SAN DIEGO–San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) will soon begin construction to stabilize portions of the coastal bluffs along the railroad tracks in Del Mar. The periodic stabilization of the bluffs is designed to help preserve trackbed support to ensure uninterrupted passenger and freight rail service along the region’s North Coast Corridor.
Construction will occur between Seagrove Park and Torrey Pines State Beach. Work is expected to start in summer 2011 with completion by fall 2011. A drop-in public information open house will be held Thursday, May 26, to explain the construction schedule and process.
This 1.6-mile segment of track is an integral part of the 128-mile Los Angeles to San Diego (LOSSAN) rail corridor, which provides a vital link for passenger and freight movements within San Diego County, as well as between San Diego, Los Angeles, and points further north. The North County Transit District COASTER commuter rail service, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner inter-city service, and BNSF Railway freight service all rely on this segment of track to serve their customers.