San Diego Business Journal

Transit District Resumes Sprinter Train Service

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

North County’s regional Sprinter light-rail train service has resumed after a suspension of more than two months, after officials addressed maintenance issues affecting braking systems.

A statement from the Oceanside-based North County Transit District said the resumption followed completion of extensive safety testing, a review of replacement parts, and inspections of overall vehicle and railroad infrastructure by federal and state authorities.

Systems were given the go-ahead by the Federal Railroad Administration and California Public Utilities Commission. The Sprinter train, its signals and tracks have passed all testing and have resumed service.

Transit district officials worked with Veolia Transportation, which operates the Sprinter service, and train maker Bombardier Inc. to strengthen maintenance practices and improve contractor oversight, ahead of the district’s original schedule, the statement said.

— SDBJ Staff Report