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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner temporarily limiting service between San Luis Obispo, Goleta

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Posted at 3:09 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 18:09:27-04

With a stay-at-home order in effect throughout California, Amtrak is reducing schedules beginning next week.

The changes will go into effect Tuesday, impacting service between San Luis Obispo and Goleta.

Amtrak says service to San Luis Obispo will be offered through limited bus connections from Santa Barbara.

“The decision to suspend service north of Goleta was made after a thorough analysis of current ridership, as well as crew and equipment needs,” according to a press release.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner is overseen by the Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency. Amtrak says it's working closely with the agency as the COVID-19 situation evolves. Amtrak is advising people to stay home and only travel if necessary.

It’s not known when routes will return to normal.

A temporary schedule reduction will happen Monday in preparation for Tuesday’s changes. Monday’s schedule is as follows:

Northbound:

  • Trains 564, 580, and 584 will operate as scheduled
  • Trains 569, 573, 583, 591, 595, and 759 are cancelled
  • Trains 763 and 777 will operate according to the schedule between San Diego and Goleta (no service north of Goleta)
  • Trains 767 and 785 will operate according to the schedule between San Diego and Los Angeles (no service north of Los Angeles)

Southbound:

  • Trains 561, 565, 579, and 593 will operate as scheduled
  • Trains 562, 566, 572, 578, 590, 782, and 792 are cancelled
  • Train 796 will operate according to the schedule between Goleta and San Diego (no service between San Luis Obispo and Goleta)

Changes as of Tuesday include:

Northbound:

  • Trains 759, 561/1761, 565/1565, 569/1569, 573/1573, 583, 591/1591, and 595 are cancelled
  • Trains 763 and 777 will operate according to the schedule between San Diego and Goleta (no service north of Goleta)
  • Trains 767/1767 and 785 will operate according to the schedule between San Diego and Los Angeles (no service north of Los Angeles)

Southbound:

  • Trains 562, 566/1566, 572/1572, 578, 782, 590/1590, and 792 are cancelled
  • Train 774 will operate according to the schedule between Los Angeles and San Diego (no service between San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles)
  • Train 796 will operate according to the schedule between Goleta and San Diego (no service between San Luis Obispo and Goleta)

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