ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement following Metrolink’s announcement of the Orange County Line and Inland Empire-Orange County Line service suspension due to coastal erosion impacting the train tracks along the San Clemente area between Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo and Oceanside.
“Today we’re seeing the immediate impact of climate change as our transportation system is severely affected,” said Supervisor Katrina Foley. “Now our trains between Orange County & San Diego are closed because of the severe coastal erosion happening next to the tracks. Sandbags and rocks are insufficient – we must find science-based solutions. We must act more urgently to protect our neighborhoods, our economy, and our national security from the dangers of coastal erosion.”
According to Metrolink, the following adjusted service schedule begins on Friday morning:
- Orange County Line:
- All Orange County Line trains will operate as scheduled between the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station and Los Angeles Union Station, with no alternate transportation to or from San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente or Oceanside.
- Inland Empire-Orange County Line:
- All Inland Empire-Orange County Line trains will operate as scheduled between Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo and San Bernardino, with no alternate transportation to or from San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente or Oceanside.
Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2021 to represent Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, the unincorporated area of Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park and Fountain Valley. Following redistricting, the Board appointed her to additionally serve as caretaker for the future District 2, which includes the communities of Santa Ana and portions of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, Tustin, and unincorporated North Tustin.
Supervisor Foley serves on the Airport Ad Hoc Committee & Fly Friendly working group, the Sober Living Home Ad Hoc Committee, and boards of the Orange County Transportation Authority, CalOptima, Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, Law Library, Newport Bay & South Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committees & the Santa Ana River Flood Control Protection.