NCTD to schedule two-weekend rail closures

Railroad tracks in North County. Photo: Gina Yarbrough/San Diego County News

By SDCN Editor

Oceanside, CA–The North County Transit District will have two rail closures scheduled on the weekends for construction work. 

The first coastal rail line closure is this weekend, March 11 and 12 and the second one is March 25 to 26. During these closures, there will be no Coaster service in San Diego County.

Some residents living near portions of the rail line may hear heavy equipment noise and be subject to bright light over the duration of the weekend work.

No replacement bus service connecting Coaster stations will be available. Alternatives for some Coaster passengers may include Breeze Route 101 or MTS connections.

After both weekend closures, coastal rail service will re-open for regularly scheduled service in time for the Monday morning commute. Passengers should note that trains may be delayed up to fifteen minutes that day.. 

While no passenger rail service will be available during the weekend closures, other vehicles, and equipment will operate along the railroad right-of-way and on the rail at non-specified times. Residents along the corridor should remain alert at legal crossings, and not trespass on the railroad right-of-way.

Customers are urged to plan ahead and make alternative travel arrangements. 

For trip planning assistance, customers can visit or contact NCTD Customer Service at (760) 966-6500.



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