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Winter Storm Info – Metrolink Update

December 17, 2008 11:45 am

11:45 am

Due to an unusually heavy snowfall in the Antelope Valley last night and today, trains on the Antelope Valley Line are currently delayed up to 45 minutes north of Via Princessa station.  Delays are due to weather related signal outages and extremely limited visibility.  Service is anticipated to be available all the way to Lancaster station unless the weather situation continues to deteriorate.

In addition, Metrolink has agreed to accept Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) and City of Santa Clarita Transit passengers and their tickets for return travel to the Antelope and Santa Clarita Valleys today and possibly tomorrow.

**UPDATE** Sayre Fire – Metrolink Information

November 17, 2008 8:47 am

7:30 AM

Service on Metrolink’s Antelope Valley and Inland Empire-Orange County Lines will resume normal operations beginning with the first regularly scheduled departures today (Monday 11/17). Inspections of tracks and signal systems have been completed and no damage from the recent fires was discovered. Passengers can expect some minor delays on both routes due to freight train congestion on the Inland Empire-Orange County Line and possible intermittent, fire-related power or communications outages in the Sylmar/San Fernando area along the Antelope Valley Line. A data line failure and a possible mountain radio base station failure have combined to affect up to 8 signal “control points” on the route. These locations will be staffed by up to 12 signals and communications field personnel who will manually align switches in anticipation of trains to ensure their safe and timely passage. Metrolink communications personnel will be escorted to the base station location tomorrow morning to investigate the condition of the radio tower and equipment and make any necessary repairs.

91 Line passengers may see some delays as well since their trains share the BNSF route with Inland Empire-Orange Countuy Line trains.

All other Metrolink service will operate on regular schedules today (Monday 11/17).

**UPDATE** Sayre Fire – Metrolink Information

November 16, 2008 11:22 am

10:21AM

Due to ongoing fire activity, Sunday service on both the Antelope Valley and Inland Empire – Orange County Lines is CANCELED today. Firefighting authorities have not released the tracks in the area of the Sylmar/Sayre fire at this time and the signal system between Via Princessa and Sun Valley stations is currently not functioning due to a combination of radio base station problems and a failure of both the leased dedicated data line and the back-up dial up line serving that portion of the signal system.

No alternative transportation will be provided for either line.

Metrolink Update #2

July 29, 2008 4:41 pm

Inspections of Metrolink tracks, structures and signals have been mostly been completed and no damage from today’s earthquake has been reported.  In addition, inspections on portions of Metrolink’s routes on the Burlington Northern – Santa Fe Railway and the Union Pacific Railroad are also almost complete as well.  Trains on all Metrolink routes are expected to operate but will encounter delays as follows this evening.

  • Orange County Line:  15 minutes
  • 91 Line:  30-45 minutes
  • Inland Empire – Orange Co. Line:  30-45 minutes
  • San Bernardino Line:  45-60 minutes
  • Ventura Co. Line:  20-30 minutes
  • Antelope Valley Line:  20-30 minutes
  • Riverside Line:  45-60 minutes

Metrolink Update

July 29, 2008 3:48 pm

From Metrolink – “Due to the magnitude of this event, Metrolink service is still operating at 20 mph at this time pending an inspection of our tracks within a 30 mile radius of the earthquake epicenter.  As inspections are completed, Metrolink personnel are releasing the inspected sections of track for trains to operate at regular speeds. 

Trains that operate on the Inland Empire – Orange County, Orange County, Ventura County, Riverside and 91 Lines operate on routes owned by the Burlington Northern – Santa Fe Railway and/or Union Pacific Railroad are now being allowed to operate at 20 mph until those rail operators complete their inspections.  Passengers can expect significant delays.  

Due to significant traffic to the Metrolink website, there may be delays in posting this update.”


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