Two Coastal Rail Line Closures this Month for Routine Maintenance

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Date: Mar 06 , 2023

To facilitate regular maintenance and infrastructure improvements along the coastal rail corridor, NCTD will have two rail closures in the month of March. The first coastal rail line closure is this weekend, March 11-12 and the second one is March 25-26. 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 this weekend’s closure, 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 on Monday. The same will be true for the March 25-26 coastal rail line closure.

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.

For the latest information on Amtrak and Metrolink service, contact Amtrak at Travel Advisories | Pacific Surfliner and Metrolink at Service Update | Metrolink (