For now, the landslides pose more danger to those walking on or beneath bluffs than to train operations, according to officials. While warning signs are posted around the cliffs, pedestrians routinely ignore them.
The latest collapse occurred on Monday morning, when a section of the cliff roughly 25 feet wide and 4 feet deep fell near 9th and 10th streets. Officials halted train traffic for a safety assessment, restarting operations within a few hours.
The event follows several other similar landslides on Oct. 5, Sept. 27 and Aug. 22. In one case, a section of rock that broke loose was reportedly 50 feet wide.
Emergency efforts to reinforce the eroding cliffs, atop which Amtrak and Coaster trains run daily, have been in the works for nearly a year. Now officials say they hope to break ground on a number of key projects by summer.
Beacon's Beach - Whale Watching Capital Of The World? Well, no, but you can see whales from the top of the bluff. Video: Gray Whales Off Beacon's Beach: Local drone footage on 12/11/18 of a grey whale breaching the surface at Beacons Beach in Encinitas California. Thanks to Nathan Minatta.
Lifeguards in Imperial Beach Wednesday issued a citation to a surfer who ignored warning signs and went into the water after the beaches were closed due to millions of gallons of sewage flowing from the Tijuana River Valley into the ocean.
Lifeguards in Imperial Beach issued a citation to a surfer who ignored warning signs and went into the water after the beaches were closed due to millions of gallons of sewage flowing from the Tijuana River Valley into the ocean.