Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles-San Diego corridor’

Track Work Disrupts Pacific Surfliner Service

April 9, 2021

Track work will affect operations of Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner trains for the period April 9-12.

On April 9 Train 796 will terminate at Los Angeles. Bus service will be provided south to San Diego, serving all missed stops.

On April 10 and 11, Train 796 will terminate at Los Angeles with bus service to all missed stops.

Trains 580, 768, 774, 1564 and 1584 will operate normally to Irvine, where bus service will be provided between Irvine and 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 being provided between San Diego and Irvine.

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 can take the trolley to Downtown San Diego to board buses to Irvine.

On April 12, Trains 564, 580, 768, 774 and 796 will terminate at Solana Beach. Bus service will be provided from Oceanside to San Diego.

Trains 579, 593, 763, 767, 777 and 785 will originate at Solana Beach with connecting bus service will be provided from San Diego to Oceanside.

Buses will not pick up at Old Town San Diego. Passengers can take the trolley to Downtown San Diego to board buses to Oceanside.

Likewise, buses will not stop at Old Town. Old Town passengers may use the trolley to connect with the Oceanside buses at San Diego. However, Bus 3286 will stop at Old Town.

Alternate bus service will not serve San Juan Capistrano or San Clemente Pier with the exception of Bus 3596 that will stop at San Juan Capistrano.

Service Facility to Aid Pacific Surfliner Expansion

March 13, 2021

A new service facility has been proposed for the route used by Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliners.

The Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency said the facility would enable expansion of service.

The new yard would be constructed on 8.3 acres of mostly vacant Union Pacific property in San Luis Obispo, California, and provide maintenance and storage for equipment used by Pacific Surfliner trains.

Officials said the facility will enable expansion by allowing additional trains to lay over at night.

That could mean a second southbound morning departure.

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission was to discuss the project this week and allow for public comment.

However, that agency has no regulatory authority over the project because it is being undertaken by a state agency.

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.

Funding Identified for Del Mar Bluffs Project

January 16, 2021

Funding has been identified for a project to stabilize the Del Mar Bluffs in California on the route of Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliners.

The Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo San Diego Regional Rail Corridor Working Group said this week it has found possible sources of the $98.7 million needed to pay for the project along a 1.7-mile section of track alongside the Pacific Ocean.

The funding would include $36.2 million from the California Transportation Commission’s Trade Corridor Enhancement Program; $11.5 million from the Federal Railroad Administration; $9.5 million would come from the North County Transit District; $4.9 million from the California State Transportation Agency’s Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program; and $3.1 million from the California Natural Resource Agency. 

The San Diego Association of Governments would contribute $10 million and another $13.5 million would come from grants and project savings

A California State Transportation Agency report said LOSSAN has been seeking to stabilize the bluffs for the next 30 years by making them more resilient to rising sea levels.

The bluffs are eroding at an average of 6 inches a year. The center of the track in this section of railway is within 15 feet of the cliffside at the nearest point.

Also using the route are Metrolink and Coaster commuter trains as well as freight trains serving the Port of San Diego. 

Track Work to Disrupt Pacific Surfliners

July 9, 2020

Track work to be performed in San Diego County will affect Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner service on July 10, 11 and 12.

On July 10, Train 796 will terminate at Los Angeles with bus service being provided south from Los Angeles to San Diego to all missed stops.

On July 11 and 12, Train 796 will terminate at Los Angeles and bus service will be provided for all missed stops.

Trains 580, 768, 774, 1564 and 1584 will operate normally to Irvine, where bus service will be provided between Irvine and 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. Bus service will be provided between San Diego and Irvine to connect with the trains listed above.

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 can take the trolley to Downtown San Diego to board buses to Irvine.

Commuter agency Metrolink will honor Amtrak tickets between Irvine and Los Angeles.

There will be no checked baggage or express service south of Santa Ana during the period.

Alternate bus service will not serve San Juan Capistrano or San Clemente Pier.

Some Pacific Surfliner Service to Undergo One Day Schedule Change to BNSF Freight Move

May 22, 2020

Amtrak said that a specialized equipment move by freight carrier BNSF will result in a one day schedule change for some Pacific Surfliner service.

On May 24, Train 785 will be canceled. Train 796, which normally operates between Goleta and San Diego, will terminate at Los Angeles.

Thruway Bus 3596 will provide alternate transportation between Los Angeles and San Diego, serving all intermediate stops.

Other schedule changes that day include Thruway Bus 4591 departing Los Angeles at 9:55 p.m., 2 hours and 25 minutes later than normal to connect to Train 593, operating later at all stations from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara.

