Perris Valley Line
RIVERSIDE (CNS) – For the second time in two months, Metrolink service along the Perris Valley Line will be suspended this weekend for construction work, with no commuter trains available to retrieve or drop passengers at four stations between Riverside and Perris, officials said Tuesday.
“The two-day shutdown will provide safe conditions for crews to continue working on infrastructure enhancements as part of the `Moreno Valley/March Field Station Improvements Project,”‘ according to a Riverside County Transportation Commission statement.
The locations impacted by the weekend suspension are Hunter Park in Riverside, the March Field stop in Moreno Valley, the Downtown Perris station and the South Perris station, according to the RCTC.
No passenger rail service will be available at the locations on Saturday and Sunday.
“Alternate transportation will be provided by Metrolink to accommodate passengers traveling to destinations serviced by the Perris Valley Line,” the RCTC said.
Over the weekend, crews will be continuing work on extending the current train platform at the March Field station, making improvements to a pedestrian crossing and upgrading drainage channels.
The $33 million Moreno Valley/March Field Station Improvements Project began in October 2022.
It entails elongating the existing platform to enable passengers to enter and exit all cars in six-car trains, constructing a second train platform and modifying 2.5 miles of track to facilitate a future nine-mile double-track corridor.
The project is slated for completion in the first half of 2024.
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