Train service halted as workers shore up California cliffs

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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015, file photo, Metrolink commuter trains stand at a platform at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. Train service has been halted for the next two weeks as crews shore up unstable ground along cliffside railroad tracks in Southern California. The planned closure between the Laguna Niguel//Mission Viejo station in southern Orange County and the Oceanside stop in northern San Diego County is expected to last until Oct. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
SAN CLEMENTE (AP) — Train service was halted Sept. 16 for the next two weeks as crews shore up unstable ground along cliffside railroad tracks in coastal Southern California. The planned closure between the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo station in southern Orange County and the Oceanside stop in northern San Diego County is expected to last until Oct. 3. “Between the sea, the sand and the earth, there has been some movement of the railroad tracks” in southern San Clemente, Metrolink spokesperson Paul Gonzales said. There are 43 Metrolink and Amtrak passenger trains a day that go through that area, according to published reports. Workers will bring in several hundred tons of rip rack rocks to stabilize that stretch of track, officials said. The boulders, called “hard armor
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