Upcoming Improvements to the Tracks Used by the Pacific Surfliner®

    The LOSSAN rail corridor stretches 351 miles from San Diego to San Luis Obispo, with the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, freight, commuter and long-distance trains sharing the tracks. Ongoing construction projects keep the infrastructure in top condition and contribute to overall improvements in rail travel along the corridor.

    Larger projects require the tracks to be closed so crews can perform necessary work, which temporarily affects train service. We understand that this may be an inconvenience to riders, and would like to thank you for your patience.

    Pacific Surfliner Service Affected between Irvine and San Diego

    April 20-22, 2018

    The tracks between Irvine and Downtown San Diego will be closed due to construction projects for one weekend in April. Limited bus connections will be provided.

    The closure is required so crews can perform work on multiple construction projects in San Diego County, including the Mid Coast Corridor Transit Project, San Elijo Lagoon double track project, and other rail maintenance and replacement projects.

    Date Details
    Friday: April 20 • Train 590 will be cancelled. Bus service will be offered from Los Angeles to San Diego, with stops in Oceanside, Solana Beach, Old Town San Diego, and Downtown San Diego. Buses will not stop at Fullerton, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, San Juan Capistrano, Carlsbad Village, and Sorrento Valley.
    Saturday and Sunday: April 21-22 • Trains 562, 565, 1566, 1567, 572, 573, 583 and 1588 are cancelled. Passengers can make reservations aboard other Amtrak trains. Train 782 will operate between Goleta and Los Angeles only, with no alternative service available south of Los Angeles.
    • Train 796 is also cancelled between Los Angeles and San Diego, with connecting bus bridge service available between Los Angeles, San Diego and intermediate stations (except for Carlsbad Village and Sorrento Valley).
    • Southbound Trains 564, 580, 584, 768, 774 and 792 will operate normally to Irvine, where express bus service will be provided from Irvine to San Juan Capistrano, Oceanside, Solana Beach, Old Town San Diego, and Downtown San Diego only. There will be no alternate transportation provided to Carlsbad Village or Sorrento Valley.
    • Northbound Trains 579, 591, 595, 763, 769, 777, 785 and 1761 will not operate from San Diego to Irvine. Bus service will be provided for all trains (except Train 1761) from San Diego Santa Fe Depot, Solana Beach, Oceanside, and San Juan Capistrano to Irvine. Northbound buses will depart earlier than the corresponding train. 


    NOTE: Bus bridges will NOT stop at Carlsbad Village or Sorrento Valley. Northbound buses will also not stop at San Diego-Old Town.

    NOTE: Checked baggage service is not available south of Santa Ana on the dates listed above.


Fares, routes, schedules, and services are subject to change without notice. Amtrak, Surfliner, and Pacific Surfliner are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation and used with permission.
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