Pacific Surfliner to add 13th San Diego-LA round trip

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A San Diego-bound Pacific Surfliner departs Los Angeles in February 2017. Amtrak is adding a 13th San Diego-LA Surfliner round trip beginning Monday.
TRAINS: David Lassen

ORANGE, Calif. — Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner will add a 13th round trip between San Diego and Los Angeles beginning Monday, Oct. 14.

The new southbound train No. 578 will depart Los Angeles at 1:15 p.m., arriving in San Diego at 4:12 p.m. Existing train northbound train No. 591 will be renumbered to 593, with the new No. 591 departing San Diego at 5:25 p.m. and arriving in LA at 8:34 p.m.

A press release announcing the additions note the new trains fill gaps of approximately three hours in the existing schedule. Minor changes are being made to the schedule of other Surfliner trains to improve coordination with other trains. More details and updated schedules are available at the Pacific Surfliner website.

Amtrak says the Surfliner — which also has some trains that extend north to San Luis Obispo — is the busiest state-supported corridor route in the U.S., with almost 3 million riders in 2018.

Schedules and tickets are available at the Pacific Surfliner website, Amtrak website, and on Amtrak’s mobile apps.

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