Southern California Operations Update

Announcement Number: CN2023-44
Categories: General Announcements
Posted Date: August 22, 2023

To Our Customers,

We have made some progress in restoring service to the three locations in Southern California that were impacted by Tropical Storm Hilary.

Following is the update on the outages we shared with you yesterday:

  • Between Banning and Indio, California (Yuma subdivision) - Progress continues to be made and we are currently evaluating bridge work that will need to be completed.
  • Near Mojave, California (Mojave subdivision) - Both tracks have been restored to service.
  • North of Fontana, California (Mojave subdivision) - Returned to service.

Although we have returned service to some of the impacted segments, it will take multiple days to work through the backlog of trains. For safety purposes, these line segments will have temporary slow order speed restrictions placed upon them. We will also need to re-align locomotive power and crews to the region and customers should expect extended delays through the week.

Please continue to reference our Hurricane Planning and Recovery page, which outlines best practices to follow during the hurricane season.

We will continue to provide updates on the status of our network. If you have any questions, please contact Customer Care & Support at 800-272-8777 or your Union Pacific representative.