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Perris Valley LA Metrolink Extension

Postby lpetrich » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:49 am

Perris Valley Line | Home - it extends southeast from Riverside to Perris, and it will have 4 new stations and be about 18 mi long.

METROLINK: Perris Valley Line plans proceeding : Transportation
A planned extension of Metrolink commuter train service from Riverside to Perris could start construction by by mid-2013, officials said, despite a looming lawsuit.
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Re: Perris Valley LA Metrolink Extension

Postby Backshophoss » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:44 pm

It's a reuse of a former ATSF branch,the San Jacinto Sub and would possibly connect with OREM to boot :P ,
I-215 is congested nightmare at times,but Orange county is very car-centric which if
Robert Moses was still alive,would push to the bitter end.
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Re: Perris Valley LA Metrolink Extension

Postby dowlingm » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:25 pm

Decision in court case brought by local group:
http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside- ... issues.ece
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Re: Perris Valley LA Metrolink Extension

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:08 pm

All this over a toad?? The branch already exists,seems like the "extreme treehuggers" will fight anything
that will help air quality short term and long term.
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Re: Perris Valley LA Metrolink Extension

Postby lpetrich » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:21 pm

Deal frees Metrolink Perris Valley Line | Railway Age
A Riverside County, Calif.-based environmental group has dropped its lawsuit against a proposed 24-mile Metrolink rail extension, the Perris Valley Line, citing concessions being offered that are amenable to its concerns. ...

The group, Friends of Riverside's Hills, told local media it had obtained concessions worth about $3 million, involving noise reduction, hiking trails, and biking facilities.

The $232.7 m project still needs final approval of a $75 m Federal grant and formal withdrawal of the lawsuit, but if those events come soon, then the project's construction could start by late this summer.
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Re: Perris Valley LA Metrolink Extension

Postby Backshophoss » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:10 pm

Finally a common ground to work with,this will help Orange County in the long run. :-)
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Re: Perris Valley LA Metrolink Extension

Postby lpetrich » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:02 am

RCTC.org | Perris Valley Line
Construction has started, and it should be done by late 2015.
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Re: Perris Valley LA Metrolink Extension

Postby bulleit » Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:09 pm

Riverside Press Register reported on Friday 8/13 that service is to begin 12/14/15 if work stays on schedule.
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Re: Perris Valley LA Metrolink Extension

Postby lensovet » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:27 pm

bulleit wrote:Riverside Press Register reported on Friday 8/13 that service is to begin 12/14/15 if work stays on schedule.

wow! never would have imagined this service would come so quickly.
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Re: Perris Valley LA Metrolink Extension

Postby kaitoku » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:28 pm

The Metrolink trains are on the track. And it won’t be long now before fare-paying passengers are climbing aboard.

This past weekend, though, there was important work to be done as groups of signalmen, flaggers, engineers and construction representatives spread out along the northern half of the Perris Valley Line to test equipment at 10 grade crossings on the soon-to-be opened 24-mile Metrolink extension.

Shortly after 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, a Metrolink train with six cars – and zero passengers – came zipping past the platform at the Hunter Park Station. Estimated speed: 30 mph. Bells sounded, lights blinked and two long metal arms fell into place, blocking traffic heading each way on Marlborough Avenue.

http://www.pe.com/articles/perris-785212-new-line.html
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Re: Perris Valley LA Metrolink Extension

Postby ExCon90 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:21 pm

Which is the best station for the Orange Empire Railroad Museum, and how easy is it to get there from the station?
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Re: Perris Valley LA Metrolink Extension

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:02 pm

The OREM connection was at Perris Station @ 7th street to BNSF,now SCAX.
Might be right next to each other?
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Re: Perris Valley LA Metrolink Extension

Postby ExCon90 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:18 pm

That's what I was hoping. There are so many museums that because of their location can't be reached by public transportation, and better accessibility should certainly increase the number of visitors.
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Re: Perris Valley LA Metrolink Extension

Postby lensovet » Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:33 am

ExCon90 wrote:That's what I was hoping. There are so many museums that because of their location can't be reached by public transportation, and better accessibility should certainly increase the number of visitors.

Downtown Perris is indeed the closest, but it's quite a hike to the museum entrance – almost two miles.

According to the Museum, apparently they do plan to extend service to the Metrolink train station. Not sure whether those plans are still on track.
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Re: Perris Valley LA Metrolink Extension

Postby ExCon90 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:13 pm

Thanks for that detail; I hope something can be worked out.
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