Weekend rail closures from Oceanside to San Diego

Posted at 7:41 AM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 10:56:06-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Rail improvements will lead to a weekend-long closure of train service between San Diego and Oceanside.

Two full rail closures will occur from Oceanside to San Diego from 12 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday. The closures will again take effect next weekend.

The rail closures will impact the North County Transit District, Metrolink, Amtrak and freight carrier BNSF. Those services operate on the San Diego segment of the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) coastal rail corridor.

As part of the rail work, SANDAG said crews will “test signal equipment and complete several improvements to rail projects that will double track rail service where there is currently one track.”

The work is in preparation for the installation of an extra set of tracks for the Mid-Coast Trolley, SANDAG said.

During the two-weekend project, work will be conducted in Carlsbad (Poinsettia Station), Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Mission Valley (San Diego River Bridge) and Old Town.

The North County Transit District and Metropolitan Transit System will work on at-grade crossings at the Old Town Transit Center this weekend.

Because of the work at the Old Town Transit Center, a section of Taylor Street -- between Pacific Highway and Congress Street -- will be shut down from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.