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Coaster Train Will Go To San Diego Convention Center

A North County Transit District Coaster train shown in this undated photo.
North County Transit District
A North County Transit District Coaster train shown in this undated photo.
The Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo or LOSSAN rail corridor through Los Angeles and San Diego is the second busiest rail corridor in the country. If extended, people from LA or North San Diego County could buy a ticket to a Padres game, or Comic-Con and arrive on the doorstep of those events by train.

Catching the train to the San Diego Convention Center could be a possibility within five years under a new plan that would extend the Coaster beyond the current terminus at the Santa Fe Depot.

The Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo or LOSSAN rail corridor through Los Angeles and San Diego is the second busiest rail corridor in the country. If extended, people from LA or North San Diego County could buy a ticket to a Padres game, or Comic-Con and arrive on the doorstep of those events by train.

Tony Krantz, the chair of the North County Transit District, joins Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the future of the Coaster train in the county.