Bus 5885 will connect to earlier Train 579 at Los Angeles. Bust 5710 will not stop at San Pedro or Long Beach.

Pacific Surfliner Service Disrupted This Weekend

April 15, 2020

Pacific Surfliner Service will be disrupted this weekend due to track work being performed on the route in San Diego County.

On April 17 Train 796 will terminate at Los Angeles with bus service provided to San Diego at all missed stops.

On April 18 and 19 Train 796 will terminate at Los Angeles and bus service will be provided for all missed stops.

Also on those dates Trains 580, 768, 774, 1564 and 1584 will operate normally to Irvine, where bus service will be provided between Irvine and 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. Bus service will be provided between San Diego and Irvine to connect with the trains listed above.

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

In a service advisory, Amtrak said buses will not pick up at Old Town San Diego. Passengers can take the trolley to Downtown San Diego to board buses to Irvine.

Commuter railroad Metrolink will honor Amtrak tickets between Irvine and Los Angeles.

There will be no checked baggage or express service south of Santa Ana on the affected dates and alternate bus service will not serve San Juan Capistrano or San Clemente Pier.

The Irvine Station will be open on April 18 and 19. Visit PacificSurfliner.com/Advisory for more details.

 

Track Work to Affect Pacific Surfliner Service

December 28, 2019

Track work being performed by North County Transit District will affect Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner service between Jan. 11 and Feb. 2, 2020

On Jan. 10 and 31, Train 590 will be canceled and passengers directed to make reservations aboard other Amtrak trains.

Bus service will be provided from Los Angeles to San Diego, making stops at Oceanside, Solana Beach, Old Town San Diego and San Diego Downtown. No alternate transportation will be provided to Fullerton, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine and San Juan Capistrano.

On Jan. 11-12 and February 1-2, Trains 562, 578, 583, 1565, 1566, 1569, 1572, 1573, 1590 and 1591 will be canceled and passengers directed to make reservations aboard other Amtrak trains.

Train 782 will terminate at Los Angeles. No alternate transportation will be provided between Los Angeles and San Diego.

Train 796 will terminate at Los Angeles and bus service will be provided for all missed stops.

Trains 580, 768, 774, 792, 1564 and 1584 will operate normally to Irvine, where bus service will be provided from Irvine to San Diego.

Express buses will run from Irvine to San Juan Capistrano, Oceanside, Solana Beach, Old Town San Diego and downtown San Diego only.

Trains 579, 593, 595, 763, 777, 785, 1761 and 1767 will originate in Irvine with bus service being provided from San Diego to Irvine to connect with the trains listed above, with the exception of Train 1761.

Buses will depart downtown San Diego, Solana Beach, Oceanside and San Juan Capistrano 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 can take the trolley to downtown San Diego to board buses to Irvine.

Bus service will not be provided to connect with Train 1761. Metrolink will honor Amtrak tickets between San Juan Capistrano and Los Angeles.

There will be no checked baggage or express service south of Santa Ana on the dates shown above. Alternate bus service will not serve San Clemente Pier.

13th Pacific Surfliner Roundtrip to Start

October 13, 2019

A 13th round trip of Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner between San Diego and Los Angeles will commence on Oct. 14.

New train No. 578 is scheduled to leave Los Angeles at 1:15 p.m. and arrive in San Diego at 4:12 p.m.

Existing train train No. 591 will be renumbered to 593 and new Train 591 depart San Diego at 5:25 p.m. while being scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles at 8:34 p.m.

Amtrak said the new trains fill gaps of about three hours in the existing schedule.

Minor changes are being made to the schedules of other Surfliner trains.

The busiest state-supported corridor service in the Amtrak network, the Pacific Surfliners carried 3 million passengers in 2018.

Some trains operate north of Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo, California.

New Siding to Cut Pacific Surfliner Delays

March 30, 2019

Construction of a passing siding is expected to reduce delays for Amtrak trains on Los Angles-San Diego route.

The $34 million project is being overseen by the Orange County Transportation Authority and involves a 1.8-mile siding from the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink station to San Juan Capistrano.

The route is used by 60 Metrolink and Amtrak trains and will eliminate a practice whereby one train has to stop and wait for an opposing train near the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo station.

A study conducted by OCTA found that southbound trains sometimes must wait up to five minutes for northbound train to clear.

Construction is expected to be completed by early 2021.

The work is not expected to significantly affect rail travel although officials said there may be intermittent service disruptions on weekends.

Most of the cost of the project is being provided by state and federal funding.

Once the project is completed, the Los Angeles-San Diego corridor will still have single track between San Juan Capistrano and the San Diego County line.