Posts Tagged ‘LOSSAN’

Service Facility to Aid Pacific Surfliner Expansion

March 13, 2021

A new service facility has been proposed for the route used by Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliners.

The Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency said the facility would enable expansion of service.

The new yard would be constructed on 8.3 acres of mostly vacant Union Pacific property in San Luis Obispo, California, and provide maintenance and storage for equipment used by Pacific Surfliner trains.

Officials said the facility will enable expansion by allowing additional trains to lay over at night.

That could mean a second southbound morning departure.

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission was to discuss the project this week and allow for public comment.

However, that agency has no regulatory authority over the project because it is being undertaken by a state agency.

Grant to Improve Pacific Surfliner Facilities

April 28, 2020

The Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo passenger-rail corridor agency has received a $38.7 million state grant that it will use to improve Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner service.

The funding is coming from the California State Transportation Agency’s 2020 Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program.

The grant to LOSSAN includes funding to help overhaul and modernize rail cars used by Pacific Surfliner trains and to build two layover facilities in San Luis Obispo County and San Diego.

The San Diego layover facility will include maintenance bays and space for overnight storage of Pacific Surfliner equipment.