North County Transit District

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The North County Transit District or NCTD is the public transit operator in North San Diego County, California. They operate the "Breeze" local and express bus service, "Sprinter" LRT & "Coaster" commuter rail.

Routes

Breeze bus lines

System Map/Schedules

  • 101 - Oceanside Transit Center to Westfield UTC via Highway 101
  • 302 - Oceanside to Vista Transit Center via Vista Way
  • 303 - Oceanside to Vista via Mission Avenue and N. Santa Fe Ave.
  • 304/404 (Mon to Fri) - Encinitas to San Marcos via Rancho Santa Fe Rd.
  • 305 - Escondido Transit Center to Vista via Mission Rd./S. Santa Fe Ave.
  • 306 - Fallbrook to Vista via Mission Rd.
  • 308 - Solana Beach Station to Escondido via Del Dios Hwy.
  • 309 - Oceanside to Encinitas via El Camino Real
  • 313 (Mon to Fri) - Oceanside to Town Center North via Mesa Drive
  • 315 - Town Center North to 22 Area (Camp Pendleton) via Vandegrift Blvd.
  • 317(Mon to Fri) - Vandegrift/Gold to Rancho Del Oro Station via Ocean Ranch
  • 318 (Mon to Sat) - Oceanside to El Camino Real Station via Oceanside Blvd.
  • 319 (Mon to Fri) - El Corazon Senior Center/Rancho Del Oro Station/MiraCosta College
  • 321 (Mon to Fri) - Carlsbad Village to Palomar College via Legoland California
  • 325 (Mon to Sat) - Carlsbad Village to Town Center North via College Blvd.
  • 331 - Buena Creek Station to University Dr.
  • 332 (Mon to Fri) - South Vista and Vista Business Park
  • 333 - Town Center North to Vista via Old Grove Rd. and Oceanside Blvd.
  • 334/335 (Mon to Fri) - Vista Circulator
  • 347 (Mon to Fri) - Escondido to Palomar College via Cal State San Marcos
  • 350 - Escondido to Del Lago Park and Ride
  • 351/352 - Escondido Circulator
  • 354 - Orange Glen High School via Mission Rd., Lincoln Ave., and Midway Dr.
  • 356 - Morning View Dr., El Norte Pkwy., and Escondido Blvd.
  • 358/359 (Mon to Fri) - N. Broadway, Country Club, and El Norte Pkwy.
  • 386 (Mon to Fri) - Escondido to Ramona via Wild Animal Park
  • 388/389 - Escondido to Pala Indian Reservation
  • 395 - Oceanside to San Clemente via Camp Pendleton
  • 444/445 (Mon to Fri) - Carlsbad Poinsettia-Coaster Connection

Fares

Facilities

Offices

  • Address: 810 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92054-2825
  • Fax: 760-967-2001
  • Phone: 760-967-2828
    • Customer Service: 760-966-6500

Escondido Transit Center

  • Address: 700 W. Valley Pkwy., Escondido, CA

Oceanside Transit Center

  • Address: 205 S. Tremont St., Oceanside, CA

Vista Transit Center

  • Address: 101 Olive Ave., Vista, CA

Bus Roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1101-1153 North County Transit District 1103-a.jpg 2000 NFI D40LF Cummins ISC Allison B400R 5 speed
  • Most units retired.
  • 1134, 1138, 1139, 1141, 1145, 1147 & 1150 remain in service.
1901-1909 2019 NFI XN35 Cummins Westport L9N Allison B3400 xFE 6 speed Spotted in service on 12/2/19.
2201-2210 North County Transit District 2210-a.jpg 2003 NFI C35LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus Allison B400R 5 speed
2301-2323 2004 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus Allison B400R 5 speed
2401-2433 North County Transit District 2430-a.jpg 2005 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus Allison B400R 5 speed Feature the late 1990's-early 2000's driver dashboard layout instead of the revised mid-2000's revision.
2501-2512 North County Transit District 2506-a.jpg 2007 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus Allison B400R 5 speed
2601-2630 North County Transit District 2615-a.jpg 2012 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R 6 speed First buses ordered with the current NCTD Breeze paint scheme.
2701-2726 2016 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R 6 speed Includes 77 options.[1]

On order

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2017-2021 NFI XN35
XN40
Cummins Westport ISL G/ISL G NZ/L9N 77 unexercised options following the firm order of buses 2701-2726.

