• Fare Restructuring


    The Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency is working with Amtrak on a fare restructuring plan to standardize pricing and discount methodologies for Pacific Surfliner fares.  We welcome your feedback as we continue to finalize the proposed updates to the fare policy.


    Summary of Proposed Changes:

    The current fare structure for the Pacific Surfliner has remained largely unchanged since 2013, when a 2 percent increase to the base fare was implemented. The proposed adjustments represent an effort to create a more uniform fare structure using a distance-based formula, not an across-the-board fare increase. While fares between some station pairs will increase slightly, others will decrease, resulting in an aggregate increase of 1.8 percent to the base fares. Other proposed changes include:

    • Discounts for 10-trip tickets will be a consistent 40 percent off 10 one-way tickets across all station pairs, resulting in an aggregate fare increase of 2.8 percent
    • 10-trip tickets will be valid for use by a single named passenger, and the validity period will be extended from 45 days to 60 days (other promotional discounts are being considered for small groups)
    • Monthly pass fares will be calculated based on the current fare structure with only minor changes, resulting in an aggregate fare decrease of 1.5 percent
    • Discounts offered to groups of 15 or more will increase from 10 percent to 20 percent

    You can view proposed fares by station pair here: One-Way, 10-Trip, Monthly.


    Survey: Please share your comments on the proposed fare restructuring via this online survey.


    Timeline:

    August 21, 2017: LOSSAN Board of Directors (Board) approves release of proposed fare restructuring plan for public review

    September 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017: 60-day public review and comment period

    November 29, 2017: LOSSAN Board receives report on public comments received and votes on implementation of fare restructuring

    Early 2018: Fare restructuring implemented


    Contact Us:
    You may also mail comments to:
    LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency
    Attn: Fare Restructuring
    600 S. Main St.
    Orange, CA 92863
     

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