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Rail2Rail blackout between Ventura-East and Oceanside July 17-22


Amtrak is expecting high ridership between Ventura and San Diego from Wednesday, July 17 to Sunday, July 21 because of San Diego Comic-Con International and the opening weekend of the Del Mar Racetrack.

As a result of this, Metrolink Monthly Passes will not be valid on any Pacific Surfliner trains between Ventura-East and Oceanside on those days.

The Rail2Rail program, which allows Metrolink Monthly Pass holders to use Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains along the Orange County and Venture County lines, may be suspended when Amtrak anticipates high ridership.

Weekday commuters who often ride Amtrak 584 (5:15 p.m. departure) to Oceanside should confider Metrolink train 604 (4:30 p.m. departure), 688 (4:50 p.m. departure to Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo), 606 (5:46 p.m. departure) or 608 (6:40 p.m. departure). This may result in higher than normal ridership on Metrolink trains.

Regular Rail2Rail service will resume on Monday, July 22.

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