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. 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 temporarily affects train service.

September 2021
Track Closures

Effective September 16 – October 3, 2021

Track work south of San Clemente

In order to allow for the completion of track work in south Orange County necessary to ensure the ongoing safe operation of the service, the Pacific Surfliner will not operate south of Irvine on Thursday, September 16 through Sunday, September 19. Beginning Monday, September 20 and extending through Sunday, October 3, no Pacific Surfliner trains will operate between Irvine and Oceanside stations. Bus connections will be provided between Irvine and Oceanside, with reduced train service resuming between Oceanside and San Diego. Regular Pacific Surfliner service should resume no later than Monday October 4. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Phase 1: Friday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, Sept. 19: 

No alternate transportation will be provided between Irvine and San Diego, missing intermediate stations of San Juan Capistrano, Oceanside, Solano Beach and Old Town. Passengers may book travel on Thruway Bus 5811 between San Diego and Los Angeles. 

Northbound Trains: 

Friday, September 17: 

• Trains 567, 579, 593, 595, 763, 777 and 785 will originate at Irvine. 

• Trains 569 and 583 are cancelled with no alternate transportation provided. 

 Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19: 

• Trains 579, 593, 595, 763, 777, 785 and 1567 will originate at Irvine. 

• Trains 569 and 583 are cancelled with no alternate transportation provided. 

Southbound Trains: 

Friday, September 17: 

• Trains 562, 564, 580, 584, 590, 768 and 774 will terminate at Irvine. 

• Train 572 is cancelled with no alternate transportation provided. 

• Train 796 will terminate in Los Angeles with no alternate transportation provided between Los Angeles and San Diego. 

Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19: 

• Trains 562, 580, 590, 768, 774, 1564 and 1584 will terminate at Irvine. 

• Train 1572 is cancelled with no alternate transportation provided. 

• Train 796 will terminate in Los Angeles with no alternate transportation provided between Los Angeles and Irvine. 

The safety of our passengers and crew is paramount to the Pacific Surfliner. We understand that closures will result in service disruptions and sincerely apologize for any inconveniences it causes our riders. We will continue to look for ways to minimize the impact of these closures as this critical work continues.

For details on impacts to Metrolink service, visit Metrolink’s alert page.

Track Closures

Effective September 11-12 and September 18-19

Track work between Los Angles and Oxnard

Northbound Trains

  • Train 763, which normally operates between San Diego and Goleta will terminate at Los Angeles. Bus 4863 will operate in place of Train 763 from Los Angeles to Oxnard and Train 1763 will operate from Oxnard to Goleta. Regular connecting bus service will operate between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

  • Train 785, which normally operates between San Diego and Goleta, will terminate at Los Angeles. Bus 4885 will operate in place of Train 785 from Los Angeles to Oxnard and Train 1785 will operate from Oxnard to Goleta. Regular connecting bus service will be provided between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

    • Trains 763 and 785 will terminate at Santa Barbara on September 18 - 19. Passengers for Goleta will transfer to Buses 4763 or 4785 at Santa Barbara.

  • Train 777, which normally operates between San Diego to San Luis Obispo, will terminate at Los Angeles. Bus 4877 will operate in place of Train 777 from Los Angeles to Oxnard and Train 1777 will operate from Oxnard to San Luis Obispo.

  • No alternate transportation will be provided to missed stations of Glendale, Burbank Airport, Chatsworth, Simi Valley, Moorpark or Camarillo.

  • Buses will depart all stations earlier than the normal schedule. Trains traveling north of Oxnard depart later than the normal schedule.

Southbound Trains

  • Train 768, which normally operates between Goleta and San Diego, will originate at Los Angeles. In place of Train 768, Train 1768 will operate from Goleta to Oxnard and operate as Bus 4868 from Oxnard to Los Angeles. Regular connecting bus service will be provided between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara.

  • Train 796 which normally operates between Goleta and San Diego, will originate at Los Angeles. In place of Train 796, Train 1796 will operate between Goleta and Oxnard and Bus 4896 will operate from Oxnard to Los Angeles. Regular connecting bus service will be provided between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara.

    • Trains 768 and 796 will originate at Santa Barbara on September 18-19. Passengers originating Goleta will utilize to Buses 4768 or 4796 and transfer to trains at Santa Barbara.

  • Train 774, which normally operates between San Luis Obispo and San Diego, will operate as Train 1774 from San Luis Obispo to Oxnard, as Bus 4874 from Oxnard to Los Angeles and as Train 774 from Los Angeles to San Diego.

  • No alternate transportation will be provided to missed stations of Glendale, Burbank Airport, Chatsworth, Simi Valley, Moorpark or Camarillo.

  • Buses will depart all stations earlier than the normal schedule. Trains traveling north of Oxnard depart later than the normal schedule.

Station Notices
Fullerton Station Stairway Improvements

Effective Date: Ongoing

The stairs to the pedestrian walkway over the tracks at the Fullerton Transportation Center are being replaced. During construction, passengers should use the elevator to cross over the tracks. Elevators are operational between 4 a.m. and 11 p.m. daily.

Please allow yourself extra time when boarding at this station. Construction starting in May 2021 and is expected to be complete by late 2021.

Camarillo Station Boarding Track Changes

Effective Date: Ongoing

The boarding area for some Pacific Surfliner trains changed as of June 2020 to improve on-time performance. Northbound trains (except for Train 759) continues to use Track 1. Southbound trains, as well as northbound Train 759), use Track 2. Track 2 is accessible from the pedestrian bridge (located at the end of the platform near the freeway overpass) and the street at 71 N. Dawson Drive. It is approximately a 10-minute walk from one track to the other. Allow yourself extra time if departing from or arriving at this station. Note: Metrolink trains continue to depart from Track 1.