NCTD wants to fence in Coaster tracks in Del Mar

Posted at 6:57 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 22:12:31-04

DEL MAR, CALIF. (KGTV) - The threat of more cliff collapses may mean the end of crossing the tracks in Del Mar. 

A proposal by North County Transit Authority says the agency intends to fence in a two mile stretch of the tracks that run atop the Del Mar Bluffs.

The plans are a part of NCTD’s statements on the recent bluff collapses.

The portion of track to be walled off runs from Torrey Pines State Park to 15th Street.

Several local groups oppose the plans including the Citizens for Access to Del Mar Beach, Bluffs and Trails.

“My phone has been on fire for the last 48 hours since that news... I can tell you that nobody will take that as a solution,” said Frank Stonebanks, the citizen leader.

Stonebanks says they don’t need a wall for common sense.

“People have been crossing the tracks for over 100 years since they were built as part of the fabric of our community” added, Stonebanks, “we teach our kids to look both ways before you cross the tracks.”

NCTD says will continue to work collaboratively with the City of Del Mar as it seeks to create safe and legal crossings for access to the beach.

The project will not be completed until the end of next year.