The Redlands Passenger Rail Project is an advanced regional transportation project designed to connect residents, businesses and visitors to a variety of leisure, education, healthcare and other destinations. This nine-mile rail project provides new transportation choices through the implementation of a new rail service that integrates conveniently with other modes such as auto, bus and bicycle.

Fact Sheets

SBCTA, in collaboration with Metrolink, began train testing in mid-February throughout the 9-mile Arrow corridor and will continue until service begins later this year.

  • Metrolink and Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) trains will be used to test the tracks, signals at the crossings, and communication systems.
  • DMUs began testing on the corridor on Friday, April 1 and will continue during daytime and nighttime hours (2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) until Arrow service begins in the Fall.
  • For safety, and in compliance with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations, horns (two long, one short, one long) and bells will sound at street crossings throughout the corridor during training and testing.
  • Safety personnel will assist with motorists and pedestrians at the intersections/crossings being tested:
    • City of San Bernardino: E Street, D Street, S. Arrowhead Avenue, Sierra Way, Mill Street, Central Avenue, W. Orange Show Road, Waterman Avenue, Tippecanoe Avenue, Richardson Street, Mountain View Avenue
    • City of Redlands: California Street, Nevada Street, Alabama Street, Colton Avenue, Tennessee Street, New York Street, Texas Street, Eureka Street, Orange Street, 6th Street, 7th Street, 9th Street, Church Street, University Street.

For your safety, if you SEE TRACKS, THINK TRAIN! SBCTA is working closely with Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) to ensure the local community is provided with rail safety education before and during train testing and rail operations of the Arrow corridor. Click here to learn more about how to stay safe around tracks and trains.

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