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COASTER: As of Monday, 3/23, all weekend trains and some weekday trains suspended 

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the North County Transit District (NCTD) is experiencing significant declines in ridership and has determined that temporary service reductions will be implemented for COASTER commuter trains. The following temporary service reductions will be in effect beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 and will remain in place until further notice.

Weekend COASTER Service:
All weekend COASTER service will be suspended. Service will not run between Oceanside and Santa Fe Depot on Saturdays or Sundays beginning on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Weekday COASTER Service:
Beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020, the temporary schedule for weekday (Monday-Friday) service will only include the “active” trains below. “Suspended” trains will not operate.

Southbound

COASTER No. Oceanside Departure Time Active/Suspended
630 5:03 a.m. Active
634 6:02 a.m. Suspended
636 6:33 a.m. Active
638 7:15 a.m. Suspended
640 7:40 a.m. Active
644 9:37 a.m. Suspended
648 11:08 a.m. Suspended
654 2:42 p.m. Active
656 3:32 p.m. Active
660 5:11 p.m. Suspended
662 5:41 p.m. Active

Northbound

COASTER No. Santa Fe Depot Departure Time Active/Suspended
631 6:15 a.m. Active
635 7:39 a.m. Active
(may run up to 5 minutes late)
639 9:18 a.m. Active
645 12:49 p.m. Suspended
651 1:56 p.m. Suspended
653 3:36 p.m. Suspended
655 4:21 p.m. Active
657 4:53 p.m. Active
661 5:38 p.m. Suspended
663 6:26 p.m. Suspended
665 7:13 p.m. Active

In addition to the COASTER trips which will remain active, riders with a valid COASTER Regional day or monthly pass will still be able to ride the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner. Amtrak will also be implementing service reductions. Riders may visit PacificSurfliner.com or call 800-872-7245 for the latest information regarding Amtrak travel advisories.

No other service changes or reductions are planned at this time.

For more information on proposed 2021-2022 weekend closures:
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2021 Scheduled Closures
The following are the currently scheduled weekend dates for 2021 rail closures.
Dates are tentative and may change at any time due to weather constraints or construction needs.
2021

Complete Rail Closures

An Absolute Work Window (AWW) or coastal rail closure means there will be no COASTER or Amtrak service between Oceanside Transit Center and Santa Fe Depot. Please plan ahead to take other forms of transportation during this service interruption. There will be no replacement bus service connecting COASTER station stops. Alternatives for passengers who normally use the COASTER include BREEZE bus Route 101 or MTS connections.

Dates for rail corridor closures are chosen in order to reduce operational and community impacts. The work being done is necessary in order to improve California’s infrastructure. The rail will re-open for regularly scheduled COASTER and all other rail service in time for the morning commute on Monday. Please note that trains may be delayed up to fifteen minutes on this day.

  • April 10-11
  • October 2-3
  • October 16-17

Partial Rail Closures

In addition to the extended rail closures, there will be three partial rail closures between the Solana Beach Station and Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego to accommodate additional emergency bluff repairs. For bus bridge info, see our news release.

  • April 12
  • April 17-20
  • April 24-26
  • May 1-3

 

Due to construction on Genesee Avenue, the following detour will be in place Wednesday, April 21, 8 p.m. through Thursday, April 22, 5 p.m.

101 Southbound from La Jolla Village Drive
Right on Regents Road
Left on Nobel Drive
Right into University Town Center

101 Northbound
Left on Genesee Avenue
Right on Nobel Drive
Right on Regents Road
Left on La Jolla Village Drive
Left on Lebon Drive and continue regular route

The City of Escondido will be doing road work on Bear Valley Pkwy. The work is scheduled for April 19, 2021 through April 23, 2021 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM. During this time, the following detours will be observed:

Southbound from Sunset Drive
R- Royal Crest Dr
R- Bear Valley Pkwy

Northbound from Bear Valley Pkwy
L- Royal Crest Dr
L- Sunset Dr

The BREEZE stop at Valley Center Rd. and Irish Oaks Rd. for route 388 will be closed on Friday 4/09 and Monday 4/12 – Friday 4/16 due to construction. Please use the stop at Valley Center Rd. and Rock Hill Ranch Rd. instead.

