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San Diego Coaster, Amtrak service to shut down for two weekends

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Posted at 2:17 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 17:17:20-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Coaster service through San Diego County will be unavailable for two weekends this month.

To give crews time to complete infrastructure improvements along the rail corridor, North County Transit District announced Coaster service from Oct. 19-20 and 26-27 would be shut down.

On Fridays before the closures, southbound Amtrak R2R trains A792 and A796 will make their trips to Santa Fe Depot, but Amtrak train A590 will stop at Oceanside Transit Center.

During the service shut down, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner and Metrolink will not provide service to Oceanside Transit Center. Trips on connecting buses will need an Amtrak reservation. Amtrak bus services will also need an Amtrak reservation. Rail 2 Rail passes are not eligible.

Bus service connecting Coaster stations will not be available, but some passengers may have BREEZE Route 101 or MTS connections available.

While no passenger rail service will operate on the corridor during these times, other vehicles and equipment will be in use. Pedestrians and drivers should still look out for equipment in the area.

Service will resume on the Mondays after the closures but may experience delays up to 15 minutes.