Ahead of what is expected to be a busy travel season, the LOSSAN Agency has adjusted the Pacific Surfliner service, including the partial restoration of the schedule along busier portions of the corridor as well as measures to manage capacity.
Pacific Surfliner trains have been operating on a reduced schedule since March 2020 due to a pandemic-related drop in ridership. The upcoming schedule change is a big step forward in providing more options for travelers as they reconnect with their favorite Southern California destinations and events.
Effective June 28, three roundtrips will be added to the Pacific Surfliner schedule, serving stations between San Diego and Los Angeles. This includes the following updates:
- Southbound Train 562 will depart Los Angeles at 6:05 a.m. and arrive in San Diego at 8:58 a.m.
- Southbound Train 572 will depart Los Angeles at 10:54 a.m. and arrive in San Diego at 1:52 p.m. On weekends and holidays, this train will operate as Train 1572, departing Los Angeles at 11:20 a.m. and arriving in San Diego at 2:13 p.m.
- Southbound Train 590 will depart Los Angeles at 7:30 p.m. and arrive in San Diego at 10:25 p.m.
- Northbound Train 569 will depart San Diego at 9:43 a.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 12:38 p.m.
- Northbound Train 583 will depart San Diego at 2:50 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 5:54 p.m.
- Northbound Train 595 will depart San Diego at 8:57 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 11:50 p.m.
- Trains 767 and 1767 are being re-numbered as Trains 567 and 1567, respectively, but there will be no change to their schedules.
A bus connection will also be retimed to space out departure options from stations between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. As additional train equipment becomes available, and as travel demand increases, the LOSSAN Agency will evaluate opportunities to increase service on the north end of the corridor.
In addition to expanding the Pacific Surfliner schedule, the LOSSAN Agency is planning for the busy travel season by making temporary adjustments to manage capacity. There will be periods this summer when reservations will be required to ride Pacific Surfliner trains, including holiday weekends and special event dates. Information is being shared with passengers in advance through Pacific Surfliner and Amtrak channels, including websites, email alerts, social media, station signage, and more. Details are available on the schedules page.
The LOSSAN Agency will continue to work with partners across the corridor to maintain the quality of service on the Pacific Surfliner that passengers expect, in areas such as on-time performance, departure and arrival options, and more. Passenger communications will play an important role as we work hard to keep passengers informed. Follow PacSurfliners on Twitter for real-time service updates, and refer to the advisories page for the latest travel information.