Pacific Surfliner Service Temporarily Suspended North of Goleta Station

By the LOSSAN Agency

The Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency, which manages the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® service, has temporarily suspended service north of Goleta for emergency track repairs. Service between San Luis Obispo and Goleta will be suspended for up to 16 days.

Inspections by Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak crews after the severe rainstorm on January 9 have indicated a need for immediate repairs along portions of the Pacific Surfliner route. Construction crews from Union Pacific Railroad expect the emergency repairs to take 10 to 16 days. To ensure passenger and crew safety, the LOSSAN Agency will suspend all rail service north of Goleta starting on January 12 until the work is completed. 

While the tracks are closed, the following trains will be adjusted:


  • 774 will originate in Los Angeles (suspended between San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles)
  • 794 will originate in Goleta (suspended between San Luis Obispo and Goleta)


  • 761 will be cancelled
  • 777 will terminate in Goleta (suspended between Goleta and San Luis Obispo)

A separate track closure required a suspension of Pacific Surfliner train service north of Los Angeles on January 10 and 11 to allow crews to clear debris from the track and complete safety inspections after the severe weather this week. Service between Los Angeles and Goleta will resume January 12.

Tracks also remain temporarily closed in the San Clemente area due to track stabilization work along the right-of-way. A shuttle bus connection is available to passengers between Oceanside and Irvine as a replacement to the train service. Connections are guaranteed. Limited train service is available to and from San Juan Capistrano. Learn more about these travel advisories at

Updated schedules and passenger information will be provided on the Pacific Surfliner website ( and Twitter (@PacSurfliners) as they become available.  

About the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner®

The Pacific Surfliner travels along a 351-mile coastal route through San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties, serving 29 stations. It is the busiest state-supported intercity passenger rail route in the United States. To learn more and plan a trip, visit

About the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency

The Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency is a joint powers authority composed of rail owners, operators and planning agencies along the entire LOSSAN rail corridor.  In addition to working to improve passenger rail ridership, revenue, on- time performance, operational flexibility, and safety, the LOSSAN Agency assumed management responsibility for the Pacific Surfliner service in July 2015, following the execution of an interagency transfer agreement with the state of California. The Orange County Transportation Authority provides all necessary administrative support for the LOSSAN Agency and its Board. For more information, visit


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