Friday, February 11, 2011

New SD-LA express service

Amtrak is replacing train number 565 with train number 563 on weekdays. This new train, which leaves San Diego at 7.05 and Solana Beach at 7.39, will make fewer stops in Orange County, scheduled into LA nearly 20 minutes sooner.

If it manages to deliver on time arrival (more on which later), that makes the new 563 a viable alternative to 763 for me a few mornings a week, meaning I could sleep in for an extra hour. I'll let you know!

Update So far so good, 563 has been on time or early the two days I ahve taken it. It gives me an alternative, several days a week, to 763, which is an hour earlier. I can use the sleep.