The Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency (LOSSAN), which manages Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® service, will restore partial train service between San Diego and Los Angeles. Trains will resume operation between Oceanside and Irvine on Saturdays and Sundays beginning February 4.
Passenger rail service was suspended between Irvine and Oceanside on September 30, 2022, out of an abundance of caution after officials noted movement of the tracks and the adjacent hillside.
During the track closures, Pacific Surfliner has operated shuttle buses between the Irvine and Oceanside stations to maintain vital connections between Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. Limited train service to San Juan Capistrano was restored on October 31, 2022.
The emergency construction work, which is being led by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), successfully halted hillside movement and stabilized tracks in south San Clemente, clearing the way for them to resume. some rail services. To ensure the safety of the workers and the most efficient completion of the project, the rail service will operate only on weekends. Construction will continue Monday through Friday until the project is complete, which is estimated to be at the end of March.
“The safety of our passengers and crew is our top priority, and I want to thank our customers for their patience during this extended runway closure,” said Jason Jewell, LOSSAN Agency CEO. “We are excited to resume weekend Pacific Surfliner train service between Los Angeles and San Diego.”
On weekends, beginning February 4, limited rail service between Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties will be restored without the need for a bus connection. These trains include:
- Southbound trains 562, 564, 770, 774, 580, 784 and 588
- Northbound Trains 765, 567, 777, 581, 785, 591 and 595
As a result of recent storms, roads are closed north of Goleta for repairs and construction, and freeway bus service provides connections to San Luis Obispo and the Bay Area. Train service is expected to be fully restored north of Los Angeles the week of February 13.
The schedule that has been in effect since October 31, 2022, will remain in effect Monday through Friday. Service is expected to fully resume at the end of March.
Up-to-date schedules and passenger information are available on the Pacific Surfliner website (PacificSurfliner.com/advisory) and on Twitter (@PacSurfliners).