Amtrak and Metrolink maintenance work north of Oceanside will delay weekend trains until May

Special report from Ed von Nordeck

Starting April 12, each Saturday and Sunday through May 4, Bridge work, north of Oceanside, along with replacement of street crossings will see cut back of Amtrak and Metrolink service.

Metrolink will operate between Laguna Niguel and Los Angeles. Bus service provided for points south of Laguna Niguel.

Amtrak will operate a reduced schedule Irvine north. Buses provided for points south of Irvine.
Also on Friday evening trains 595 and 796, will be buses all the way between San Diego and Los Angeles.

Hopefully if work gets done earlier then May 4, full weekend service can resume earlier.

Info at present is that Coaster will operate normal Oceanside-San Diego.

Effective March 28, coaster has a new schedule, adding two round trips Friday Evenings and one round trip on Saturday evenings, plus a Sunday train for Padre Games.

Compiled from Coaster/Metrolink web site and Amtrak operations.

Ed Von Nordeck
reprinted with permission

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