Nearly 3,000 people attended the Port of Long Beach’s train tours last weekend, according to a press release issued by the Port. The free event was designed to give the public a rare inside look into Port operations, and it was fully booked weeks before.
Every day, dozens of trains come and go at the Port, loaded with products from all over the world. Each fully loaded train takes between 280 and 750 truck trips off the roads.
With about $4.5 billion in capital improvement projects underway or planned this decade, including $1 billion to improve rail facilities, the Port is working to modernize its operations and reduce its impact on the environment. Rail is an important component of those improvements.
The weekend event was coordinated in partnership with Pacific Harbor Line, the Port’s short-line railroad that coordinates all the rail activity inside the port complex, and Metrolink, which serves more than 45,000 riders a day, across 512 miles of tracks in five Southern California counties.
Source: Port of LB