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Freight Systems

LOSSAN Freight Rail Corridor

Improvements along the San Diego coastal portion of the San Diego to Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) corridor include double tracking main line and bridges, curve realignments, and the addition of crossovers to increase capacity and enhance reliability on the railroad corridor for freight rail service.

The BNSF Railway operates freight service on the San Diego segment of the corridor. This main line is the only viable freight rail link between San Diego and the rest of the nation. Freight volume exceeds 30,000 carloads annually. It is currently near the capacity of the system. Projected 2030 volume is estimated to be more than 60,000 carloads per year.

The LOSSAN corridor is the second busiest intercity rail corridor in the nation. More than 2.8 million Amtrak intercity passengers share the corridor with nearly five million commuter passengers. Freight rail capacity and reliability is severely impacted by sharing single-track segments within the corridor with passenger rail operations.

All LOSSAN improvement projects are in various stages of development from completed preliminary engineering and environmental review to pre-final design.