Tracks close from Oceanside to San Diego
COAST CITIES — There will be a temporary, complete rail closure Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 along the Coastal rail corridor from Oceanside to San Diego. The service disruption is brought about by continued construction by the San Diego Association of Governments on the Sorrento Valley Double Track project. This project is expected to be complete in 2015. For more information about this project, visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/SVDT. During the closure, no Coaster service will be provided and 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 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 Oct. 25, to accommodate heavier passenger loads.
The rail will reopen for regularly scheduled Coaster and all other rail service in time for the morning commute Oct. 27. For additional rider information, call NCTD Customer Service at (760) 966-6500. Amtrak rider information is available at Amtrak.com.
Jean Gillette is the Community News editor for The Coast News Group. As a journalist, she primarily worked in San Clemente and Los Angeles. She has been with the Coast News for 20 years and lives in La Costa.