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.
SBCTA, in collaboration with Metrolink, will begin testing Arrow in fall 2021. Train testing will occur throughout the 9-mile corridor and will continue until Arrow service begins in 2022. Metrolink and Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) trains will be used to test the tracks, signals at the crossings, and communication systems. Testing will occur weekdays and weekends during daytime hours. Safety personnel will assist with motorists at the intersections/crossings being tested:
WHAT TO EXPECT: You can expect 3-5-minutes of delay during train testing at the intersections/crossings throughout the day. Delay times at the intersections/crossings during operation of Arrow beginning in 2022 will be significantly less. Safety personnel will assist with the traffic management at the intersections/crossings being tested. Sidewalks will remain open and accessible; however, pedestrians will be stopped when trains are approaching. For your safety, if you see tracks, think train!
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.