Improve Rider Experience, Increase Service Reliability, and
Meet Future Train Frequency Goals
While no passenger or freight trains will operate during these weekend closures, other test trains and construction vehicles and equipment will be active along the railroad right-of-way and on the tracks throughout the weekend. Residents along the corridor should remain alert and the traveling public is reminded to only cross the tracks at lawfully designated rail crossings.
During the closure weekends, neither Amtrak Pacific Surfliner nor Metrolink will service the Oceanside Transit Center. Amtrak bus services will require an Amtrak reservation and Rail 2 Rail passes will not be honored. On the Fridays preceding the closures, October 2 and October 16 respectively, southbound Amtrak Rail 2 Rail train A796 will be serviced by bus from Los Angeles to San Diego, making stops at Oceanside, Solana Beach, Old Town San Diego, and Santa Fe Depot. Amtrak customers may visit PacificSurfliner.com or call 800-872-7245 for the latest information.
Replacement bus service connecting COASTER stations will not be available. Alternatives for some COASTER passengers may include BREEZE Route 101 or MTS connections.
Passengers should note that trains may be delayed up to 15 minutes on the Mondays following each AWW, October 5 and October 19 respectively. Service reductions for weekday COASTER trains will remain in effect, and riders can find the most up-to-date COASTER schedule information on NCTD’s Schedule webpage.
About NCTD: The North County Transit District is a public transportation agency providing over 10 million passenger trips in Fiscal Year 2019 throughout North San Diego County and into downtown San Diego. NCTD’s system includes BREEZE buses (with FLEX service), COASTER commuter trains, SPRINTER hybrid rail trains, and LIFT paratransit service. NCTD’s mission is to deliver safe, convenient, reliable, and user-friendly public transportation services. For more information visit: GoNCTD.com.