BREEZE Route 305 eastbound will use the following detour from 7a.m. to 3 p.m., until further notice:

305 EASTBOUND from Vista Transit Center
Left on Vista Village Drive
Right on Civic Center Drive
Left on South Santa Fe Avenue
Continue run…

Due to construction at the Camp Del Mar Bus stop, both FLEX 392 & 395 will be on detour starting on Friday, April 9, 2021 until further notice.

Northbound from Santa Fe Ave

R- B. St.
R- 1st right Harbor Rd
L – A. St.

Northbound & Southbound from A. St.

L- 11th St
L- B Street
Drop off and pick up at Temporary Bus Stop
Continue route Northbound or Southbound

The City of Oceanside, along w/ Granite Construction, will be conducting road construction (installation of water lines) on the Southbound side of Douglas Drive past N. River Road to Pala Rd. Work is expected to be completed by March 31st, 2021. During the work period, the bus stop on the Southbound side of Douglas Drive & N. River Road (in front of CVS) will be temporarily closed between the hours of 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday.

The North County Transit District (NCTD) runs “school tripper” BREEZE bus service to schools that are operating in-person during the regular school year. They are put in place in lieu of school bus service to act as a means of transportation for school age riders to get to and from elementary, middle, and high schools along the route.

In an effort to reduce the necessary bus trips along certain routes, these school tripper runs will only run to schools that resume regular in-person activity. See below for updates to the BREEZE school tripper routes.

School tripper routes that remain halted:

Route 303 – Servicing Oceanside High School

  • Westbound Monday-Friday 6:38 a.m. & 6:16 a.m.
  • Eastbound Monday-Friday 2:32 p.m. + Wednesday 2:02 p.m.

School tripper routes that are back in service:

Route 305 – Servicing Mission Hills High School: Eastbound Tuesday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 305 will depart Palomar College Transit Center at 7:56 a.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Palomar College Transit Center at 7:56 a.m.
    • Mission Rd. and San Marcos Blvd. at 8:03 a.m.
    • Mission Rd. and Nordahl Rd. at 8:13 a.m.
    • Escondido Transit Center at 8:24 a.m.

Route 305 – Servicing Mission Hills High School: Westbound Tuesday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 305 will depart Mission Rd. and Nordahl Rd. at 3:46 p.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Mission Rd. and Nordahl Rd. at 3:46 p.m.
    • Mission Rd. and San Marcos Blvd. at 3:58 p.m.
    • Palomar College Transit Center at 4:07 p.m.
    • Buena Creek Station at 4:24 p.m.
    • S. Santa Fe and Civic Center Dr. at 4:31 p. m.
    • Vista Transit Center at 4:41 p.m.

Route 305 – Servicing San Marcos Middle School: Eastbound Tuesday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 305 will depart Palomar College Transit Center at 7:32 a.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Palomar College Transit Center at 7:32 a.m.
    • Mission Rd. and San Marcos Blvd. at 7:40 a.m.
    • Mission Rd. and Nordahl Rd. at 7:52 a.m.
    • Escondido Transit Center at 8:04 a.m.

Route 305 – Servicing San Marcos Middle School: Westbound Tuesday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 305 will depart Mission Rd. and Nordahl Rd. at 1:40 p.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Mission Rd. and Nordahl Rd. at 1:40 p.m.
    • Mission Rd. and San Marcos Blvd. at 1:48 p.m.
    • Palomar College Transit Center at 1:57 p.m.
    • Buena Creek Station at 2:11 p.m.
    • S. Santa Fe and Civic Center Dr. at 2:18 p. m.
    • Vista Transit Center at 2:31 p.m.

Route 308 – Servicing Del Lago Academy: Westbound Monday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 308 will depart Escondido Transit Center at 8:04 a.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Escondido Transit Center at 8:04 a.m.
    • Valley Pkwy. and Ave. del Diablo at 8:09 a.m.
    • Del Lago Academy at 8:16 a.m.

Route 308 – Servicing Del Lago Academy: Eastbound Monday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 308 will depart Del Lago Academy at 3:50 p.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Del Lago Academy at 3:50 p.m.
    • Valley Pkwy and Ave. del Diablo at 3:52 p.m.
    • Escondido Transit Center at 4:04 p.m.

Route 309 – Servicing Sage Creek High School: Northbound Monday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 309 will depart El Camino Real and Olivenhain Rd. at 7:16 a.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • El Camino Real and Olivenhain Rd. at 7:16 a.m.
    • El Camino Real and Gateway Rd. at 7:28 a.m.
    • College Blvd. and Cannon Rd. (Sage Creek High School) at 7:43 a.m.

Route 309 – Servicing Sage Creek High School: Southbound Monday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 309 will depart Cannon Rd. and College Blvd. (Sage Creek High School) at 12:55 p.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Cannon Rd. and College Blvd. (Sage Creek High School) at 12:55 p.m.
    • El Camino Real and Gateway Rd. at 1:03 p.m.
    • El Camino Real and Leucadia Blvd. at 1:17 p.m.
    • Encinitas Station at 1:35 p.m.

Route 311 – Servicing MLK Middle School & El Camino High School Southbound Tuesday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 311 will depart San Luis Rey Transit Center at 7:01 a.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • San Luis Rey Transit Center at 7:01 a.m.
    • Douglas Dr. and Vandegrift Blvd at 7:04 a.m.
    • Douglas Dr. and N. River Rd. at 7:12 a.m.
    • El Camino Real and Mission Ave. at 7:24 a.m.
    • Via Rancho and El Camino (El Camino High School) at 7:37 a.m.
    • Rancho Del Oro Station at 7:48 a.m.

Route 311 – Servicing MLK Middle School & El Camino High School Northbound Tuesday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 311 will depart Rancho Del Oro Station at 12:15 p.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Rancho Del Oro Station at 12:15 p.m.
    • Rancho Del Oro and Via Rancho (El Camino High School) at 12:32 p.m.
    • El Camino Real and Mission Ave. at 12:43 p.m.
    • Douglas Dr. and N. River Rd. at 12:57 p.m.
    • Vandegrift Blvd. and Douglas Dr. at 1:05 p.m.
    • San Luis Rey Transit Center at 1:13 p.m.

Route 311 – Servicing MLK Middle School & El Camino High School Northbound Tuesday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 311 will depart Rancho Del Oro Station at 12:24 p.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Rancho Del Oro Station at 12:24 p.m.
    • Rancho Del Oro and Via Rancho (El Camino High School) at 12:42 p.m.
    • El Camino Real and Mission Ave. at 12:53 p.m.
    • Douglas Dr. and N. River Rd. at 1:07 p.m.
    • Vandegrift Blvd. and Douglas Dr. at 1:15 p.m.
    • San Luis Rey Transit Center at 1:23 p.m.

Route 313 – Servicing El Camino High School: Westbound Tuesday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 313 will depart San Luis Rey Transit Center at 7:25 a.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • San Luis Rey Transit Center at 7:25 a.m.
    • Rancho Del Oro and Oregano Way (El Camino High School) at 7:40 a.m.

Route 313 – Servicing El Camino High School: Eastbound Tuesday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 313 will depart Rancho Del Oro and Oregano Way (El Camino High School) at 12:42 p.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Rancho Del Oro and Oregano Way (El Camino High School) at 12:42 p.m.
    • San Luis Rey Transit Center at 1:08 p.m.

