The LOSSAN rail corridor stretches 351 miles from San Diego to San Luis Obispo, with the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, freight, commuter, and long-distance trains sharing the tracks and certain stations. Ongoing construction projects keep the infrastructure in top condition and contribute to overall improvements in rail travel along the corridor. Larger projects require tracks or stations to be closed so crews can perform necessary work, which can temporarily affect train service.

Track Closures

Updated February 17, 2024
Tracks Closed near San Clemente Pier due to Falling Debris from Nearby Slope
Effective January 24 until further notice 

Due to debris falling on the tracks, train service is temporarily suspended in San Clemente. Passengers are being offered bus connections between Irvine and Oceanside for alternative travel during the closure. 

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this service disruption. For real-time service updates, kindly revisit this page or check our X/Twitter account

A timeline for reopening has not yet been determined. More information will be provided here as it becomes available.

The following service modifications are in place as of Monday, February 19 -  click here for a downloadable timetable.

This updated schedule reflects customer requests for an earlier bus connection from Oceanside to Irvine and an earlier southbound connection to San Diego.

Effective Monday, February 19
Northbound 

  • Trains 573 and 587 are cancelled with no alternate transportation provided.
  • Train 761, which normally operates between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, will originate in Los Angeles with no alternate transportation provided between San Diego and Los Angeles.
  • Train 595, which normally operates between San Diego and Los Angeles, will originate at San Juan Capistrano with no alternate transportation provided. Passengers may use Bus 5811 for service to Los Angeles.
  • Trains 581 and 591, which normally operate between San Diego and Los Angeles, will originate at San Juan Capistrano with no alternate transportation provided.
  • Train 765 will operate as Train 1765 from San Diego to Oceanside, as Bus 3765 from Oceanside to Irvine, as Train 765 from Irvine to Goleta, and as Bus 4765 from Santa Barbara to Oakland. 
  • Train 769, which normally operates between San Diego and Goleta, will originate at San Juan Capistrano with no alternate transportation provided.
  • Train 777 will operate as Train 1777 from San Diego to Oceanside, as Bus 3977 from Oceanside to Irvine, and as Train 777 from San Juan Capistrano to San Luis Obispo.
  • Train 785 will operate as Train 1785 from San Diego to Oceanside, as Bus 3985 from Oceanside to Irvine, and as Train 785 from San Juan Capistrano to Goleta.

Southbound

  • Trains 572 and 586 are cancelled with no alternate transportation provided.
  • Train 794, which normally operates between San Luis Obispo and San Diego, will terminate in Los Angeles with no alternate transportation provided.
  • Train 562, which normally operates between Los Angeles and San Diego, will terminate at Irvine with no alternate transportation provided between Irvine and San Diego.
  • Train 564 will operate as Train 564 from Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano, as Bus 3564 from Irvine to Oceanside, and as Train 1564 from Oceanside to San Diego.
  • Train 580, which normally operates between Los Angeles and San Diego, will terminate at San Juan Capistrano with no alternate transportation provided.
  • Train 770, which normally operates between Goleta and San Diego, will terminate at San Juan Capistrano with no alternate transportation provided.
  • Train 774 will operate as Train 774 from San Luis Obispo to San Juan Capistrano, as Bus 3974 from Irvine to Oceanside and as Train 1774 from Oceanside to San Diego.
  • Train 784 will operate as Train 784 from Goleta to San Juan Capistrano, as Bus 3984 from Irvine to Oceanside and as Train 1784 from Oceanside to San Diego.
  • Train 790, which normally operates between Goleta and San Diego, will terminate at San Juan Capistrano with no alternate transportation provided.

Please note: The Market Café may not be available on all trains during this time.

Travel Tips

  • For those utilizing bus connections, reservations are required. Seats are limited, and we recommend you book early. If travel plans change, make adjustments to the reservation in advance of the scheduled departure. This can be done online at Amtrak.com (select “Modify Trip”), by phone at 800-USA-RAIL, or at a staffed Amtrak station. If you have an Amtrak monthly pass or a multi-ride pass, please use Amtrak’s RideReserve system to enter trip details in advance. This will guarantee a space on board the bus you plan to take. Passengers without a reservation may be turned away if the buses become full. 
  •  Please visit our bus connections blog post for more information and travel tips. 

 

 

Updated January 22, 2024
March 2024 Track Closures

Planned track closures will be in effect for the first four weekends of March 2024.  

  • March 2-3: Tracks will be closed between Oceanside and San Diego for scheduled  North County Transit District (NCTD) track work. See Timetable.
    • The following bus connections will be available in both northbound and southbound directions:
      • Irvine (IRV) to Oceanside (OSD)
      • Irvine (IRV) to Solana Beach (SOL)
      • Irvine (IRV) to Santa Fe Depot (SAN) *Please note that southbound passengers may request a stop in Old Town San Diego (OLT)
  • March 23-24: Tracks will be closed between Oceanside and San Diego for scheduled NCTD track work. 

Additional information about those closures will be posted here as it becomes available. 

Service Updates

BAGGAGE SERVICE SUSPENDED

Updated December 5, 2023

Funding limitations caused by extended track closures which were in place for an extended period have made it necessary to make temporary adjustments to the Pacific Surfliner service. We are doing all we can to preserve vital intercounty transportation connections and provide a travel experience that our passengers will enjoy. 

The adjustments below are effective until further notice. 

Checked baggage is not currently available on Pacific Surfliner trains. Luggage may still be carried and stored on board. You may bring two personal items that measure up to 14” x 11” x 7” each, and weigh up to 25 pounds each. You may also bring two carry-on bags that measure up to 28" x 22" x 11" each, and weigh up to 50 pounds each. 

 

Station Notices

TEMPORARY TICKET WINDOW CLOSURES

Pacific Surfliner trains continue to serve all stations according to the schedules. However, ticket windows are currently closed at the following stations:

  • Solana Beach: Nearest staffed stations is Santa Fe Depot (San Diego)
  • Oceanside: Nearest staffed stations is Santa Fe Depot (San Diego)
  • San Juan Capistrano: Nearest staffed station is Fullerton
  • Santa Ana: Nearest staffed station is Fullerton
  • Irvine: Nearest staffed station is Fullerton
  • Anaheim: Nearest staffed station is Fullerton

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