Posts Tagged ‘Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service’

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.

Pets to be Allowed Aboard Pacific Surfliners

May 19, 2022

Pets will be allowed aboard Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner trains starting May 20.

In a news release, The LOSSAN Agency, which manages the route, said dogs and cats weighing up to 20 pounds may be brought aboard in a carrier which should remain under the passenger’s seat.

Passengers with pets must pay a $26 fee and will be limited to one pet reservation per trip.

“We’re always looking for ways to better serve the needs of our passengers, and allowing pets to come along for the ride is something our customers have expressed a strong interest in,” said Jason Jewell, interim managing director of LOSSAN.

Track Work to Disrupt Some Pacific Surfliners

May 8, 2022

Track work will result in some service disruptions for Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner trains on May 14 and 15.

On May 14 Train 594 will be canceled with alternate transportation being provided on Bus 3594 from Los Angeles to San Diego, serving all missed stops, except San Juan Capistrano.

Also that day Train 595 will be canceled and passengers directed to use Amtrak Thruway Bus 5811 between San Diego and Los Angeles, making all intermediate stops except San Diego Old Town and San Juan Capistrano.

On May 15, Train 562 will be canceled with passengers being directed to take Train 564 which departs Los Angeles at 7:10 a.m.

Also canceled that day is Train 761, between Los Angeles and San Diego. It will operate between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo. No alternate transportation is being provided between Los Angeles and San Diego.

Pacific Surfliners Getting Wi-Fi Upgrade

February 24, 2022

Upgraded Wi-Fi service will be offered aboard Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner trains between Los Angeles and San Diego.

The Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency is partnering with Icomera to provide new Wi-Fi equipment in the corridor.

The upgrade will use Icomera’s X-Series Mobile Gateway, which a news release said will allow 35 percent to 52 percent additional devices to connect to the network and deliver 34 percent to 48 percent more data per trip.

The news release said the improved Wi-Fi service is part of a program to enhance passenger amenities, including better rider communication, train status information and station upgrades.

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.

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.

Pacific Surfliner Service Expanding

June 27, 2021

Amtrak is adding three daily roundtrips to the Pacific Surfliner route on June 28 between Los Angeles and San Diego.

Train 562 will depart Los Angeles at 6:05 a.m. and arrive in San Diego at 8:58 a.m.

Train 572 will depart Los Angeles at 10:54 a.m. and arrive in San Diego at 1:52 p.m.

On weekends and holidays this train will operate as Train 1572, departing Los Angeles at 11:20 a.m. and arriving in San Diego at 2:13 p.m.

Train 590 will depart Los Angeles at 7:30 p.m. and arrive in San Diego at 10:25 p.m.

Train 569 will depart San Diego at 9:43 a.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 12:38 p.m.

Train 583 will depart San Diego at 2:50 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 5:54 p.m.

Train 595 will depart San Diego at 8:57 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 11:50 p.m.

Trains 767 and 1767 are re-numbered as Trains 567 and 1567 with no change to their schedules.

Reservations Needed on Some Days to Ride Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Trains

June 27, 2021

Reservations will be required for travel on all Pacific Surfliner trains on select holiday periods this summer.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said temporary adjustments to Pacific Surfliner service will be implemented to safely manage an expected increase in travelers.

On those holiday periods tickets will only be valid on the train you are holding a reservation for.

The dates are July 2-5, opening weekend of Del Mar Races (July 16-19), and Sept. 3-7.
On these dates, multi-ride passengers with a monthly pass or 10-trip ticket must confirm each trip in advance through the Amtrak RideReserve program.

This can be done at Amtrak.com or the Amtrak app by retrieving your ticket, choosing the date and direction of travel and selecting “confirm” on the train you would like to reserve a seat on. You can also reserve in advance through an Amtrak customer service agent by calling 800-USA-RAIL or at a staffed station.

Both Rail2Rail programs (COASTER and Metrolink) will observe a blackout period on most dates above.

For more information visit http://www.PacificSurfliner.com/Schedules

Reservations Required on Pacific Surfliners During Peak Summer Weekends

May 27, 2021

Reservations will be required for travel aboard Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner trains on peak weekends this summer.

The carrier said this will help it manage capacity when more travelers are anticipated.

Among the weekends when reservations will be needed are Memorial Day weekend (May 28-June 1), Fourth of July weekend (July 2-5), the opening weekend at Del Mar racetrack (July 16-19), and Labor Day weekend (Sept. 3-7).

The program allowing use of Metrolink and Coaster tickets on Pacific Surfliners will be suspended on most of these dates, although Amtrak said monthly and 10-ride passes may still be used with a reservation.

Additional dates could be added depending on travel demand.