Construction to Impact Rail Service in October for COASTER


NCTD LOGO w-trainsCOASTER: Complete Rail Closure October 25-26
Coastal rail corridor from Oceanside to San Diego
North County Transit District,

Rail service interruptions are scheduled for the weekend of October 25-26 along the Coastal rail corridor from Oceanside to San Diego:

• COASTER: No COASTER service will be provided.
• Amtrak: Amtrak trains will not operate between Oceanside and San Diego including the six select Amtrak ‘Rail 2 Rail’ trains that serve all eight COASTER stations. Amtrak passengers in possession of a valid fare will be granted access to NCTD BREEZE Route 101 at no additional charge.
• Metrolink: Metrolink trains will not be affected.

Customers are urged to plan ahead to take other forms of transit during these service interruptions. An additional BREEZE Route 101 bus will be in service on Saturday, October 25, to accommodate heavier passenger loads.

The rail will re-open for regularly scheduled COASTER and all other rail service in time for the morning commute on Monday, October 27. For additional rider information please call NCTD Customer Service at 760-966-6500.  Amtrak rider information is available at

During the service disruption, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) will continue construction on the Sorrento Valley Double Track project. This project is expected to be complete in 2015. For more information about this project, please visit

About North County Transit District
The North County Transit District is a public transportation agency providing 12 million passenger trips annually throughout North San Diego County and into downtown San Diego. NCTD’s system includes BREEZE buses (with FLEX service), COASTER commuter trains, SPRINTER light rail trains, and LIFT paratransit service. NCTD’s mission is to deliver safe, convenient, reliable and user-friendly public transportation services.

Media Contact:
Katie Whichard
Public Information Officer
North County Transit District
810 Mission Avenue |Oceanside, CA  92054
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