During the month of January, Union Pacific replaced rail along railroad tracks in Goleta, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Ventura and Oxnard. Work is necessary to maintain the safe operation of passenger and freight service. Approximately 40 miles of track were replaced along this corridor.
Crews worked evenings from 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. This work could not be done during daylight hours due to passenger rail on this corridor, which could not establish bus-bridges due to the pandemic.
Union Pacific appreciates the community’s patience and support during this project. This work is critical for the continued safe operation of trains along this corridor.