orange County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, and OC Public Libraries Advisory Board.