Rail commuters faced major delays on Amtrak's early morning trains through Orange County on Tuesday after a power failure caused switches to fail between San Diego and San Juan Capistrano.
One southbound train and one northbound train were affected, Amtrak officials said.
Mike Monte, an Amtrak reservation sales agent, said that without the switches the trains had to reduce speed to 20 m.p.h. for safety. Normally the trains travel 65 to 70 m.p.h.