Horrible news: @Amtrak @PacSurfliners between LA & San Diego has been suspended indefinitely due to coastal erosion.

The route was the 2nd busiest intercity rail corridor in the US, w/ 26 daily trains & ~3M riders per year.

Climate change is here, and we are totally unprepared

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In reply to @TallDarknJewish
Train tunnel in the works in Del Mar but seems like this needs to be expedited to a degree we haven鈥檛 seen before in American train tunneling projects sandiegouniontribune.com/news/transport鈥
Great example of how the effects of climate change can create unforeseen problems that make addressing the core problem even harder

More people will now drive that route instead of taking the low-carbon train, increasing emissions etc.
I rode this frequently back in 2019 leading up to the pandemic & they shut it down twice b/c of bluff collapses. Climate change is accelerating beach erosion however a major problem is home/business owners in affluent areas not willing to relocate in order to maintain shorelines
Wow, this is sad news

However, Guangzhou's metro system has 8 million passengers a DAY, 3.3 billion rides a year and will soon reach 9 other cities

6 of the top 10 busiest metros in the world are in China. GZ is only No5

Infrastructure: when a country invests in itself
We are totally unprepared for climate change impacts to our infrastructure.
Between this and the catastrophic housing supply failure that followed the destruction of the town of Paradise, California is *already* failing relatively minor climate resiliency tests. Fortunately, many emission reduction policies are also resiliency policies. No time to waste.
Awful. This is one of my favorite train rides in America. #OurInfrastructureSucks
In reply to @TallDarknJewish
What is the long term solution? Elevated tracks in the I-5 right-of-way? The two San Clemente stations could be combined into one downtown with local transit to the beaches.
Climate change is real 馃様
Your environmental review means our rail line falls into the sea.
Rising seas & higher waves, both exacerbated by climate change, have forced Amtrak to close a key route in CA due to coastal erosion.

In other words: the pollution from less sustainable transportation (cars) is contributing to the loss of more sustainable transportation.
Coming to a Dart /Wexford line near you soon.

@seontrack @DublinCommuters
In reply to @TallDarknJewish
Coastal erosion or they want to reroute it so they can build more ocean front properties
Wow, a state monopoly mismanaging their resources unto destruction

Who could have foreseen
Wow. I absolutely loved taking this train ride. Was often faster than driving and came with sublime views.
AMEEEERICA y una l铆nea decente (medio decente) que tienen y se les cae al mar.
In reply to @TallDarknJewish
And the most beautiful train ride in the country
this is one of the most gorgeous train routes I've ever ridden

what a loss
well uh that fucking sucks
We live in a decaying empire
In reply to @TallDarknJewish
This should be a bigger story.
馃實馃殑 Trains fight climate change, but climate change is coming for your old ass trains. This is a fight for our lives, and modern lines will be required.
Glad I was able to do this once. It was a wonderful train ride.

This is terrible news as it'll make the LA/San Diego commute a clogged car artery for the foreseeable future.
The best way to get to San Diego from L.A. is gone (for now). 馃槥
Two months ago, Amtrak announced that they'd be putting this section of track inland and underground within 5 years, and Josh and I decided we'd make sure we took a trip before they closed the old line.

In reply to @TallDarknJewish
We're only unprepared because there's a whole political/business (really the same thing in the US) movement to ignore it in exchange for better short term profits, the only thing that matters in this nation.
I didn't realize that it would be INDEFINITELY when I heard about the closure but now I'm regretting not going more often to visit my friends down to San Diego & just, really in general. That train ride was magic. This SUCKS so much.
Ok THIS is super upsetting, I rode this line back in 2009 and it was absolutely the most gorgeous scenery you could have on a rail corridor. 馃槩
In reply to @TallDarknJewish
That is why infrastructure must be updated to with stand climate change.
That鈥檚 so sad I took it last summer and it was a great way to see the ocean!
We have so fucked ourselves and we still do not get it. If only people got as angry at the Manchins of the world as they do when progressives argue for redistributing money from fascist police forces to essential community services we might have (had) a chance to save ourselves.
I鈥檓 so sad about this - one of my favorite train rides
We will not be able to keep up with climate related news.
In reply to @TallDarknJewish
This is the right call. I was just waiting for a tragedy to happen. Far too unstable on those cliffs.
I鈥檓 glad I took the train down to San Diego last month when I could. It鈥檚 terrible that we can鈥檛 even maintain the transit systems we have, at a time when we should be expanding them.
Huh? I love taking the train to LA
don'y worry bullet trains for all coming soon
This Amtrak route was my first exposure to trains in America. When I had just moved here, I flew in @ LAX but my destination was San Diego so I took the FlyAway bus (horror) and the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner (okay but slowwww)
Was living in the woods without service for a few days and came back to this 馃ゲ This is such a huge bummer. Disrupting so many peoples' commute which will likely become exponentionally longer & more expensive by car, if an option.
I enjoyed (but did not rely on) this rail@line when I lived in Irvine.
No!! This is horrible news.
Oh no @mkorman we have a serious problem. This is heartbreaking train news.
Oh man. I only got to take it once, but what a view. Obviously the environmental message is the bigger issue here, but on a personal level, see things while you can
NOOOOOO!!! This route was the crown jewel of my car-less life in socal 馃槹
woof :( this is such a pretty ride.
This was a totally beautiful ride. Very sad.
noooooooo love(d) the surfliner 馃槩
damn. this is such a beautiful trip too. smh.
Think climate change is something that's just in the future? Think again.
A local, really beautiful route.
This was a beautiful route.
This is terrible. It鈥檚 such a great way to travel between these areas.
If this ain鈥檛 the mess, it鈥檒l do 鈥榯ill the mess gets here.
Well this sucks. Was the best way to avoid the traffic
Oh no!! #Amtrak between LA and San Diego is suspended indefinitely. DAMN! I wish the US government was spending our $$ on the important issues rather than subsidizing the oil & gas industry. #ClimateEmergency #ClimateActionNow
the point about climate change is valid but 鈥榠ndefinitely鈥 is doing a lot of work here. they expect it to be closed for a few weeks
So apparently it is only closed for a week or so 鈥 but, the sad thing here is that this tweet suggesting that the service will be shut down for a long time is completely believable.
Horrible news but as someone who has rode that route at least 100x since 2003, it is scary in some areas
great news for traffic jam lovers
i was in the midst of planning this w/ @mikerawk 馃ズ
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