Speed Increases at CP Soledad

Summary

SCH Number
2016028456
Lead Agency
Southern California Regional Rail Authority
Document Title
Speed Increases at CP Soledad
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/26/2016

Document Description
The SCRRA, operator of Metro link, determined that there is a need to improve passenger and freight train operations in this segment by increasing the speed at CP Soledad. The existing allowable speed on the siding in 20/15 mph (passenger/freight). Improvements includes replacement of turnout, removal and reconstructed spur track, upgrades to the existing non-clearing spur track. With the work performed on the track and turnouts, this speed can be increased to match that of the mainline. With increased demand of freight and passenger trains passing through the corridor, this will help move trains faster through the corridor.

Contact Information
Naresm Patel
Southern California Regional Rail Authority
1 Gateway Plaza : 2th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone : (909) 392-8401

Location

Counties
Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15275(a) 21080(b)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
The project includes the modernization of CP Soledad on the Antelope Valley Line and replacement of timber rail ties and fasteners on various segments of track between Mile Post (MP) 41.6 and MP 44.25 within existing railroad rights-of-way. These improvements are statutorily exempt per CEQA Guidelines. 15275(a).
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