Metrolink train
A Metrolink train. Courtesy OCTA

There will be no Metrolink service from Oceanside through San Clemente to San Juan Capistrano for more than two weeks because of emergency track work.

Metrolink’s goal is to resume service by Oct. 4, according to Public Affairs Manager Paul Gonzales. If the work is completed earlier than expected, Metrolink service will also resume, Gonzales said.

The service suspension announced Wednesday began Thursday, and will affect trains on the Orange County and Inland Empire-Orange County lines.

Metrolink trains will operate as far south as the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station during the suspension.

There will be no bus service to connect to the Oceanside, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano stations.

The track work is intended to stabilize the right-of-way in the San Clemente area and ensure the safety of train operations, Gonzales said.