OCEANSIDE, Calif.—Commuters and visitors along the Interstate 5 corridor will soon have more options when traveling between Oceanside and Downtown San Diego with expanded COASTER rail service beginning next month, it announced Sept. 30 Was.
The North County Transit District’s (NCTD) enhanced coaster service will provide 30 daily trips Monday through Friday, with an additional two on Fridays and 20 daily Saturday and Sunday trips throughout the year. It will start from October 25.
“Increasing COASTER service gives commuters along the I-5 corridor the opportunity to leave their cars at home and have reliable transportation to work on weekends or during the week,” said Tony Kranz, NCTD Board President and Encinitas Deputy Mayor . “Coasters are now a more viable option for getting where you want to go, when you want to go.”
The increased workday frequencies are intended to allow passengers more flexibility and provide more options for those with variable work schedules. Two additional evening trips Monday through Thursday respond to customer requests for aftermarket service and additional weekend trips support special events and popular leisure activities.
The expanded COASTER service is funded entirely through TransNet, a countywide half-cent sales tax for transportation projects approved by voters in 2004 and administered by the San Diego Association of Governments.
In addition to the extended service, NCTD recently received five new locomotives aimed at providing a smoother and quieter ride, and all passenger cars were revamped with new seating upholstery, carpets, LED lighting, exterior color scheme and charging features. is in process. some seats.
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