The rail line through San Clemente will reopen for passenger service on Saturday, May 27, following efforts to stabilize a hillside north of the Pier where debris fell onto the tracks last month.
The work was a a joint effort by Metrollink, the Orange County Transportation Authority and the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency. Metrolink runs regional passenger rail service, LOSSAN operates the Pacific Surfliner service, and OCTA owns the track through Orange County.
The rail line is being reopened at the start of the Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start to summer and a popular time for travel by all modes, including rail.
The halt to passenger service began on April 27, when the slope behind the Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens began to slide, prompting the city to start emergency work to stabilize the hillside.
Crews have finished the bulk of that work, and Metrolink has worked with a contractor to clear debris near the track, allowing passenger service to safely resume.