If you’re planning on taking the Surfliner during Comic-Con, please pay attention to this!
Because of the upcoming Comic-Con International convention and opening of the Del Mar races, Amtrak California reports that reservations will be required on all Pacific Surfliner trains throughout the entire route from Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21.
“This temporary reservation system is being implemented to alleviate overcrowding and improve the comfort and safety of all passengers,” Bill Bronte, a Caltrans division chief, said in a statement. “Reservations are not normally required on Pacific Surfliner trains. Since space is limited, it is important that those wanting to travel during this time period plan ahead and make reservations as early as possible.”
Additional equipment is being added to accommodate passengers, and similar to last year, an exclusive Cross Country Cafe Dining and Lounge Car will be available to those upgrading to Pacific Business Class. The Cross Country Cafe Car will operate on trains 774 and 595 on Friday, July 19, and trains 768 and 591 on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21.
Amtrak Multi-Ride Ticket holders (10-trip or monthly pass) are also required to make reservations. Coaster and Metrolink monthly passes will not be honored July 19 through 21.
The Pacific Surfliner operates between San Luis Obispo and San Diego. For reservations and complete information visit AmtrakCalifornia.com. Reservations can also be obtained at Amtrak.com; at Quik-Trak kiosks; from station ticket agents; or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL.