The service carried 2,, passengers during fiscal year , a 3. The route is the successor of the San Diegan , a Los Angeles -San Diego service which had been one of the premier trains of the Santa Fe Railway until Amtrak took over operations in Initially there were three daily trips, but the schedule was expanded to six round trips during the s with funding from the state of California. In the service was extended to Santa Barbara to provide the Central Coast with an additional train to Los Angeles, followed in with one trip a day going all the way to San Luis Obispo. As the name "San Diegan" no longer reflected the extent of the route, it was renamed the Pacific Surfliner in
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The service carried 2,, passengers during fiscal year , a 3. The route is the successor of the San Diegan , a Los Angeles -San Diego service which had been one of the premier trains of the Santa Fe Railway until Amtrak took over operations in Initially there were three daily trips, but the schedule was expanded to six round trips during the s with funding from the state of California.
In the service was extended to Santa Barbara to provide the Central Coast with an additional train to Los Angeles, followed in with one trip a day going all the way to San Luis Obispo. As the name "San Diegan" no longer reflected the extent of the route, it was renamed the Pacific Surfliner in Like all regional trains in California, the Pacific Surfliner is operated by a joint powers authority.
LOSSAN contracts with the Orange County Transportation Authority to provide day-to-day management of the service and with contracts with Amtrak to operate the service and maintain the rolling stock locomotives and passenger cars. The California Department of Transportation Caltrans provides the funding to operate the service and also owns most of the rolling stock. The Surfliner coaches , primarily used on the Pacific Surfliner , are named after it.
Much of the Pacific Surfliner's scenic route follows the Pacific coast , with the tracks being less than feet from the ocean in some locations. Because the San Luis Obispo and Goleta stations are not designed to turn equipment, and the San Diego Santa Fe Depot requires a time-consuming deadhead movement into a wye located about 16 miles to the north in Miramar, trains are operated in push-pull mode.
Run-through tracks are proposed at Union Station in Los Angeles to ease congestion and reduce time spent waiting to enter or depart the station. A 13th daily round trip was added on October 14, Serious discussions were held in regarding the local agencies administering the service rather than Caltrans.
The Pacific Surfliner runs on track owned by several private railroads and public agencies:. The Pacific Surfliner uses push-pull trainsets with a diesel locomotive at one end and a cab car at the other. Eight of the nine trainsets used for regular service use a fleet of 49 bilevel Surfliner coaches 39 owned by Amtrak and 10 by Caltrans , plus nine leased Amtrak Superliner long-distance coaches modified for push-pull operation.
A dedicated fleet of 14 Caltrans-owned Siemens Charger locomotives began pre-revenue testing in October and entered revenue service later that year. The Surfliner cars and Charger locomotives and previously the F59PHI locomotives are painted in a blue and silver livery that is unique to the Pacific Surfliner. Additional Amtrak-owned cars are added up to car consists during periods of high demand, including the San Diego Comic-Con , the San Diego County Fair , events at the Del Mar racetrack , and after the Southern California mudflows closed Highway Ocean View on the Pacific Surfliner in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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A great escape awaits when you take the Pacific Surfliner. Sink back in your seat as you cruise along tracks that parallel bustling highways, taking in some of Southern California's most iconic scenery. Learn more. Relax in this charming small town with beautiful beaches and breathtaking views. Shop, dine, catch a concert or even visit an escape room at this growing center. Build a toy car or teddy bear, watch confectioners at work or discover unique art.
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To get a closer look, you'd have to be on a surfboard, which, believe it or not, you're welcome to bring onboard, since Pacific Surfliner trains have special racks to accommodate the bikes and boards of our more outdoor-minded riders. Northbound Train will be renumbered as Train , but will keep a similar departure time from San Diego, at pm. Starting at the southern end of the route, you'll find an almost endless list of attractions in the sun-splashed city of San Diego. Stroll by the many shops and restaurants of the Gaslamp Quarter.
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