Del Mar, California is weak link in San Diego’s coastal railroad

By Phil Diehl, Del Mar Times; July 28, 2019 Only one set of railroad tracks on a fragile sandstone bluff in…

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California’s Pacific Surfliners: Amtrak boosts capacity to handle travelers flocking to Comic-Con 2019

A Staff Report, The Orange County Register; July 16, 2019 Amtrak is anticipating one of the busiest weeks of the…

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At 80, Los Angeles Union Station tries to reinvent itself for a rail future

By Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times; May 21, 2019 For two decades, Traxx was a top draw at Union Station…

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Los Angeles Union Station 80th Anniversary Celebration

From Discover Los Angeles; April 29, 2019 L.A.’s iconic Union Station turns 80 this May. The largest train terminal in…

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Cleaner Diesel-Electric Locomotives Now in Service on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Trains

A press release from Amtrak Pacific Surfliner; April 22, 2019 LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time…

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How Amtrak engineer Blake Phillips-Rios gets around Southern California – What it’s like to drive a train for work

By Alissa Walker, Curbed; March 28, 2019 In recent years, the dream of efficient, affordable rail travel in the U.S.…

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Don’t Let The Bastards Grind You Down – An Ode To The Late Byron Nordberg

By Noel T. Braymer, ntbraymer – Rail Passenger Service in California and the USA; March 15, 2019 One of my…

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California: Why not try a ‘faster’ speed rail system first? It could work now

Commentary By Jim Gonzalez, CALmatters; February 25, 2019 Claims by President Donald Trump and other naysayers aside, Gov. Gavin Newsom…

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Opinion: How rail could play a role in Southern California infrastructure improvements

By Marc Joffe, Redlands Daily Facts; February 23, 2019 Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to pause the most expensive portions of…

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Stabilization, not tunnel, is first priority for vulnerable bluff-top Del Mar tracks in California

By Phil Diehl, The San Diego Union-Tribune; February 23, 2019 Protecting the train tracks on the crumbling seaside bluffs in…

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California: Five routes proposed for Del Mar train tunnel as reinforcement of eroding bluffs continues

By Phil Diehl, Reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune; February 12, 2019 Five possible routes for moving the train tracks off…

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California: Goleta Unfolds New Train Station Project

By Amelia Buckley, Santa Barbara Independent; February 10, 2019 The City of Goleta is searching for a design for a…

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, Caltrans Introduce New, Cleaner Locomotives at Los Angeles Union Station

A press release from Amtrak Pacific Surfliner; October 1, 2018: More reliable, greener Siemens Charger locomotives will power passenger trains…

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Cost effective proposal for rail in California and from Boston to Washington

By Brian Wang, Next Big Future; July 31, 2018 Significant improvements to the trip times of the San Diego to…

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Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner Is Terrible, But It’s Not (Entirely) Amtrak’s Fault

By Geoffrey Morrison, Contributor, Forbes; March 15, 2018 Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner runs from San Luis Obispo northwest of Los Angeles,…

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California: New train bridge over San Diego River part of billion-dollar effort to improve coastal rail service

By Joshua Emerson Smith, The San Diego Union-Tribune; February 5, 2018 A new 900-foot rail bridge over the San Diego…

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Santa Barbara, California: Early Morning Train on the Horizon

By Jean Yamamura, Santa Barbara Independent; January 31, 2018 Rail commuters who packed the trains while the 101 was out…

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Amtrak adding 2,000 seats to Pacific Surfliner trains because of Highway 101 closure

By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times; January 15, 2018 Amtrak is adding 2,000 more seats daily to its popular Pacific…

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California train service halted south of Santa Barbara due to mudslides, flooding

By Gabby Ferreira, The Tribune; January 9, 2018 Mudslides and flooding have closed the railroad south of Santa Barbara, according…

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California’s Thomas fire suspends part of Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner service, shuts resorts in Ojai and Santa Barbara

By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times; December 12, 2017 Amtrak’s rail service between Oxnard and San Luis Obispo on its…

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Extra Amtrak Railcars Onboard for Thanksgiving Travel for California’s Pacific Surfliners

A press release from Amtrak: Reservations required for Pacific Surfliner service between San Diego and San Luis Obispo; Additional capacity…

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