Oceanside CA— The San Diego coastal rail corridor will experience a closure this weekend to allow for construction and maintenance of the railway. This closure will begin tonight at midnight and run until shortly before normal passenger service on Monday morning.
During this closure along the coastal corridor, no passenger rail service will be available. However, other vehicles and equipment will operate along the railroad right-of-way and on the rail at non-specified times. Residents along the corridor should remain alert at legal crossings, and not trespass on the railroad right-of-way.
This weekend’s closure for passenger rail service does not change NCTD’s obligation under state and federal law to maintain the safety and security of the railroad right-of-way. Any individuals or groups who trespass on the right-of-way (including crossing the tracks illegally, walking along or near the tracks, or being on NCTD property) will be subject to arrest, citation, and/or removal from the property.
Protecting the right-of-way is necessary for the safety of the public and the railroad. NCTD encourages all residents and visitors to help in these efforts by crossing the tracks at legal crossings and by staying off of the right-of-way.
September is Rail Safety Month, and a great time to learn about being safe around the railways. For more information on rail safety, please visit the websites of Operation Life Saver, or the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration.