North County Transit Plans Maintenance for Two Coastal Rail Lines

Written by Kyra Senese, Managing Editor
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San Diego’s North County Transit District has planned maintenance and infrastructure enhancements for two rail lines in March along the coastal rail corridor.

The first coastal rail line closure took place during the weekend of March 11-12, and the second will take place on March 25-26. There will be no COASTER service in San Diego County during the closures.

According to the transportation authority, homeowners near segments of the rail line may hear heavy equipment noise and be exposed to bright light during the weekend work.

There will be no alternative bus service linking COASTER stations. COASTER passengers may have access to BREEZE Route 101 or MTS connections.

Following the service suspensions, coastal rail service will reopen for regularly scheduled service in time for the Monday morning commute. Trains may be delayed by up to fifteen minutes on Monday, a release said.  

While there will be no passenger rail service during the weekend shutdown, other vehicles and equipment will be operating along the railroad right-of-way and on the rail at unspecified hours. People near the corridor should exercise caution at legal crossings and refrain from trespassing on railroad right-of-way, OCTA said.