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Bluff collapse halts Pacific Surfliner train service in North County

Posted at 2:31 PM, Feb 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-02 17:31:17-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A bluff collapse halted Pacific Surfliner train service between Solana Beach and Sorrento Valley Saturday, hours after a pedestrian death on tracks in Del Mar.

Pacific Surfliner said service between Solana Beach and Sorrento Valley was stopped due to "bluff movement" just after 1 p.m. Delays were estimated to be about two hours at that time.

"Storm-related track impacts" in Del Mar then delayed Train 1573 out of San Diego by up to two hours, an update minutes later on Twitter said. Prior to those updates, Train 768 out of Solana Beach was already delayed due to the storm.

The delays come hours after an Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian in Carlsbad just after 8 a.m. Saturday, according to San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies said the collision occurred at Carlsbad Village Station. A southbound Amtrak train was traveling about 70 miles an hour when a man jumped onto the tracks.

North County Transit District officials tweeted that COASTER service will not stop at Carlsbad Village Station until further notice as authorities investigate, though passengers may still board at Oceanside or Carlsbad Poinsettia stations.


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