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No Rail Service between Oceanside, Santa Fe Depot Jan. 9-10,16-17, 23-24

Oceanside CA—The North County Transit District along with Amtrak will undergo a complete coastal rail service closure between Oceanside and San Diego during the weekends of January 9-10,16-17, 23-24. No passenger rail service will be available during those weekend periods.

Customers are urged to plan ahead to take other forms of transportation during this service interruption. There is 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. NCTD bus schedules may be viewed at www.gonctd.com.

The rail will re-open for regularly scheduled COASTER and all other rail service in time for the morning commute on Mondays.

The dates for the rail corridor closures were chosen in cooperation with Metrolink, Amtrak and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) in order to mitigate operational and community impacts.  Work on subsequent weekends reduces the costs incurred by transporting heavy equipment to and from the work site.   The work being done is necessary in order to improve California’s infrastructure.

During the service disruption, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) will perform work on the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Bridges and the Elvira to Morena Double Track project.

Date COASTER Amtrak Metrolink
January 9-10(Includes Amtrak 796 on Friday, January 8) No Service No train service between Oceanside and San Diego (including 6 Rail-2-Rail trains). Regular service north of Oceanside. Amtrak will provide bus service for Amtrak passengers only between Oceanside and San Diego. Regular Service
January 16-17(Includes Amtrak 796 on Friday, January 15) No Service No train service between Oceanside and San Diego (including 6 Rail-2-Rail trains). Regular service north of Oceanside. Amtrak will provide bus service for Amtrak passengers only between Oceanside and San Diego. Regular Service
January 23-24(Includes Amtrak 796 on Friday, January 22) No Service No train service between Oceanside and San Diego (including 6 Rail-2-Rail trains). Regular service north of Oceanside. Amtrak will provide bus service for Amtrak passengers only between Oceanside and San Diego Regular Service

Amtrak passengers in possession of a valid fare will be granted access to NCTD BREEZE Route 101 at no additional charge.

Customers are urged to plan ahead to take other forms of transportation during this service interruption. 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.

For further information on this NCTD COASTER service interruption, please contact the NCTD Customer Service at 760-966-6500.