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    Calina North

    Community Relations Specialist, Principal

    (800) 724-0353
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    CHRISTINA PIRRUCCELLO

    Associate Community Relations Specialist

    (800) 724-0353
    Serra Siding Extension Project

    Project Overview

    Metrolink, in coordination with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) are proposing to extend 1.2 miles of railroad track in Dana Point. The siding track would be constructed adjacent to the existing main track from Victoria Boulevard running south and connecting to the main track near the rail crossing at Beach Road. The proposed project would reduce delays, increase safety and provide more reliable service. The project is in the environmental review and preliminary design phase. The Notice of Preparation (NOP), which contains a description of the project is available on Metrolink’s website. The deadline to submit comments has been extended to Saturday, July 31, 2021.

    Serra Siding Meeting
    Serra Siding Meeting

    About the Project

    The project proposes to extend 1.2 miles of railroad track in Dana Point. The siding track would be constructed adjacent to the existing main track from Victoria Boulevard running south and connecting to the main track the rail crossing at Beach Road.

    Proposed Improvements

    • Extend 1.2 miles of the existing siding track from Victoria Boulevard to approximately Beach Road
    • Replace the existing railroad single-track bridge over Coast Highway with two single-track bridges
    • Add fencing along Coast Highway
    • Improve segments of the main track
    • Construct retaining walls
    • Relocate or protect existing utilities

    Project Benefits

    • Provides a safer, more reliable and efficient passenger service
    • Enables frequent train service. When combined with other SCORE projects, passengers can expect train service every 30 minutes in each direction
    • Enhances operational efficiency of passenger services by reducing the risk of train delays and operational shutdowns during routine maintenance and single-track incidents
    • Improves on-time performance for Metrolink's Orange County and Inland Empire-Orange County lines

    Comment Period

    Metrolink will be preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and is seeking input on the scope and content of the project’s environmental document. The Notice of Preparation (NOP), which contains a description of the project is available on Metrolink’s website. Comments are only accepted in writing and can be submitted by:

    • Email: SerraSiding@octa.net
    • Mail: Chris Haskell, SCORE Deputy Program Manager
      900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1500, Los Angeles, CA 90017

    The deadline to submit comments has been extended to Saturday, July 31, 2021.

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    Feb. 24, 2021 Scoping Meeting

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    Overview
    Serra Siding Extension Project

    Project Overview

    Metrolink, in coordination with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) are proposing to extend 1.2 miles of railroad track in Dana Point. The siding track would be constructed adjacent to the existing main track from Victoria Boulevard running south and connecting to the main track near the rail crossing at Beach Road. The proposed project would reduce delays, increase safety and provide more reliable service. The project is in the environmental review and preliminary design phase. The Notice of Preparation (NOP), which contains a description of the project is available on Metrolink’s website. The deadline to submit comments has been extended to Saturday, July 31, 2021.

    Serra Siding Meeting
    Serra Siding Meeting
    Details

    About the Project

    The project proposes to extend 1.2 miles of railroad track in Dana Point. The siding track would be constructed adjacent to the existing main track from Victoria Boulevard running south and connecting to the main track the rail crossing at Beach Road.

    Proposed Improvements

    • Extend 1.2 miles of the existing siding track from Victoria Boulevard to approximately Beach Road
    • Replace the existing railroad single-track bridge over Coast Highway with two single-track bridges
    • Add fencing along Coast Highway
    • Improve segments of the main track
    • Construct retaining walls
    • Relocate or protect existing utilities

    Project Benefits

    • Provides a safer, more reliable and efficient passenger service
    • Enables frequent train service. When combined with other SCORE projects, passengers can expect train service every 30 minutes in each direction
    • Enhances operational efficiency of passenger services by reducing the risk of train delays and operational shutdowns during routine maintenance and single-track incidents
    • Improves on-time performance for Metrolink's Orange County and Inland Empire-Orange County lines

    Comment Period

    Metrolink will be preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and is seeking input on the scope and content of the project’s environmental document. The Notice of Preparation (NOP), which contains a description of the project is available on Metrolink’s website. Comments are only accepted in writing and can be submitted by:

    • Email: SerraSiding@octa.net
    • Mail: Chris Haskell, SCORE Deputy Program Manager
      900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1500, Los Angeles, CA 90017

    The deadline to submit comments has been extended to Saturday, July 31, 2021.

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