Purpose

To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Amtrak to provide service for travelers affected by upcoming rail shut down

http://www.sandiego6.com/story/amtrak-to-provide-service-for-passengers-affected-by-upcoming-rail-shut-down-20131105

November 5, 2013

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Amtrak announced Tuesday it will provide bus service to passengers between San Diego and Irvine over the weekend of Nov. 16-17, when the track will be shut down in Camp Pendleton.

North County Transit District officials said Monday that the rail disruption is scheduled to accommodate construction work at the Santa Margarita Bridge.

The shutdown will impact the NCTD's Coaster, Amtrak, Metrolink and freight trains that Saturday and Sunday.

People who normally ride the Coaster on weekends are urged to ride the Breeze Route 101 bus and access Metropolitan Transit System connections, according to the NCTD.

Amtrak will offer bus service in San Diego instead of its Pacific Surfliner trains, agency officials said.

The rail line is scheduled to reopen in time for the morning commute the following Monday.