Oceanside, Calif. Passengers and visitors along the Interstate 5 Corridor will soon have more options when traveling between Oceanside and downtown San Diego, whose extensive coaster rail service will begin next month, it was announced on 30 September.
The North County Transit District (NCTD) extended coaster service will provide trik trips daily from Monday to Friday and an additional two daily trips on Fridays and 20 daily trips on Saturdays and Sundays. It will start on October 25th.
“The coaster extension service allows travelers along the I-5 corridor to leave their cars at home and have reliable transportation to work on weekend events or during the week,” said Tony Cranj, chairman of the NCTD board and deputy mayor of Ennisitas. . “Coasters are now a more efficient option to get where you want to go.”
The increased working day frequencies are intended to provide more flexibility for passengers and more options for those with variable work schedules. Two additional evening trips from Monday to Thursday respond to customer requests for the next service, and added weekend trips support special events and popular leisure activities.
The expanded coaster service is funded entirely by Transnet, a county half-percent sales tax for transportation projects approved by voters in 2004 and operated by the San Diego Association of Governments.
In addition to the expanded service, NCTD has recently received five new locomotives aimed at providing a smoother and quieter ride, and some seats are in the process of being renovated with new seating furnishings, carpets, LED lighting, exterior color schemes and charging facilities.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times