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COASTER Additions, Amtrak Blackout Dates For Breeder’s Cup Festival


Del Mar, CA—The North County Transit District is saddling up for the Breeder’s Cup Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. During this event, passengers should be aware of the following adjustments to the COASTER schedule.

On Saturday, November 4 only, additional COASTER service will be available as follows:



  • Oceanside 12:20 p.m.
  • Carlsbad 12:25 p.m.
  • Poinsettia 12:30 p.m.
  • Encinitas 12:37 p.m.
  • Solana Beach 12:43 p.m.
  • Sorrento Valley 12:52 p.m.
  • Old Town 1:15 p.m.
  • San Diego (Santa Fe Depot) 1:23 p.m.


  • Oceanside 6:42 p.m.
  • Carlsbad 6:48 p.m.
  • Poinsettia 6:53 p.m.
  • Encinitas 6:59 p.m.
  • Solana Beach 7:05 p.m.
  • Sorrento Valley 7:15 p.m.
  • Old Town 7:42 p.m.
  • San Diego (Santa Fe Depot) 7:50 p.m.




  • San Diego (Santa Fe Depot) 5:38 p.m.
  • Old Town 5:46 p.m.
  • Sorrento Valley 6:08 p.m.
  • Solana Beach 6:20 pm.
  • Encinitas 6:26 p.m.
  • Poinsettia 6:32 p.m.
  • Carlsbad 6:38 p.m.
  • Oceanside 6:45 p.m.

On Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4, 2017, no Amtrak Rail 2 Rail service will be available. During these two days, COASTER tickets/passes will not be accepted on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains. Additionally, the Pony Express combo ticket will not be offered on these days, and separate admittance must be purchased in addition to COASTER fare to access the event.

Passengers are urged to plan ahead. For trip planning assistance, they can contact Customer Service at 760-966-6500.