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Metrolink system will grow as trains start servicing the new San Bernardino - Downtown Station Saturday

Friday December 15, 2017

Minor schedule changes to San Bernardino and Inland Empire-Orange County lines only

SAN BERNARDINO – Beginning Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, Metrolink’s San Bernardino and Inland Empire-Orange County lines will be extended one mile from the Santa Fe Depot to the San Bernardino Transit Center (SBTC) in Downtown San Bernardino.

As a result, Metrolink will make minor changes to schedules on its San Bernardino and Inland Empire-Orange County lines. These changes will help make connections easier for riders heading to the new station. To see the new schedule, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com/schedulechange or click here.

The SBTC serves as a key multimodal transportation hub linking a variety of transportation options including several Omnitrans local routes, the sbX Green Line, and service by neighboring transit agencies: Pass Transit, Mountain Transit, and Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA). In addition, Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) connections will begin in January 2018.

In addition to the extension, this project included building a new safe pedestrian overpass at the Santa Fe Depot and grade crossing safety improvements. Arrow, the planned passenger rail line connecting San Bernardino to Redlands, will enhance rail connectivity beyond San Bernardino when it launches in early 2021. This project represents more than a decade of a visioning partnership between San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), Omnitrans and Metrolink.

SBCTA and Metrolink initiated the project in 2014. It is funded by federal, state and local sources including approximately $23 million from the Federal Transit Administration, $36 million from state sources and $64 million Measure I and local funds from SBCTA.

For more information about the new Metrolink San Bernardino - Downtown Station, click here.

ABOUT METROLINK (www.metrolinktrains.com)

Metrolink is Southern California's regional commuter rail service in its 25th year of operation. Metrolink is governed by The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Metrolink operates seven routes through a six-county, 538 route-mile network. Metrolink’s passengers travel approximately 441 million miles each year, making Metrolink the second busiest public transportation provider in Southern California. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the eighth largest based on annual ridership.

ABOUT SBCTA (www.gosbcta.com)

Serving more than 2.1 million residents of San Bernardino County, SBCTA is responsible for cooperative regional planning and furthering an efficient multi-modal transportation system countywide. SBCTA administers Measure I, the half-cent transportation sales tax approved by county voters in 1989, and supports freeway construction projects, regional and local road improvements, train and bus transportation, railroad crossings, call boxes, ridesharing, congestion management efforts, and long-term planning studies.

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