FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
San Bernardino and Rialto stations to have three-week rail service interruption
Train service will be affected between March 27 and April 16.
LOS ANGELES – Beginning Monday, March 27, Metrolink trains will not serve the San Bernardino or Rialto stations until Monday, April 17. Buses will be available to and from San Bernardino and Rialto for passengers connecting to regularly scheduled trains.
The planned service change is a result of work related to the Downtown San Bernardino Passenger Rail Project, which will connect the San Bernardino Downtown Transit Center to Metrolink’s San Bernardino and Inland Empire-Orange County (IE-OC) lines. The project will lead to additional connectivity with Amtrak, the sbX Green Line, additional Omnitrans bus lines and the future Redlands Passenger Rail Project (Arrow).
Beginning on March 27, San Bernardino Line riders whose trips begin or end at either San Bernardino or Rialto can purchase tickets with Fontana as the origin or destination, resulting in trip discounts. On the IE-OC Line, tickets and passes can be purchased with an origin or destination of Riverside-Downtown with free travel to or from San Bernardino. This offer on both lines will apply to all tickets and passes purchased between March 27 and April 16, including Monthly and 7-Day passes valid beyond April 16.
The alternate bus schedule will be released in advance of the service interruption. Buses will depart earlier from the Rialto and San Bernardino stations to connect to awaiting Metrolink train service at Fontana and Riverside-Downtown.
The project dates are tentatively scheduled and may change due to weather constraints or construction needs.
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MEDIA CONTACT: Scott Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 452-0205.
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Metrolink is Southern California’s regional commuter rail service in its 24th 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.