Service Alerts

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

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For more information on proposed 2022-2023 weekend closures:
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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.

  • October 8-9
  • October 22-23
2023 Scheduled Closures

The following are the currently scheduled weekend dates for 2023 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 7-8
  • January 28-29
  • March 11-12
  • March 25-26
  • October 14-15
  • October 28-29

Both State St. & Grand Ave. in Carlsbad Village will be partially closed on Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 4:00 AM to approximately 7:00 PM. During this time the following detours will be in effect:

315 Northbound from Carlsbad Blvd, continue on Carlsbad Blvd
L- Carlsbad Village Dr
Continue run…

315 Southbound from Carlsbad Village Dr, continue on Carlsbad Village Dr
R- Carlsbad Blvd
R- Grand Ave
L- Washington St.
Complete Run…

Both State St. & Grand Ave. in Carlsbad Village will be partially closed on Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 4:00 AM to approximately 7:00 PM. During this time the following detours will be in effect:

325 Northbound from Carlsbad Blvd, continue Carlsbad Blvd
L- Carlsbad Village Dr.
R- Harding St
Continue run…

325 Southbound from Harding St
L- Carlsbad Village Dr.
R- Carlsbad Blvd
R- Grand Ave
L- Washington St
Complete Run…

The City of Carlsbad will be working on Magnolia Ave from June 13, 2022 through August 23, 2022. During this time, the following detour will be in effect:

325 Northbound from Highland Drive
R- Chestnut Ave
L- Monroe St
Continue run…

325 Southbound from Monroe St
R- Chestnut Ave
L- Highland Dr
Continue run…

The following stops will be temporarily out of service during the work window:
325 Southbound: Magnolia & Brady Cir (Jr. High) – Stop ID 20047
325 Northbound: Magnolia & Brady Cir – Stop ID 20589

Starting June 16, 2022, the City of Encinitas will be hosting Encinitas Cruise Nights. This event will happen the 3rd Thursday of each month from June to September from approximately 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. During this time the following detour will be in effect:

101 Southbound from Encinitas station
Continue on Vulcan / San Elijo
R- Chesterfield Dr
L- Coast Hwy
Continue Run…

101 Northbound from Coast Hwy
R- Chesterfield Dr
L- San Elijo Ave / Vulcan
L- E St.
R- Into lower transit station lower level
R- D St.
R- Vulcan Ave (Service Stop)
R- E St.
R- Into lower transit station lower level
R- D St.
L- Vulcan Ave
L- Encinitas Blvd
R- Coast Hwy
Continue run…

The upcoming Valley Center Western Days Parade will be taking place this Saturday, June 4, 2022. The following detour will be in effect that day starting at 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM, approximately.

388 Northbound from Valley Center Rd
R- Woods Valley Rd
Use temporary bus stop here
L- N. Lake Wohlford Rd
L- Nyemii Pass
Continue Run…
Use temporary bus stop before turning Rt onto Valley Center Rd just past the fire station

388 Southbound from Valley View Casino and Nyemii Pass
R- N. Lake Wohlford Rd
R – Woods Valley Rd
Use temporary bus stop before turning
L – Valley Center Rd
Continue normal routing…

Due to construction on Discovery St. and Rush Drive, the following detour will be in effect:

347 WB from Craven Drive
Right on Rush
Continue on Discovery
Left on Twin Oaks Valley Rd
Right onto WB 78 Freeway
Take San Marcos Blvd off-ramp
Left turn on San Marcos Blvd
Continue Run…

BREEZE SERVICE CHANGES

Due to a shortage of drivers, seven BREEZE bus routes will have temporary frequency service reductions effective April 3, 2022. Some additional service may be added on these routes in the coming months as resources become available, and NCTD will restore full service as soon as staffing levels allow.

We apologize to our riders for the inconvenience and are working diligently to hire and train qualified drivers to restore our service to full levels. Thanks in advance for your patience. (If you’re looking for a steady career, with great benefits and advancement opportunities, visit careers.MVtransit.com.)

The following routes will have temporary frequency service reductions starting April 3, 2022:  

302, 303, 318, 332, 350, 351/352

  • Some peak periods of 15-20 min. frequency will operate with a 30 min. frequency instead.

Please click on the updated Riders Guide (PDF) for schedule details.

 

The following NCTD-operated bus trips in Sorrento Valley are also temporarily suspended to optimize staffing resources:

Route 972 trips arriving at 4:58pm and 5:57pm
Route 973 trips arriving at 4:58pm and 5:57pm
Route 974 trips arriving at 4:58pm and 5:57pm
Route 978 trips arriving at 4:58pm and 5:57pm
Route 979 trips arriving at 4:58pm and 5:57pm

Effective February 2, the following NCTD-operated bus trips in Sorrento Valley are temporarily suspended to optimize staffing resources:

Route 972 trips arriving at 4:58pm and 5:57pm
Route 973 trips arriving at 4:58pm and 5:57pm
Route 974 trips arriving at 4:58pm and 5:57pm
Route 978 trips arriving at 4:58pm and 5:57pm
Route 979 trips arriving at 4:58pm and 5:57pm

No service alerts at this time.

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

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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