Posts Tagged ‘Amtrak in California’

Crossing Issues May Delay Pacific Surfliners, Coast Starlight North of Los Angeles

June 16, 2022

Amtrak has advised that Pacific Surliner trains and the Los Angeles-Seattle Coast Starlight are being subject to delay due to road crossing complications along the route.

The situation began June 16 and Amtrak did not say what those complications are or how long it will take to resolve them.

In a service advisory, the passenger carrier said delays could stretch to 30 minutes per train.

The affected area is between Camarillo and San Luis Obispo. The service advisory said host railroad Union Pacific is working to address the problems.

Track Work to Disrupt 2 Capitol Corridor Trains

February 25, 2022

Track work being performed by Union Pacific will affect operations of some Capitol Corridor trains on Feb. 26 and 27.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said Train 736 will terminate at Sacramento on Feb. 26 with alternate transportation to Auburn on Bus 3436 making intermediate stops at Roseville and Rocklin.

Bus 3436 will depart Sacramento at 6:15 p.m., 12 minutes later than the normal scheduled time, and will operate on a later schedule at Roseville, Rocklin and Auburn.

On Feb. 27, Train 729 will originate in Sacramento. Alternate transportation will be provided between Auburn and Sacramento on Bus 3429, making intermediate stops at Rocklin and Roseville.

Bus 3429 will depart Auburn at 7:30 a.m., 25 minutes earlier than the normal schedule time and will operate on an earlier schedule departing Rocklin and Roseville.

Tracks Work to Disrupt Pacific Surfliners

February 9, 2022

Track work on the route used by Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner trains will result in schedule changes on Feb. 19 and 20. Also affected will be the Los Angeles-Seattle Coast Starlight.

Train 761 will terminate at Los Angeles with passengers accommodated on Bus 4861 from Los Angeles to Oxnard. Train 1761 will operate from Oxnard to San Luis Obispo.

Train 765 will terminate at Los Angeles with Bus 4865 operating in its place from Los Angeles to Oxnard. Train 1765 will operate from Oxnard to Goleta.

Train 777 will terminate at Los Angeles and be replaced by Bus 4877 from Los Angeles to Oxnard. Train 1777 will operate from Oxnard to San Luis Obispo.

Train 785 will terminate at Los Angeles with Bus 4885 operating from Los Angeles to Oxnard and Train 1785 operating from Oxnard to Goleta.

There will be no alternate transportation provided to the missed stations of Glendale, Burbank Airport, Chatsworth, Simi Valley, Moorpark or Camarillo.

Northbound Buses 4861, 4865, 4877, 4885 and Trains 1761, 1765, 1777, 1785 schedules may not match normal station arrival/departure times.

Train 770  will originate at Los Angeles. Train 1770 will operate from Goleta to Oxnard and operate as Bus 4870 from Oxnard to Los Angeles.

Train 774 will operate as Train 1774 from San Luis Obispo to Oxnard, as Bus 4874 from Oxnard to Los Angeles and as Train 774 from Los Angeles to San Diego.

Train 784 will originate at Los Angeles. Train 1784 will operate from Goleta to Oxnard and operate as Bus 4884 from Oxnard to Los Angeles.

Train 794 will operate as Train 1794 between San Luis Obispo and Oxnard and as Bus 4894 from Oxnard to Los Angeles. Connection will be maintained at Los Angeles to Train 594.

No alternative transportation will be provided to missed stations of Glendale, Burbank Airport, Chatsworth, Simi Valley, Moorpark or Camarillo.

The schedules of buses 4870, 4874, 4884, 4894 and Trains 1770, 1774, 1784, 1794 may not match normal station arrival/departure times.

The Coast Starlight on Feb. 19 and 20 will be annulled between Sacramento and Los Angeles.

No alternate transportation will be provided to Davis, Martinez, Emeryville, Oakland Jack London Square, San Jose, Salinas, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Van Nuys, Burbank and Los Angeles.

Passengers have the option of traveling on some of their journey aboard San Joaquins, Capitol Corridor, Pacific Surfliner and Thruway bus services.

