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Residents in Del Mar voice concerns with double-track project

Residents in Del Mar voice concerns with double-track project

DEL MAR — If at first they don’t succeed, Del Marians will persist until the opposition caves.

Rail project will add more double-tracking in Oceanside

Rail project will add more double-tracking in Oceanside

The rail bridge across the San Luis Rey River in Oceanside is coming down— as soon as there’s a way to pay for it.

Smartphone app allows paperless train tickets

Smartphone app allows paperless train tickets

COAST CITIES — Coaster riders can skip waiting in line and purchase tickets on-the-go, thanks to a new app.

Train safety plan will add slight height to tower

Train safety plan will add slight height to tower

DEL MAR — As part of a program to increase train safety, an existing pole north of the old train station will be replaced by year’s end with an antenna about 3 feet taller.

Trench the tracks

The North County Transit District’s Coaster and Sprinter rail lines transport riders within North San Diego County and between North County and San Diego.

Lowering the tracks, a viable alternative?

We attended several public planning meetings at the city a few years ago, during which we were told that the four proposed railroad crossings would cost an estimated $1 million each.

Sprinter train services postponed following brake issues

Sprinter train services postponed following brake issues

ESCONDIDO – The executive director of NCTD (North County Transit District) Matthew Tucker described the situation as “embarrassing,” “challenging,” and “difficult,” at having to halt their Sprinter light rail services starting at midnight because of the discovery of faster than anticipated wear on all of the trains’ friction braking system rotors. Along with NCTD, two […]

Train kills pedestrian in apparent suicide

Train kills pedestrian in apparent suicide

ENCINITAS — In an apparent suicide, an unidentified white male victim was struck and killed by a southbound Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday near Vulcan Street and F Street, according to Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Amos.

Wayside horns get a tweaking

Wayside horns get a tweaking

DEL MAR — It’s been about five months since the first train using the wayside horn system passed through the Coast Boulevard crossing, and so far, “many, many people are satisfied with what’s going on down there because it’s really reduced the noise coming through the city,” Hershell Price told council members at the Feb. […]

Del Mar forms committee, addresses impacts for San Dieguito rail project

Del Mar forms committee, addresses impacts for San Dieguito rail project

DEL MAR — As SANDAG moves forward with plans to add a seasonal train platform at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, double track a 1.1-mile stretch of the railway and replace the San Dieguito Railway River Bridge, Del Mar officials have submitted a letter stating their concerns and formed a citizens committee to possibly reduce any […]