Additional frequency, extra cars meets customer demand
The Pacific Surfliner will continue to operate with additional cars to each of its 10 daily trains serving Santa Barbara County, providing more than 2,000 seats to help accommodate increased customer demand due to the continued closure of Highway 101 following landslides near Montecito, Calif.
Since train tracks reopened on Jan. 11, the Pacific Surfliner has served as the only viable ground transportation option between Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, as drive time on alternate routes between the two counties can take nearly four hours. The Pacific Surfliner travels between Ventura and Santa Barbara and the trip takes approximately 45 minutes.
Due to the limited transportation options, Pacific Surfliner trains have been extremely busy, with demand exceeding available seating capacity.
Contact: To book travel and receive service updates, visit www.pacificsurfliner.com and follow @PacSurfliners on Twitter. You can also call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) or use the Amtrak app.
Service Details: The northbound Pacific Surfliner, Train A765, is scheduled to depart Los Angeles at 8:15 a.m. The southbound Pacific Surfliner, Train A778, is scheduled to depart Santa Barbara at 12:07 p.m. The trains will include stops at Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. Customers should expect busy trains and plan accordingly. Please expect delays as trains travel through the affected areas due emergency personnel working on or near the railroad and continued cleanup efforts.