San Joaquins to Make Added Stop in Allensworth

February 9, 2022

Amtrak will add a special stop in Allensworth, California, by select San Joaquin trains on Feb. 12 for the city’s Black History Month celebration.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said the event will be held at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trains 702, 713, 714, 717 and 719 will stop in Allensworth to accommodate passengers attending the event.

The schedule of stops in Allenworth is Train 713 to Oakland arrives 8:54 a.m.; Train 702 Bakersfield arrives 10:56 a.m.; Train 717 to Oakland arrives 2:54 p.m.; Train 719 to Oakland arrives 4:54 p.m.; and Train 714 to Bakersfield arrives 4:55 p.m.

For more information on this event, visit https://www.friendsofallensworth.org/ or https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=583

Track Work Disrupting Pacific Surfliners

January 8, 2022

Track work in San Diego County being performed Jan. 7-9 and Jan. 21-23 will result in some cancellations of Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner trains.

On Saturdays and Sundays, Trains 572 is cancelled with no alternate transportation provided.

Train 594 will not operate but passengers will be accommodated via Bus 3594 between Los Angeles and San Diego, making all intermediate station stops, except San Clemente Pier and San Juan Capistrano.

Trains 562, 564, 580, 588, 770, 774 and 784 will terminate at Irvine, with alternate transportation provided for all but Train 562. Substitute buses will make all intermediate station stops en route to San Diego except at San Clemente Pier and San Juan Capistrano.

Trains 573 and 583 are cancelled with no alternate transportation provided. Train 761 is canceled between San Diego and Los Angeles with no alternate transportation provided.

Trains 567, 581, 591, 595, 765, 777 and 785 will originate at Irvine, with alternate transportation provided between San Diego and Irvine, making all intermediate station stops, except San Clemente Pier and San Juan Capistrano.

On Jan. 21, Train 594 is canceled with alternate transportation being provided on Bus 3594, south from Los Angeles to San Diego, serving all missed stops, except San Clemente Pier and San Juan Capistrano.

Track Work to Disrupt Some Pacific Surfliners

August 5, 2021

Plans by host railroad Union Pacific to replace a bridge will disrupt some Pacific Surfliner service this month.

The bridge spans San Antonio Creek/Narlon on the Santa Barbara Subdivision of UP.

Between Aug. 8 and Aug. 23 Train 777 will terminate at Goleta. No alternate transportation will be provided for the missed stops of Lompoc-Surf, Guadalupe-Santa Maria, Grover Beach or San Luis Obispo.

Between Aug. 9 and Aug. 23, Train 774 will originate at Goleta. No alternate transportation will be provided for the missed stops of San Luis Obispo, Grover Beach, Guadalupe-Santa Maria or Lompoc-Surf.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said alternative transportation options include Trains 763, 768, 785 and 796, which have connecting bus service via buses 4763, 4768, 4785 and 4796 from Santa Barbara to/from Oakland.

Buses 6238 and 6241 will operate between Los Angeles and San Jose Monday through Friday. Buses 6286 and 6287 will operate between Los Angeles and San Jose on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Capitol Corridor Service to Expand June 7

April 28, 2021

Capitol Corridor passenger service will increase on June 7, officials said this week.

The announcement said growing ridership demand, funding support and improving public health conditions are making the expansion possible.

Service will increase to 22 weekday and 18 weekend trips. The current level of service is now 16 weekday and 10 weekend trips.

The schedule change will result in a return to  pre-pandemic service between Oakland and San Jose.

However, officials do not expect complete pre-pandemic schedules to be in effect until sometime in 2022.

Track Work Disrupts Pacific Surfliners, Coast Starlight

April 15, 2021

Various temporary schedule changes will begin April 16 that affect Pacific Surfliner trains and the Coast Starlight due to track projects.

Between April 16 and May 1 the following changes will be in effect.

On April 15, 23 and 30, Train 796 will terminate at Solana Beach with alternate bus service being provided between Oceanside and San Diego on Bus 3284 and 3286.

Bus 3284 will not stop at Old Town but passengers may take the trolley from San Diego. Bus 3286 will drop off passengers at Old Town.

