New combined schedule published for Amtrak, Metrolink and Coaster trains

Here’s the latest combined timetable for Amtrak, Metrolink and Coaster trains in Southern California — it’s effective today, April 7.

This is also known as the LOSSAN schedule — LOSSAN stands for the rail corridors that run between San Luis Obispo in the north and San Diego in the south. From LOSSAN’s web page:

The LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency (Agency) is a joint powers authority originally formed in 1989 that works to increase ridership, revenue, capacity, reliability, coordination and safety on the coastal rail line between San Diego, Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo. It is governed by a 11-member Board of Directors composed of elected officials representing rail owners, operators, and planning agencies along the rail corridor.  The LOSSAN Agency is staffed by the Orange County Transportation Authority.

 

Amtrak, Metrolink and Coaster trains connect with local transit at numerous locations throughout Southern California — most notably Metro buses and trains in Los Angeles County, OCTA buses in Orange County, NCTD buses and trains in northern San Diego County and the San Diego trolley and bus system in San Diego and surrounding area.

Many of the cities served by Amtrak and commuter rail area also served by their own municipal bus lines.

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6 replies

  1. My son lives about 5 minutes away from a Coaster stop in San Diego. However, if I take Amtrak down and get off at a station that the Coaster stops at, I have to wait about an hour for the Coaster connection. Hence, he has to make a long drive to an Amtrak station to pick me up. It would be great if times of these two trains could be better coordinated.

  2. I can see from the combined schedule that there is a close Coaster connection for the 8:30 a.m. Amtrak train from LA, but not for the 6:15 a.m. or the 7:25 a.m. one. These are the times for which I would like to see a close Coaster connection. The combined schedule is very helpful.

  3. If i link thru the actual “The Source” page above where it says “pdf here”, I get the pdf for a schedule dated Oct 7, 2013. Is this an old schedule or the new one where they didnt forgot to change the date?

  4. Hi folks;

    Sorry — didn’t realize the pdf link went to older version of the timetable. It’s probably best to download as pdf from our Scribd page. Please let me know if you have problems doing so; the download button should be bright yellow and at top left corner of the document. Thanks!

    Steve Hymon
    Editor, The Source