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Posted on: August 7, 2023

SANDAG hosts rail realignment workshop

SANDAG workshop

SANDAG representatives hosted a heavily-attended workshop Aug. 30 to present information on the LOSSAN Rail Realignment Project. The workshop drew an estimated 200 attendees to the Del Mar Civic Center Town Hall.

The realignment project envisions a tunnel beneath Del Mar as an alternative to the railway on the bluffs. The tunnel is expected to be completed by 2035.

A SANDAG timeline from July 24 shows:

  • 2023 - Environmental surveys, analysis of possible track routes, public outreach;
  • 2024 - Environmental surveys, environmental studies, preliminary engineering;
  • 2025 - Draft environmental document, comment period for draft environmental document;
  • 2026 - Final environmental document, start final design;
  • 2028 - Begin construction; and 
  • 2035 - Project opens to the public.

Contact SANDAG at 858-549-RAIL or

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