Metrolink 91/Perris Valley Line service will begin Monday, June 6, 2016. Trains will operate Mondays-Fridays from four new stations: South Perris, Downtown Perris, Moreno Valley/March Field and Riverside Hunter Park/UCR. Service will begin as early as 4:37 am from the South Perris Station to Los Angeles Union Station. Evening trains will return as late as 7:50 pm to the South Perris Station. There also will be three round-trips trains each weekday between Perris and the Downtown Riverside Station. There will be no weekend service to or from the four new stations.
Construction of the 91/Perris Valley 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 is continuing rail service 24 miles from the Downtown Riverside Station. The project also included construction and rehabilitation of railroad tracks, upgraded 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.