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Rail Projects Overview

Both traditional passenger rail and the upcoming streetcar offer convenient, car-free transportation alternatives that connect to many locations within Orange County and beyond.

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Project
Status
Orange County’s first streetcar is on track to bring greater mobility to the heart of Orange County and beyond.
In Progress
In Progress
The Orange County Transportation Authority, which owns the rail line that connects San Diego County to Orange County and points further north, is working with Metrolink to clear the tracks in San Clemente and safely restore passenger and freight rail service as quickly as possible.
In Progress
In Progress
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), in coordination with Metrolink, is replacing the railroad bridge over San Juan Creek.
In Progress
In Progress
The Orange County Maintenance Facility (OCMF), to be constructed off of Ridge Valley in Irvine, California, will include train storage tracks, locomotive and car service platforms, and a service building with overhead cranes.
In Progress
In Progress
Metrolink, in coordination with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), is proposing to extend 1.2 miles of railroad track in Dana Point.
In Progress
In Progress
The Placentia Station will be Orange County’s 13th train station and will serve the Metrolink 91 Line that extends to Riverside, Fullerton, and Downtown Los Angeles.
In Progress
In Progress
Metrolink rail service provides another convenient travel option for Orange County residents. As more and more people use Metrolink, it is important that passengers have a convenient way to get to their final destination after getting off a train.
In Progress
In Progress
The Orange County Transportation Authority, in coordination with Metrolink, is working to stabilize railroad tracks in south San Clemente.
Completed
Completed
The Orange County Transportation Authority worked with Metrolink to construct a barrier wall below the Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens in San Clemente.
Completed
Completed
OCTA, in coordination with Metrolink, will upgrade safety features at six stations in Orange County.
Completed
Completed
The proposed Anaheim Canyon Station project is being undertaken to meet current transit demand and to provide for growth requirements through 2035 and beyond.
Completed
Completed
As Metrolink service continues to increase in the coming years, OCTA partnered with eight local cities to enhance 52 railroad crossings.
Completed
Completed
Completed early on, a new 5-level parking structure as constructed to provide additional transit parking at the Fullerton Transportation Center for both intercity rail service and commuter rail passengers.
Completed
Completed
This five-story structure will be located at an existing City of Orange surface parking lot located at the corner of Chapman Avenue and Lemon Street. The addition of parking spaces will improve accessibility for Metrolink riders and motorists visiting Old Towne Orange.
Completed
Completed
Through the Metrolink Service Expansion Program, OCTA deployed a total of ten new Metrolink intracounty trains operating between the stations at Fullerton and Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo. These trains primarily operate in the midday and evening hours and has seen increased ridership as a result.
Completed
Completed
OCTA, in cooperation with Metrolink, the city of Laguna Niguel and the city of San Juan Capistrano, proposes the addition of approximately 1.8 miles of new passing siding railroad track adjacent to the existing mainline railroad track from the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink Station to 500-feet north of Trabuco Creek in San Juan Capistrano.
Completed
Completed
Through the Metrolink Service Expansion Program, OCTA deployed a total of ten new Metrolink intracounty trains operating between the stations at Fullerton and Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo. These trains primarily operate in the midday and evening hours and has seen increased ridership as a result.
Completed
Completed
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), in cooperation with the City of San Clemente, added lighting and replaced handrails at the San Clemente Pier Station, enhancing passenger safety.
Completed
Completed
The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) is a major multi-modal transportation hub serving commuters and residents in the City of Anaheim. In addition to OCTA buses and Metrolink trains, ARTIC provides transit connections to Pacific Surfliner Amtrak, Anaheim Resort Transit (ART), shuttle and charter bus service, taxis, bikes, and other private transportation services available.
Completed
Completed
The Sand Canyon Avenue Undercrossing project along the LOSSAN rail corridor between Interstate 5 and Oak Canyon/Laguna Canyon Road in Irvine opened to motorists on July 14, 2014. The project lowered Sand Canyon Avenue under the railroad tracks and widened the roadway from four to six lanes.
Completed
Completed
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), in partnership with the City of Tustin, constructed the Tustin Metrolink Parking Structure. The four-level parking structure provides commuters with over 800 parking spaces to meet current and future demand for bus and rail service and improve accessibility for travel.
Completed
Completed