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Serving San Luis Obispo, Goleta, Santa Barbara, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Santa Ana, San Diego, and intermediate points

Amtrak train numbers: Various 500s and 700s

Predecessor railroad train numbers: See San Diegans

On May 21, 2000, Amtrak renamed its Southern California corridor trains, the San Diegans, to the Pacific Surfliners. The rationale was that new equipment was coming soon to the trains, and besides, they didn't just go to San Diego, they went other places, too.

The promised new equipment made its debut on May 26, 2000, providing service on one round trip per day; it was the new bilevel Surfliners, sort of a cross between Amtrak's Superliners and a commuter train car, featuring a snack bar on the lower level of one of the cars instead of a separate dining car or lounge car. Over the next year or so, enough Surfliner cars were built and delivered to expand the new cars to most Pacific Surfliner trains, although the older single-level Amfleet equipment continued to show up on occasional trains, especially the ones that went north of Los Angeles.

Condensed historical timetables (2002):


TRAIN NUMBER        (566)   (568)   (570)   (772)   (574)   (776)  (578)  (582)  (784)  (590)  (794)
San Luis Obispo Dp  -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   6:35A  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
Goleta              -----   -----   -----   6:30A   -----   8:54A  -----  -----  1:40P  -----  6:45P
Santa Barbara       -----   -----   -----   6:44A   -----   9:14A  -----  -----  1:56P  -----  7:01P   
Van Nuys            -----   -----   -----   8:49A   -----  11:26A  -----  -----  4:07P  -----  9:02P
Los Angeles         6:05A   7:15A   8:30A   9:40A  11:10A  12:25P  2:00P  3:00P  5:10P  7:35P 10:10P
Anaheim             6:49A   7:59A   9:14A  10:23A  11:51A   1:06P  2:41P  3:41P  5:51P  8:16P 10:51P
Santa Ana           6:58A   8:08A   9:23A  10:32A  12:00N   1:15P  2:50P  3:50P  6:00P  8:25P 11:00P
San Diego       Ar  9:00A  10:10A  11:20A  12:25P   1:55P   3:10P  4:50P  5:50P  7:50P 10:20P 12:50A

TRAIN NUMBER        (765)   (567)   (569)   (771)   (575)   (775)  (579)  (581)  (783)  (587)  (593)
San Diego       Dp  6:12A   7:05A   8:10A   9:30A  10:50A  12:00N  1:25P  3:00P  4:00P  5:50P  8:20P
Santa Ana           7:58A   8:55A   9:59A  11:17A  12:38P   1:50P  3:14P  4:48P  5:49P  7:55P 10:09P
Anaheim             8:07A   9:04A  10:08A  11:26A  12:47P   1:59P  3:23P  4:57P  5:58P  8:04P 10:18P
Los Angeles         9:05A   9:50A  10:55A  12:30P   1:35P   2:55P  4:05P  5:50P  7:00P  8:50P 11:05P
Van Nuys            9:37A   -----   -----   1:03P   -----   3:28P  -----  -----  7:33P  -----  -----
Santa Barbara      11:45A   -----   -----   3:10P   -----   5:28P  -----  -----  9:47P  -----  -----
Goleta             12:05P   -----   -----   3:30P   -----   5:42P  -----  ----- 10:00P  -----  -----
San Luis Obispo Ar  -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   8:35P  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----

The Amtrak Train Names Project

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