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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 […]

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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 2020-2022 weekend closures:
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2020 Scheduled Closures
The following are the currently scheduled weekend dates for 2020 rail closures.
Dates are tentative and may change at any time due to weather constraints or construction needs.
2020

  • July 11-12
  • October 3-4
  • October 17-18
  • November 7-8 (6am-6pm)

2021

  • February 20-21
  • March 13-14
  • March 20-21
  • April 10-11
  • October 2-3
  • October 16-17

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.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, BREEZE Route 445 Eastbound will be detoured away from 2 stops on Loker Ave between El Fuerte & Sea Lion Place until further notice. During this time, the following detour will be in effect:

445 Eastbound Detour from Loker Ave
R- El Fuerte
L- Palomar Airport Rd
Continue run…

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.
  • Route 305 – Servicing Mission Hills High School
    • Westbound Monday-Friday 3:00 p.m.
    • Eastbound Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7:32 a.m. + Thursday 8:15 a.m.
  • Route 305 – Servicing San Marcos Middle School
    • Westbound Wednesday 1:11 p.m. + Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:09 p.m.
  • Route 309 – Servicing Sage Creek Elementary
    • Southbound Monday-Friday 2:51 p.m.
    • Northbound Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 6:46 a.m. + Wednesday 7:47 a.m.
  • Route 311 – Servicing MLK Middle School & El Camino High School
    • Southbound Monday-Friday 6:33 a.m.
    • Northbound Monday-Friday 2:14 p.m.
  • Route 311 – Servicing MLK Middle School
    • Northbound Monday 1:10 p.m.
  • Route 311 – Servicing El Camino High School
    • Northbound Wednesday 1:40 p.m. + Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:10 p.m.
  • Route 323 – Servicing Carlsbad High School
    • Westbound Wednesday 6:16 a.m.
  • Route 323 – Servicing Sage Creek Elementary & Carlsbad High School
    • Eastbound Monday-Friday 2:45 p.m.
    • Westbound Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 6:08 a.m. + Wednesday 7:09 a.m.
  • Route 350 – Servicing San Pasqual High School
    • Northbound Tuesday 1:30 p.m., 1:44 p.m., 1:59 p.m. + Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 2:29 p.m., 2:38 p.m.
  • Route 354 – Servicing Orange Glen High School
    • Eastbound Monday-Friday 6:48 a.m.
    • Westbound Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2:55 p.m. + Monday 2:06 p.m.
  • Route 445 – Servicing San Marcos High School & High Tech High School
    • Westbound Monday-Friday 8:01 a.m.
    • Eastbound Monday-Friday 3:45 p.m.

School tripper routes that are back in service:

  • Route 350 – Servicing Bear Valley Middle School (as of 10/20)
    • Southbound Tuesday-Friday 6:53 a.m.
    • Northbound Tuesday-Friday 2:53 p.m. & 2:58 p.m.
  • Route 308 – Servicing Del Lago Academy
    • Westbound Tuesday-Friday 8:04 a.m.
    • Eastbound Tuesday-Friday 3:50 p.m.

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

Due to construction in the area, the following detours will be observed until further notice:

305 Westbound from S. Santa Fe Ave
L- Civic Center Dr
R- Into Interstate 78 Westbound onramp
Exit Vista Village Dr
R- Vista Village Dr
L- Olive

305 Eastbound
L- Vista Village Dr
R- Civic Center Dr
L- S. Santa Fe Ave
Continue run…

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…

Starting on Friday, August 1st, 2020, the community of Fallbrook will continue its “Restaurant Row Downtown” block party through the remainder of the year. Detour hours will be every Friday and Saturday from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM through December 26th, 2020. The events will be held along Main Ave. Temporary bus stops will be set up along Mission Road adjacent to the bus stops along Main Street.

306 Northbound
Continue S. Mission Road
R- E. Mission Road
R- Orange
R- Ivy Street
Continue Run…

Beginning Friday, February 7th, and until further notice, the Vista Courthouse stop (located inside the complex) will be temporarily closed due to ongoing construction. Temporary stops will be placed just outside of Melrose Drive near the driveway entrance into the complex.

See below for placement of temporary stops:

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 + late trains + free rides after 6:00pm

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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