Coastal Rail Closure Cancelled This Weekend; COASTER to Operate

Coaster at Del Mar

Oceanside, CA—Due to adverse weather conditions, the January 21-22 weekend coastal rail closure has been cancelled. COASTER and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service will operate as usual this Saturday and Sunday along the corridor.

Today, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) cancelled track improvements this weekend due to the risk of high winds and rain. Track improvements along the coastal corridor on January 28-29 are still scheduled to occur. No COASTER service will be available that weekend.

Track closures are planned far in advance and are subject to change due to various factors, including inclement weather. In addition to January’s closures, five additional weekend closures are currently planned throughout 2017.

Each weekend closure allows North County Transit District, SANDAG, and other entities the ability to work along the railroad right-of-way where frequent train traffic would not make it otherwise feasible. While these necessary closures impact customers, their long-term benefits will improve the efficiencies and overall quality of the coastal corridor.