Regular Metrolink service will only be available as far south as the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink Station on the Orange County and Inland Empire-Orange County lines this weekend, as well as the weekends of Feb. 9-10, March 2-3 and March 9-10, due to scheduled maintenance work, the commuter rail service announced Saturday.
The tracks between the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo and Oceanside stations will be closed.
The closure “is a result of track work in north San Diego County to ensure safety and reliability of service,” according to a Metrolink statement, which says the work windows and affected service could change due to weather conditions.
During the four weekends, bus service will be used to transport riders between the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo and Oceanside stations for only OC Line trains 660, 661, 666, 667 and IEOC Line trains 857 and 860.
Riders should expect delays of up to 60 minutes due to connecting bus service, according to Metrolink officials.
Bus service will not be available on the affected weekends for OC Line trains 662, 663, 664 and 665 and IEOC Line trains 858 and 859.
The latest information on service delays can be found at www.metrolinktrains.com or by following @Metrolink on Twitter.
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains will not operate south of Irvine on the affected weekends, while limited bus bridge service will be provided between Irvine and San Diego. Information on Amtrak service is found at www.amtrak.com.
The North County Transit District’s Coaster will not operate between Oceanside and San Diego. There will be no replacement bus service connecting to Coaster station stops.
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