Take Amtrak Pacific Surfliner to Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar Racetrack

November 1, 2017

Reservations required for Pacific Surfliner service between San Diego and San Luis Obispo on Nov. 3-4

LOS ANGELES – The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers a convenient way to travel to the debut of the Breeders’ Cup at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Nov. 3 and 4, 2017. Passengers will enjoy a relaxing ride to the Solana Beach station, where they can catch a free shuttle directly to the race track.

To better accommodate the increased number of travelers expected during the two-day Breeders’ Cup event, advance reservations will be required on all Pacific Surfliner trains on Nov. 3 and 4, 2017. Reservations are not required for Amtrak monthly pass and 10-ride ticket holders. Additionally, the Rail 2 Rail program will be suspended on Nov. 3 and 4, 2017, and Metrolink and COASTER passes will not be accepted onboard Pacific Surfliner trains.

Reservations are normally not required on Pacific Surfliner trains. The temporary reservation system will be implemented throughout the entire route, which travels between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. Since space is limited, passengers are encouraged to plan ahead and make reservations as early as possible.

While onboard the Pacific Surfliner, race fans can enjoy spectacular coastal views, stay connected with power outlets and free Wi-Fi, and visit the Café car for a selection of fresh food, cocktails, wine and craft beer.  For more information on service to the Breeders’ Cup and to book a ticket, visit PacificSurfliner.com.  Take a brief look at the journey to the races.

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Vernae Graham

Michael Litschi

About Amtrak®

Amtrak – America’s Railroad® – is dedicated to safe and reliable mobility as the nation’s intercity passenger rail service provider and its high-speed rail operator. With our state and commuter partners, we move people, the economy and the nation forward, carrying more than 30 million Amtrak passengers for each of the past five years. Formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is governed by a 10-member board of directors, nine of whom are appointed by the President of the United States plus the Amtrak CEO. Anthony R. Coscia is board chairman and Jeffrey R. Moreland is vice chairman.  Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily – at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) – connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Learn more at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and other information. Check us out at blog.Amtrak.com, Like us on Facebook.com and Follow us on Twitter @Amtrak.

About the Pacific Surfliner

The Pacific Surfliner travels along a 351-mile coastal rail route through San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, serving 31 stations. It is the second busiest intercity passenger rail corridor in the United States with 24 daily trains and annual ridership of nearly 3 million.  To learn more and plan a trip, visit PacificSurfliner.com, like Pacific Surfliner on Facebook, or @pacsurfliners on Twitter.

About the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency

The Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency manages the Pacific Surfliner service in close coordination with its member agencies, Amtrak and Caltrans. The LOSSAN Agency is a joint powers authority composed of rail owners, operators and planning agencies along the entire LOSSAN rail corridor.  For more information, visit lossan.org.