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
301-320 12/1978
1/1979
Gillig Gillig-Neoplan 30'
(PT3208-30-96)
Caterpillar 3208
210 hp
Allison
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
  • #? image
401-439? North County Transit District 435-a.jpg 2010 Ford/StarTrans E-450/Senator E-LO Supreme Ford Triton 6.8L V10 Ford TorqShift 5R110W
  • Known units: 416, 420-437, and 439.
  • Replaced remaining 1997 New Flyer D40LF buses
  • Retired and auctioned off by Ken Porter Auctions in 2019 due to cracked frames.[2][3]
501-508 1983 Flxible Metro "A"
(35096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • Some units were bought by Transit Sales International.
    • 501 remains there as of 2019.[4][5]
509-538 1986 Flxible Metro "A"
(35096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
539-553 1987 Flxible Metro "B"
(35096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TAC
6xx
  • Ex-?; acquired in 1982.
  • Unknown amount of units.
700-733 1981 Grumman Flxible 870
(40102-6)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TAC Allison V730
734-763 1982 Grumman Flxible 870
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TAC Allison V730
764-773 1990 Flxible Metro "B"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TAC Allison V731
774-783 1991 Flxible Metro "B"
(40102-6TL)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison V731 Originally powered by Detroit Diesel 6L71TA engines.
801-808 1982 GMC RTS-04
(T7J-604)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • 806 was donated to the Pacific Bus Museum.
900-923 1992 Flxible Metro "C"
(40102-6C)
Cummins L10 ZF 5HP590 Most units were bought by Transit Sales International. However, their powertrains were quickly sold overseas and the buses were parted out and scrapped.
924-930 1993 Flxible Metro "D"
(40102-6C)
Cummins L10 ZF 5HP590 Most units were bought by Transit Sales International. However, their powertrains were quickly sold overseas and the buses were parted out and scrapped.
1001-1016 1997 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
  • Retired in 2008-2011
  • 1008 was bought by Zacher's Auto Salvage in Harbor City, CA.
2001 1990 Flxible Metro "B" CNG
(40102-6C)
Cummins L10G ZF 5HP590
2002-2006 1992 Flxible Metro "C" CNG
(40102-6C)
Cummins L10G ZF 5HP590
2101-2113 2003 Thomas Dennis SLF 232 CNG Cummins Westport B Gas Plus Allison B300R
2772-2777 2007 ElDorado National E-Z Rider II MAX CNG Cummins Westport
B Gas Plus
Allison B300R
  • Ex-San Diego MTS; acquired in 2019.
  • Replaced 2010 StarTrans Senator E-LO buses with cracked frames.
  • All retired in August of 2019.

Sprinter LRT roster

Active

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
4001-4012 2006 Siemens Desiro
VT642

Coaster commuter roster

Railcars

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Notes
2201-2208 1994 Bombardier BiLevel Coach
2301-2308 1994 Bombardier BiLevel Cab
2309-2310 1994 Bombardier BiLevel Cab
2401-2406 1997 Bombardier BiLevel Coach
2501-2504 2003 Bombardier BiLevel Coach

References

  1. NCTD Board Agenda - October 2015 (pgs. 83-95), North County Transit District. Dated October 15, 2015, retrieved on December 19, 2015
  2. www.kenporterauctions.com
  3. www.kenporterauctions.com
  4. transitsales.com
  5. www.facebook.com

External links