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Sprinter Roundup - Jan 20
NCT The 'Train Delay' award
A raspberry to the North County Transit District for delaying ---- again ---- the start date for the Sprinter, which was supposed to be Jan. 13.
NCT NCTD pulls dirt from Loma Alta over weekend
On Nov. 30, a winter storm caused Loma Alta to swell and jump its northern bank, flooding several businesses along Industry Street. A rainstorm on Jan. 7 brought more flooding to some of the same businesses. Many business owners pointed to the new Sprinter light rail line, whose tracks runs along the Loma Alta's southern bank.
NCT Sprinter already a disappointment
"Wait a minute," I hear you say. "Hasn't this project been in the works for more than 20 years?" Ah, but what is a few more weeks after two decades?
NCT Vista wants graffiti gone along rail tracksFor hundreds of yards along the Sprinter corridor in west Vista, taggers have left multicolored stains on buildings, retaining walls, drainage channels and aging wood fences.
NCT Many find Sprinter noise tolerable; Vista withholds judgment
Though public opinion on the traffic and noise generated by the new Sprinter trains vary, everyone seems to agree on one point: The new trains are a lot quieter than the midnight freights that blast their way through North County about twice a week, shaking windows and waking babies.
UT Sprinter could start on Jan. 27 North County Transit District officials said yesterday that they hope the new Sprinter passenger train will begin operation on Jan. 27.
UT Sprinter schedules off track
Train-bus linkups to take time to align after start date OK'd. Even if the state gives the green light for the Sprinter passenger train to start running Jan. 27, the North County Transit District won't coordinate its buses with the train for at least two weeks after that, a transit official said yesterday.