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Construction to Impact Rail Service First Three Weekends in March

Oceanside CA – The weekends of March 1-2, March 8-9, and March 15-16 will see rail service interruptions along the Coastal rail corridor. During the weekend of March 15 -16, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), TASI, and the U.S. Navy will advance necessary construction work at four sites along the coastal rail corridor in order to improve rider experience. The four sites are: the Santa Margarita River Bridge on Camp Pendleton, the Coast Blvd. crossing in Del Mar, the San Dieguito River Bridge, and between Sorrento Valley Rd. and Miramar Rd.

Customers are urged to plan ahead to take other forms of transit during these service interruptions. On March 15 -16, there will be no replacement bus service connecting to COASTER station stops. Alternatives for passengers who normally use the COASTER include BREEZE bus route 101 or MTS connections. An additional BREEZE Route 101 bus will be in service on Saturday, March 15, to accommodate heavier passenger loads. Passengers with valid Metrolink fare may ride BREEZE 395 at no charge on these three weekends.

March 1-2 and March 8-9

  • Regular COASTER service
  • No Amtrak service – including the six select Amtrak ‘Rail 2 Rail’ trains that serve all eight COASTER stations
  • No Metrolink service

March 15 -16

  • No COASTER service
  • No Amtrak, Metrolink or BNSF freight service

The rail will re-open for regularly scheduled COASTER and all other rail service in time for the morning commute on Monday, March 17. For additional information, please visit GoNCTD.com. Amtrak information is available at Amtrak.com.

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