What’s Happening With Rail Service in San Diego (With Photos and Graphics)


By Noel T. Braymer

There is constant construction planned in San Diego County to upgrade tracks and stations to support more and hopefully faster rail passenger service in San Diego County. As of now up to 50 trains a day run one way along the coast between Oceanside and San Diego. Current plans call for up to 67 trains by 2020. Today that includes 24 Pacific Surfliner trains and 22 Coaster trains. By 2020 that number should be 26 Surfliners and 30 Coasters which by 2030 it goes to 36 Surfliner and 54 Coaster trains. There will also be additional freight and Metrolink service planned in the future. San Diego County owns the 60 miles of coastal track running from the Orange County Line to downtown San Diego. San Diego County plans to spend $1 billion dollars to upgrade the railroad in San Diego County. Currently 68% of the railroad…

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