Metrolink and Riverside County Transportation Commission officials announced the start of service along the 91/Perris Valley Line (91/PVL) on Wednesday, May 11. Service will begin Monday, June 6, 2016. Weekday 91/PVL trains 701, 703 and 705 will all originate at the South Perris Station with service beginning at 4:37 a.m. In the evening, trains 702, 704 and 706 will all return to Perris with the last train reaching its final destination at 7:50 p.m. There will also be three round trips each weekday between Perris and the Riverside-Downtown Station. There will be no weekend service to or from the four new stations.

Construction of the 91/Perris Valley Line (91/PVL), which will extend Metrolink commuter rail service on the 91 Line, began in October 2013. Led by the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), the 91/PVL is the first extension of Metrolink service since the Antelope Valley Line was built in 1994. The 91/PVL will continue rail service 24 miles from the downtown Riverside station to south Perris, with four new stations being constructed at Riverside-Hunter Park/UCR, Moreno Valley/March Field, Downtown Perris and South Perris. The project also includes construction and rehabilitation of railroad tracks, upgrade at-grade crossings and improvement of existing tracks. The 91/PVL will provide greater access to Southern California’s commuter rail network for residents in Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula, San Jacinto, Hemet, Lake Elsinore and Wildomar.

Hard Won Victories Award - Inland Empire Section-American Planning Association

The 91/Perris Valley Line received a Hard Won Victories Award from the Inland Empire Section of the American Planning Association. The award recognizes the Riverside County Transportation Commission for its planning efforts, which serve as a great example of how a plan can be developed and endorsed amidst varying viewpoints. The award entry showcased the long-term planning and innovation that formed the foundation for a creating successful, functional and vibrant communities through public engagement and concern for environment and economy.