Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner between San Diego and Orange County has finally resumed service after six months of repairs.
The Pacific Surfliner travels 351 miles along the California coast from San Diego all the way up to San Luis Obispo.
Last September, issues were detected in San Clemente that made the tracks unstable and dangerous. The instabilities were a result of erosion and shifting of the tracks due to storm surges and waves.
Therefore, the railway connecting Orange County to San Diego was out of service for several months and train commuters had to take buses from Oceanside to Irvine. This also interrupted the seamless commuter and recreational train journey from Los Angeles to San Diego.
Originally, the tracks were expected to be reopened by February, as reported by the Orange County Register. But heavy rain and winter storms added an extra layer to the repair job that caused delays.
But now the train service has fully resumed and Amtrak and Pacific Surfliner are even offering 30% off rides through the end of May to celebrate.
To get tickets for travel on Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner, check out their website here.
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