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This weekend, on March 5 and 6, Metrolink and Amtrak will suspend rail service south of San Juan Capistrano while crews replacing rocks to secure the railroad tracks, according to officials. During this time, all Metrolink Orange County Line and Inland Empire-Orange County Line trains will only operate to and from San Juan Capistrano and north.

“Metrolink will be conducting the scheduled track maintenance to restore existing rocks, which secure the right-of-way along the beach and prevent damage to the track due to heavy rains,” according to a press release. “The San Clemente community near the tracks will experience some noise in the daytime this weekend as work is completed.”

Metrolink will not provide buses or alternate transportation during this brief closure. Amtrak will run alternate buses but they will not stop at the San Clemente Pier. They will stop in San Juan Capistrano and Oceanside.

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  • I hope Metrolink also takes the boulders that have fallen on our more and more narrow beach and move those boulders back to where they belong and NOT on the beach. Seems Metro link is absolved from having to have Coastal Commission permission to leave boulders on the beach and not just along the tracks.

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