April 16, 2024
A Pacific Surfliner. Picture courtesy of Amtrak

Amtrak and transit officers reported a number of delays of Pacific Surfliner and Metrolink trains Sunday, citing numerous causes.

They included “unexpected observe closures,” sign points and unspecified police exercise in San Diego, which hit the companies at one of many worst occasions, through the busy Labor Day vacation weekend.

“Prolonged delays are anticipated,” the Pacific Surfliner account tweeted simply earlier than 4 p.m. as a result of police exercise.

One prepare, No. 774, needed to full its journey on the Outdated City station, Amtrak introduced late Sunday afternoon on social media, and one other, No. 785, was to start its journey there.

Two different trains, No. 581 and No. 586, needed to be canceled.

The Pacific Surfliner sometimes runs from the Santa Fe Depot downtown to Los Angeles, with some trains transferring on to Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

In the meantime, shortly earlier than 1 p.m., Amtrak stated companies between Oceanside and the San Clemente Pier “might expertise a delay attributable to ongoing sign points within the space.”

About 90 minutes later, officers stated all Pacific Surfliner trains would “present mutual support for ticketed Metrolink prospects” and vice versa.

The sign points apparently dogged Surfliner service all through the day, with the primary occasion reported on social media earlier than 9 a.m., inflicting a 40-minute delay for a prepare’s arrival in Goleta.

Orange County Metrolink officers started noting delays for service out and in of Oceanside on X, or Twitter, at 12:25 p.m. They affected trains touring each north and south.