Amtrak launches express train from San Diego

LOS ANGELES - Amtrak on Tuesday launched a new northbound express train service between San Diego and Los Angeles expected to cut travel time by 15-20 minutes.The express Pacific Surfliner train will leave San Diego daily at 7:05 a.m. with stops at Solana Beach, Oceanside, Irvine and Anaheim. The Surfliner saves time by bypassing San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Santa Ana, Orange and Fullerton. "In an effort to be more responsive to passengers traveling between San Diego and Los Angeles, the new weekday express service will provide a faster trip for business travelers riding the Pacific Surfliner," said Martin Tuttle, director for planning and modal programs at Caltrans, a partner of Amtrak.

********** Published: February 17, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 44