Route 323 – Servicing Sage Creek High School and Carlsbad High School: Westbound Monday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 323 will depart Oceanside Blvd. and Avenida Del Oro at 6:41 a.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Oceanside Blvd. and Avenida Del Oro at 6:41 a.m.
    • Emerald Dr. and West Dr. at 6:47 a.m.
    • Carlsbad Village Dr. and Santa Clara Way at 7:01 a.m.
    • Plaza Camino Real Transit Center at 7:16 a.m.
    • Monroe St. and Chestnut Ave. (Carlsbad High School) at 7:28 a.m.
    • College Blvd. and Cannon Rd. (Sage Creek High School) at 7:39 a.m.

Route 323 – Servicing Sage Creek High School and Carlsbad High School: Eastbound Monday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 323 will depart Cannon Rd. and College Blvd. (Sage Creek High School) at 12:55 p.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • College Blvd. and Cannon Rd. (Sage Creek High School) at 12:55 p.m.
    • Monroe St. and Chestnut Ave. (Carlsbad High School) at 1:04 p.m.
    • Plaza Camino Real Transit Center at 1:12 p.m.
    • Carlsbad Village Dr. and Santa Clara Way at 1:19 p.m.
    • Emerald Dr. and West Dr. at 1:39 p.m.
    • Oceanside Blvd. and Avenida Del Oro at 1:48 p.m.
    • V.A. Oceanside Clinic at 1:51 p.m.
    • Oceanside Blvd. and Avenida Del Oro at 2:01 p.m.

Route 350 – Servicing Bear Valley Middle School Southbound Monday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 350 will depart Escondido Transit Center at 6:53 a.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Escondido Transit Center at 6:53 a.m.
    • Escondido Blvd. and Felicita Ave at 7:04 a.m.
    • Bear Valley Pkwy. and Kit Carson Park at 7:14 a.m.
    • Del Lago Transit Station at 7:21 a.m.

Route 350 – Servicing Bear Valley Middle School Northbound Tuesday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 350 will depart Del Lago Transit Station at 2:58 p.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Del Lago Transit Station at 2:58 p.m.
    • Bear Valley Pkwy. and Mary Ln. at 3:06 p.m.
    • Escondido Blvd. and Felicita Ave. at 3:17 p.m.
    • Escondido Transit Center at 3:37 p.m.

Route 350 – Servicing Bear Valley Middle School Northbound Tuesday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 350 will depart Del Lago Transit Station at 2:53 p.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Del Lago Transit Station at 2:53 p.m.
    • Bear Valley Pkwy. and Mary Ln. at 3:01 p.m.
    • Escondido Blvd. and Felicita Ave at 3:12 p.m.
    • Escondido Transit Center at 3:32 p.m.

Route 350 – Servicing San Pasqual High School Northbound Tuesday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 350 will depart Del Lago Transit Station at 3:17 p.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Del Lago Transit Station at 3:17 p.m.
    • Bear Valley Pkwy. and Mary Ln. at 3:24 p.m.
    • Escondido Blvd. and Felicita Ave at 3:33 p.m.
    • Escondido Transit Center at 3:56 p.m.

Route 354 – Servicing Orange Glen High School Eastbound Tuesday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 354 will depart Escondido Transit Center at 7:34 a.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Escondido Transit Center at 7:34 a.m.
    • Mission Ave. and Fig St. at 7:42 a.m.
    • Washington Ave. and Midway Dr. at 7:53 a.m.
    • Orange Glen High School at 8:00 a.m.

Route 354 – Servicing Orange Glen High School Westbound Tuesday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 354 will depart Orange Glen High School at 3:25 p.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Orange Glen High School at 3:25 p.m.
    • Midway Dr. and Washington Ave. at 3:34 p.m.
    • Mission Ave. and Fig St. at 3:44 p.m.
    • Escondido Transit Center at 3:56 p.m.

Route 445 – Servicing San Marcos High School Westbound Tuesday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 445 will depart Palomar College Transit Center at 8:01 a.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Palomar College Transit Center at 8:01 a.m.
    • San Marcos Blvd. & Rancho Santa Fe (San Marcos High School) at 8:15 a.m.

