SANDAG and the North County Transit District introduced Monday the award of a $100 million state grant to interchange the growing older San Dieguito Bridge and construct a brand new station on the Del Mar Fairgrounds,
Changing the 107-year-old, single-track picket trestle with two fashionable concrete constructions is meant to enhance security and effectivity, whereas the brand new platform could be open throughout particular occasions equivalent to races, live shows and the county truthful.
The grant from the California Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program is anticipated to be matched by federal funds to cowl the whole challenge price of $230 million.
SANDAG has already completed environmental clearance and design work for the challenge. Development is scheduled to be accomplished by 2028.
“That is thrilling information. This funding will assist safeguard rail journey by way of North County,” stated state Sen. Catherine Blakespear. “By additionally extending rail to the Del Mar Fairgrounds with the development of station platforms, the challenge funded by this award will enhance regional transportation and choices for commuters.”
The Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo rail hall is the second busiest within the nation after the Washington to Boston hall. It’s utilized by Amtrak, commuter rail and freight trains.