A Coaster train crosses the lagoon south of Del Mar. Photo courtesy North County Transit District
A Coaster train crosses the lagoon south of Del Mar. Photo courtesy North County Transit District

Transit officials announced Tuesday that there will be no rail service along the North County coastline over the next three weekends, with the closures affecting Amtrak and Coaster passengers.

Trains will come no farther south than Oceanside this upcoming Saturday and Sunday, and also Oct. 10-11 and Oct. 17-18, according to the San Diego Association of Governments. Normal service will resume on Monday mornings each week.

According to SANDAG, the interruption will allow for construction of replacement bridge and track crossover projects near Los Peñasquitos Creek in University City.

The North County Transit District does not plan to offer special bus service between Coaster stations, but passengers can ride the regular Route 101 bus. The NCTD said Amtrak passengers can also ride its bus.

— City News Service