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The following are scheduled service alerts, detours and closures for all of NCTD’s transit systems.

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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.

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.

  • October 2-3
  • October 16-17
2022 Scheduled Closures

The following are the currently scheduled weekend dates for 2022 rail closures.
Dates are tentative and may change at any time due to weather constraints or construction needs.

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.

  • January 8-9
  • January 22-23
  • March 12-13
  • March 19-20
  • October 1-2
  • October 15-16

On Sunday, July 25th, 2021, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Carlsbad Village Street Faire. Following detours will be in effect from 4:00 AM to 8:00 PM

101 Southbound from Carlsbad Blvd
L- Christiansen Way
L- Washington to bus stall
Continue run…

101 Northbound from Carlsbad Blvd
R- Christian Way
L- Washington to bus stall
Continue run…

315 Southbound from Plaza Camino Real
L- Monroe St.
R- Carlsbad Village Dr.
R- Int-5 North
Exit Vista Way Westbound
L- Coast Hwy
L- Christiansen
…to layover stall Carlsbad Village Station

315 Northbound from Carlsbad Village Station
L- Beech Ave
R- Carlsbad Blvd
R- Vista Way
R- Int-5 South
Exit Carlsbad Village Dr
L- Carlsbad Village Dr
L- Monroe St.
Continue run…

Due to construction on El Camino Real by Vista Oceana and Vista Rey, the following detour will be in effect until further notice. Detour hours will be between 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Temporary bus stop will be placed at El Camino Real & Vista Oceana

309 Southbound from El Camino Real
Continue south on El Camino Real
Do not enter Vista Rey
Service temporary bus stop at nearside Vista Oceana on El Camino Real
Continue Route…

Due to construction on Revelle College Dr, the following detour will be observed effective immediately through July 2, 2021.

101 Southbound from N. Torrey Pines Dr
Continue on N. Torrey Pines Dr / La Jolla Village Dr
Pass La Jolla Scenic Dr
R- Gilman Dr. Exit
L- Gilman Dr.
Continue run…..

101 Northbound from Gilman Dr
Continue on Gilman Dr
R- La Jolla Village Dr West Onramp
Continue run…

Due to construction at the intersection of El Camino Real and College Blvd., the following detour will be in place for the SOUTHBOUND 309 from April 27, 2021 through end of July 2021 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday:

Continue on El Camino Real
Right on Salk Avenue (The first right after College Blvd.)
Left College Blvd.
Continue run…

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

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 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 are back in service:

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 12:40 p.m. serving the following timepoints:
    • Del Lago Academy at 12:40 p.m.
    • Valley Pkwy and Ave. del Diablo at 12:42 p.m.
    • Escondido Transit Center at 12:52 p.m.

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

  • BREEZE Route 311 will depart San Luis Rey Transit Center at 7:31 a.m. serving the following stops:
    • San Luis Rey Transit Center at 7:31 a.m.
    • Douglas Dr and Vandegrift Blvd at 7:34 a.m.
    • Douglas Dr and N. River Rd at 7:42 a.m.
    • El Camino Real and Mission Ave at 7:54 a.m.
    • Via Rancho and El Camino (El Camino High School) at 8:07 a.m.
    • Ivey Ranch Rd and Justina Dr (MLK Middle School) at 8:10 a.m.

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

  • BREEZE Route 311 will depart Rancho Del Oro Station at 11:55 a.m. serving the following stops:
    • Rancho Del Oro Station at 11:55 a.m.
    • Ivey Ranch Rd and Justina Dr (MLK Middle School) at 12:10 p.m.
    • Rancho Del Oro and Via Rancho (El Camino High School) at 12:12 p.m.
    • El Camino Real and Mission Ave. at 12:23 p.m.
    • Douglas Dr. and N. River Rd. at 12:37 p.m.
    • Vandegrift Blvd. and Douglas Dr. at 12:45 p.m.
    • San Luis Rey Transit Center at 12:53 p.m.

Route 313 – Servicing El Camino High School: Westbound Monday-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 Monday-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.

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

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.

View NCTD’s service management philosophy and processes:

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