A Coaster train heading north on the Del Mar bluffs. Photo by Chris Jennewein

The North County Transit District reports COASTER will be resuming its traditional summer schedule on Saturday, May 29.

This includes the restoration of weekend service that has been suspended since late March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With more public places opening back up, NCTD is boosting its COASTER service to accommodate seasonal events and activities like HOME*GROWN*FUN presented by the San Diego County Fair and Padres games at Petco Park. 

The new COASTER schedule includes 22 trips Monday through Thursday, 26 trips on Friday, 12 trips on Saturday, and 8 trips on Sundays. 

“We are pleased to increase COASTER service so that riders can use our services and enjoy their summer activities without having to worry about traffic or parking,” said Tony Kranz, NCTD board chair and Encinitas deputy mayor. “These additional trips will help the public get where they need and want to go more quickly and conveniently.” 

The new COASTER schedule also features a dedicated train for Padres fans, COASTER 699, that departs one hour after the conclusion of most baseball games or accompanying fireworks show with an absolute departure of midnight Baseball fans can catch the train from the Santa Fe Depot train station.  

Riders are encouraged to check the NCTD COASTER Return webpage for the latest scheduling information. 

For trip planning assistance, customers can contact NCTD’s Customer Service Department at 760-966-6500 or visit GoNCTD.com.

To find out more about NCTD’s commitment to keep the public safe during COVID-19, visit GoNCTD.com/Coronavirus

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