On April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and May 1 and 2, Trains 564, 580, 768, 774, 796, 1564 and 1584 will terminate at Solana Beach. Bus service will be provided from Oceanside to San Diego.

Trains 579, 593, 763, 767, 777, 785 and 1767 will originate at Solana Beach. Bus service will be provided from San Diego to Oceanside to connect with all trains.

Northbound buses will depart earlier than train schedules to allow on-time train departure from Oceanside.

Buses will not stop at Old Town but passengers may take the trolley to San Diego and board the Oceanside buses.

On April 17 and 18, track work being performed north of Los Angeles will result in changes to the following Pacific Surfliner Trains.

Train 763 will terminate at Los Angeles with Bus 4863 operating in its place to Oxnard and Train 1763 operating from Oxnard to Goleta. Regular connecting bus service will operate between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

Train 777 will terminate at Los Angeles with Bus 4877 operating in its place from Los Angeles to Oxnard and Train 1777 operating from Oxnard to San Luis Obispo.

Train 785 will terminate at Los Angeles with Bus 4885 operating in its place from Los Angeles to Oxnard and Train 1785 operating from Oxnard to Goleta. Regular connecting bus service will be provided between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

Buses will depart all stations earlier than the normal schedule. Trains traveling north of Oxnard will depart later than the normal schedule.

Train 768 will originate at Los Angeles. In place of Train 768, Train 1768 will operate from Goleta to Oxnard and operate as Bus 4868 from Oxnard to Los Angeles. Regular connecting bus service will be provided between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara.

Train 774 will operate as Train 1774 from San Luis Obispo to Oxnard as Bus 4874 from Oxnard to Los Angeles and as Train 774 from Los Angeles to San Diego.

Train 796 will originate at Los Angeles. In place of Train 796, Train 1796 will operate between Goleta and Oxnard and Bus 4896 will operate from Oxnard to Los Angeles. Regular connecting bus service will be provided between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara.

No alternate transportation will be provided to the missed stations of Glendale, Burbank Airport, Chatsworth, Simi Valley, Moorpark and Camarillo.

Buses will depart all stations earlier than the normal schedule. Trains traveling north of Oxnard will depart later than the normal schedule.

On April 18 the southbound Coast Starlight that departed Seattle the day before will be cancelled between Oxnard and Los Angeles, missing intermediate stops at Simi Valley, Van Nuys and Burbank.

Bus 4011 will hold at Oxnard for connecting passengers from the Starlight and provide alternate transportation (drop-off only) at Simi Valley, Van Nuys, Burbank and Los Angeles.

Del Mar Bluffs Repair Cost Put at $10.5M

March 25, 2021

Emergency repairs to the Del Mar Bluffs in Southern California are expected to cost about $10.5 million said the San Diego Association of Governments.

The work will involve construction of a 288-foot seawall and 18 vertical concrete and steel support columns tied into horizontal supports.

The project will seek to stabilize a section of the bluffs that collapsed in February within 35 feet of the tracks used by Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner trains between San Diego and Los Angeles.

Since then Amtrak and Coaster commuter trains have slowed to 15 miles per house past the site. BNSF freight trains are restricted to 10 mph.

Track Work to Disrupt Pacific Surfliners

February 1, 2021

Track work being performed in San Diego County, California, will affect operations of Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner service between Feb. 19 and March 21.

On Feb. 19 and March 12 and 19, Train 796 will terminate at Los Angeles with bus service provided to San Diego serving all missed stops.

On Feb. 20-21, and March 13-14, 20-21, Train 796 will terminate at Los Angeles and bus service will be provided for all missed stops.

Also during that time period, Trains 580, 768, 774, 1564 and 1584 will operate normally to Irvine with bus service provided to San Diego.

Express buses will run from Irvine to Oceanside, Solana Beach, Old Town San Diego and Downtown San Diego.

Trains 579, 593, 763, 777, 785 and 1767 will originate in Irvine with bus service provided from San Diego.

Buses will depart downtown San Diego, Solana Beach and Oceanside earlier than the train schedule to allow time to connect with trains in Irvine.

Buses will not pick up at Old Town San Diego. Passengers are being directed to take the trolley to downtown San Diego to board buses to Irvine.