Potential Service Disruption on the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® Starting September 15

Parts of the Pacific Surfliner Route might expertise service interruption beginning on Thursday with an unknown finish date

ORANGE, Calif., Sept. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Attributable to ongoing contract negotiations involving freight railroad employee unions, sections of the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® service might expertise a disruption starting 8:00 PM Pacific Time on Thursday, September 15 till an settlement is reached. The impacted sections of the route can be between Fullerton to Los Angeles and Moorpark to San Luis Obispo as these parts of the observe are owned or managed by freight railroads.

“We’re hopeful {that a} decision can be reached previous to Thursday however because the events haven’t but reached an settlement, we’re doing every part we will to inform our prospects and supply alternate service choices if the rail service is interrupted,” stated Jason Jewell, interim Managing Director of the LOSSAN Rail Hall Company. “Now we have carefully coordinated with Amtrak and Metrolink to maximise service choices for our prospects together with offering bus bridges the place doable.”

If an settlement isn’t reached by Thursday, Pacific Surfliner service can be adjusted as follows.

  • On Thursday, September 15, 2022:
    • Trains 586, 794, and 595 can be canceled solely
    • Practice 591 and 594 will function from San Diego (SAN) to Fullerton (FUL) by rail. A bus connection can be obtainable from Fullerton (FUL) to Los Angeles (LAX)
    • Practice 785 can be canceled from Los Angeles (LAX) to Goleta (GTA)
    • Practice 777 can be canceled from Goleta (GTA) to San Luis Obispo (SLO)
  • On Friday, September 16, 2022, and ongoing till negotiations are concluded:
    • All practice providers between Los Angeles (LAX) to Fullerton (FUL) can be canceled. There can be Thruway Bus connections in place to attach passengers between Los Angeles (LAX) and trains working between Fullerton (FUL) and San Diego (SAN). Capability on the thruway buses is not going to be reserved and can be on a first-come-first-serve foundation.
    • All practice providers between Moorpark (MPK) and San Luis Obispo (SLO) can be canceled
    • Metrolink and restricted Pacific Surfliner service can be obtainable between Los Angeles and Moorpark and tickets for both service can be accepted on all trains
    • Restricted Thruway Bus service can be obtainable from the Chatsworth Metrolink station to Oakland, stopping at Camarillo, Oxnard, Santa Barbara, Grover Seashore, and San Luis Obispo
    • Checked baggage service can be suspended throughout this era. Baggage should still be carried onboard trains and buses
  • At some stage in the potential service disruption, Pacific Surfliner trains may even cease at Laguna Niguel, Tustin and Orange stations and settle for all Metrolink ticket sorts between Oceanside and Fullerton.

Unreserved Coach Ticket holders impacted by the service disruption can use their present ticket for journey on a distinct date as much as one yr later. Enterprise Class Ticket holders can regulate their journey date or request a full refund by calling 800-USA-RAIL or visiting an Amtrak ticket window.

As soon as a settlement is reached, service will resume as rapidly as doable.

As that is an evolving scenario, a number of the data above might change. Please go to https://www.pacificsurfliner.com/plan-your-trip/alerts/travel-advisories/potential-service-disruption/  for probably the most present updates.

SOURCE Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

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