Route 445 – Servicing San Marcos High School Eastbound Tuesday-Friday

  • BREEZE Route 445 will depart San Marcos Blvd. and Rancho Santa Fe (San Marcos High School) at 3:50 p.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • San Marcos Blvd. & Rancho Santa Fe (San Marcos High School) at 3:50 p.m.
    • Palomar College Transit Center at 4:02 p.m.

No other service changes or reductions are in place at this time.

The City of Escondido will start Street Dining today Friday, July 10, 2020 and will continue until further notice. The following detours will be in effect:

351 Eastbound from Second Ave & Centre City Pkwy
Continue on Second Ave to Grand Ave
Continue Run…

352 Westbound from Grand Ave
R – Ivy
L – Valley Parkway
Continue Run…

This detour is anticipated to be in effect from 6/30/2020 to 6/30/2021.

S. Bent Ave will be closed for bridge construction.  A Temporary Bus Stop will be established on the northeast corner of Rush Dr. and Craven Rd. to service Kaiser Permanente for the duration of the construction.

Eastbound 347 from San Marcos Blvd & Via Vera Cruz

R – Twin Oaks Valley Rd
R – Discovery St (turns into Rush Dr)
L – Craven Rd
Continue Run…

Westbound 347 from Craven Rd & Rush Dr

R – Rush Dr (turns into Discovery St)
L – Twin Oaks Valley Rd
L – San Marcos Blvd
Continue Run…

On Monday, August 12, Palomar Health Medical Center will be starting new construction in the parking area where buses exit at the current stop. This exit will be closed through December 2020 (estimated completion time). During the construction, a new bus stop will be located next to the shuttle bus stop, near the main entrance of the facility.

Buses will be entering the property after turning onto Health Center Driveway North and will make the first immediate right turn and continue to the shuttle bus stop to load and unload passengers.

No service alerts at this time.

Due to road work on Wire Mountain Rd, the following detour will be in effect until further notice:

392 Northbound from Wire Mountain Rd
L- Laraway St
R- Comfort Way
L- Mercy Cir
R- Mercy Cir
L- Comfort Way
R- Vandegrift Blvd
Continue Run…

392 Southbound from Vandegrift Blvd
L- Comfort Way
R- Mercy Cir
L- Mercy Cir
R- Comfort Way
L- Vandegrift Blvd
R- Wire Mountain Rd
Continue Run…

Due to construction near the Camp Del Mar bus stop , the following detour will be observed effective August 18, 2020 until further notice:

Both Northbound & Southbound (starting)
L- B St.
R- 10th St.
R- A St.

Then…

392 Northbound continue normal routing

392 Southbound
R- 8th Street
L – B street
Continue run…

Holiday Transit Schedule

New Year’s Day: All services will offer a Sunday service schedule

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All services will offer a normal service schedule

Presidents’ Day: All services will offer a normal service schedule

Cesar Chavez Day: All services will offer a normal service schedule

Memorial Day: All services will offer a Saturday service schedule

Independence Day: All services will offer a Saturday service schedule

Labor Day: All services will offer a Saturday service schedule

Veterans Day: All services will offer a normal service schedule

Thanksgiving Day: All services will offer a Sunday service schedule

Day after Thanksgiving: All services will offer a normal service schedule

Christmas Eve: All services will offer a normal service schedule

Christmas Day: All services will offer a Sunday service schedule

New Year’s Eve: All services will offer a normal service schedule

Service Management

We work hard to provide efficient, effective, and timely services for our customers. Unfortunately, delays happen, and it can be a delicate balance of how we utilize our resources to get the schedule back on time and deliver our passengers where they need to go. When there are delays, we understand that you may feel like you are in
the dark, with little information and a lot of time spent waiting for something to happen. View NCTD’s service management philosophy and processes in this section to see what we’re doing to get your commute back on track.

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