• October 9, 2017 Schedule Change

    A coordinated schedule change that will impact Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, Metrolink and COASTER trains is scheduled to take effect on Monday, October 9, 2017. These adjustments are intended to improve reliability and provide enhanced coordination with other trains operating on the Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo rail corridor. Download the new timetable and see the summary of planned scheduled changes below.

    Minor Adjustments to Departure/Arrival Times

    Most Pacific Surfliner trains will experience minor schedule changes to improve reliability and may depart up to 10 minutes earlier or later. Check the updated timetable to see if departure times for the trains you ride regularly have changed.

    Modifications to Trains Traveling North of Los Angeles

    To provide better service, consistency, and reliability, a number of changes are being made to Pacific Surfliner trains operating between Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo.

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      Existing Trains Affected New Details
      Trains 582 and 784
      (afternoon travel between Goleta and Santa Barbara)
      • Train 582 will be renumbered as Train 782 (below), and will now originate in Goleta.
      • Train 784 will be renumbered as Train 584 (below), and will now originate in Los Angeles instead of Goleta. Riders between Goleta and Los Angeles who currently take Train 784 can instead take Train 782 (below).
      • NEW: Train 782 will replace Train 784 between Goleta and Los Angeles, operating 1 hour 15 minutes earlier, departing Goleta at 12:35 p.m. It will run on Train 582’s existing schedule between Los Angeles and San Diego.
      • NEW: Train 584 will replace Train 784, originating in Los Angeles instead of Goleta, and departing Los Angeles at the existing time of 5:10 p.m.
      Trains 790/1790, 592 and 796
      (afternoon/evening travel between San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles)
      • Trains 790/1790 will be replaced by Trains 796 and 792 (below).
      • Train 592 will be renumbered as Train 792 (below), departing Los Angeles at 8:15 p.m.
      • Train 796 will now originate in San Luis Obispo, departing at 4:15 p.m., 2 hours 40 minutes later than existing train 790.
      • NEW: Train 792 will replace Trains 790/1790 and 592, originating in Goleta. It will run on a slightly earlier schedule than Train 592 between Los Angeles and San Diego.
      • NEW: Trains 590/1588 will replace Train 790/1790 between Los Angeles and San Diego on a slightly earlier schedule.
      Trains 761/1761 and 763
      (morning travel to the north end of the corridor)
      • Train 761/1761 will now end in Goleta. Travelers can instead take Train 763 (below), which runs approximately 90 minutes later.
      • Train 763 will now extend from Goleta to San Luis Obispo, arriving at 2:30 p.m.

    New Evening Departure (Los Angeles and San Diego)

    With the cancellation of Trains 790 and 592, new Train 590 (weekdays only) will depart Los Angeles at 7:15 p.m., spreading out the weeknight train departures. Its weekend counterpart, Train 1588, will operate slightly earlier, departing Los Angeles at 6:45 p.m.

    All Trains Will Stop at Old Town San Diego

    Trains 562 and 777 will now stop at the Old Town San Diego Station to establish consistency in the schedule – now, all 24 daily Pacific Surfliner trains will stop at this station, located just north of downtown, across from the Old Town Historic State Park.

    Revised Rail 2 Rail Program with COASTER

    The six Pacific Surfliner trains included in the COASTER Rail 2 Rail program will no longer service the Carlsbad Poinsettia or Encinitas COASTER stations in an effort to better align station stops with ridership demand. Riders can instead board at the Carlsbad Village or Solana Beach stations. NCTD Rail 2 Rail riders can find more information here.

    Download the new timetable.



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