Oceanside Transit Center upgraded for Coaster, Amtrak, Metrolink passengers

Posted at 4:44 PM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-20 19:44:47-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The Oceanside Transit Center has $28 million in improvements in time for the holiday travel season.

Passengers can now board the Coaster, Metrolink and Amtrak Pacific Surfline at the same time, reducing train idling outside the station. Freight trains will also be able to move through the station while passengers are boarding.

Travelers can also enjoy new seating, shelters, lighting, and electronic signs displaying real-time arrivals and departures.

“Our transit center is one of the busiest in the state serving more than 220 trains and buses a day,” Oceanside Deputy Mayor Chuck Lowery said. “We are reducing travel times by improving system reliability and the efficiency of freight movement, which in turn reduces car and truck traffic on Interstate 5. This is a step in the right direction for each one of us: cleaner air, less traffic and more travel options.”   

 The Oceanside Transit Center is one of the busiest in San Diego County. It serves 1.2 million travelers per year.