Re: Does Anyone Have Any More Specifics? Not that many, but ML is impacted with a major shutdown in services...
Date: 11-19-2023 - 14:20
Boyle Heights Jose Wrote:
> From the TRAINS newswire:
> While Union Station is receiving track and signal
> upgrades Dec. 26-29, Surfliner trains will bypass
> the station, traveling for the first time on the
> east bank of the Los Angeles River and on part of
> the Alameda Corridor.
Major "blitz" to upgrade/re;place signals/(possibly)trackwork(???), the details have been "lite" on the ML website and press release. and make other changes in the approach to LAUPT improve operations at LAUPT, right after Chrismas. This has been on the Metrolink web site for a couple of weeks. Which sucks, because it is actually a peak travel period.
ML is also having a major shutdown of Commute services for the same period, as well.
Reliable transportation? What's that?
Surfliners will bypass LAUPT, using the East side of the River (not really the Alameda Corridor)which is interesting, but you can't bypass LAUPT on the west side Amtrak/LACMTA section of the line anymore.
Obviously, one thing they might be doing would be to reinstall the track and crossing at Mission tower, to restore the direct connection north bound from the ATSF to the old @nd District, lest ML and Amtrak have to shut down LAUPT on a regular basis like this, right?
I have no idea how this will effect the long distance trains, so if anyone else has more detrails of this somewhat murky shut down, chime in...
This will really disrupt connections to transit, but allows services on Surfliners to continue operation during a super high demand period. Let's hope nothing happens to a freeway that week...