RCTC supports the Metrolink passenger rail system for a convenient travel option.

METROLINK COMMUTER RAIL


RAIL STATIONS


Unlike other Metrolink member agencies, RCTC owns and operates all of the nine Metrolink stations that serve Riverside County. All stations are ADA-compliant and are staffed with 24-hour security guards. Amenities include parking, vending machines, connecting bus service, and bicycle facilities (lockers, shells, racks). Look at the stations below for details.

Corona – North Main Corona

250 E. Blaine Street, Corona – Directions
Parking spaces: 1386
Lines: IEOC Line, 91/PV Line
Bus services: Corona Cruiser, RTA

Corona – West Corona

155 S. Auto Center Dr, Corona – Directions
PARKING SPACES: 526
LINES: IEOC Line, 91/PV Line
BUS SERVICE: RTA

Jurupa Valley / Pedley

6001 Pedley Road, Jurupa Valley – Directions
PARKING SPACES: 288
LINES: Riverside Line, 91/PV Line
BUS SERVICE: RTA

Moreno Valley / March Field

14160 Meridian Parkway, Riverside – Directions
PARKING SPACES: 476
LINES: 91/PV Line
BUS SERVICE: RTA

Riverside – Downtown

4066 Vine Street, Riverside – Directions
PARKING SPACES: 1,115
LINES: Riverside Line, IEOC Line, 91/PV Line
AMTRAK LINES: Southwest Chief
BUS SERVICE: Amtrak Thruway Bus, RTA, Omnitrans, Megabus

Riverside – Hunter Park

1101 Marlborough Avenue, Riverside – Directions
PARKING SPACES: 528
LINES: 91/PV Line
BUS SERVICE: RTA

Riverside – La Sierra

10901 Indiana Ave, Riverside – Directions
PARKING SPACES: 1,082
LINES: IEOC Line, 91/PV Line
BUS SERVICE: RTA, OCTA 794 Express

Perris – Downtown Perris

121 South C Street, Perris – Directions
PARKING SPACES: 444
LINES: 91/PV Line
BUS SERVICE: RTA

Perris – South Perris

1304 Case Road, Perris – Directions
PARKING SPACES: 907
LINES: 91/PV Line
BUS SERVICE: RTA

STATION ACTIVITIES


Metrolink Station Parking Lot Improvements

Riverside-Downtown Metrolink Station
Riverside-La Sierra Metrolink Station

Station Advertising

Individuals interested in conducting leafleting, solicitation, and/or political campaign activities at any of RCTC’s commuter rail stations must complete and submit a “Leafleting, Solicitation and/or Political Campaign Activities Permit Application” to the Commission’s Rail Department.  All procedures and policies regarding the application process and advertising activities are outlined in the Non-Commercial Advertising Policy document, click here to download.

Permits shall be issued for two month periods as follows (except in the case of election months and the month immediately preceding election dates):

  • January and February (Permit Period #1)
  • March and April (Permit Period #2)
  • May and June (Permit Period #3)
  • July and August (Permit Period #4)
  • September and Octrober (Permit Period #5)
  • November and December (Permit Period #6)

Applications for a particular permit period shall be due by the 19th day of the calendar month immediately preceding the particular permit period.

For questions, please contact RCTC’s Rail Department at 951.787.7141.  When completed, the Leafleting, Solicitation and/or Political Campaign Activities Permit Application together with a copy of  the material to be distributed should be e-mailed to speterson@rctc.org.

RIDESHARE TO RAILS


Riverside County residents who carpool to Metrolink stations and then take the train are eligible for preferred parking at any of the Riverside County Metrolink Stations.

Rideshare 2 Rails participants are issued individually numbered parking permits that must be displayed to allow them to park in specially designated areas.

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COACHELLA VALLEY RAIL


RCTC Coachella Valley San Gorgonio Pass Corridor Rail Corridor Service Header Image

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is studying options for providing additional Amtrak intercity rail service between Los Angeles and the desert cities in the Coachella Valley. The Coachella Valley – San Gorgonio Pass Rail Corridor Service would extend from Indio in the east to Los Angeles Union Station in the west, a distance of approximately 141 miles.

In 1991, RCTC completed the first in a series of studies evaluating the feasibility of operating one or two daily intercity rail round trips between Los Angeles and Indio. From 1991 to 2013, RCTC completed additional feasibility studies on the Coachella Valley – San Gorgonio Pass Rail Corridor Service. In July 2016, RCTC, in coordination with Caltrans and FRA, prepared and completed the Coachella Valley – San Gorgonio Pass Rail Corridor Service Study Alternatives Analysis Final Report that evaluated a reasonable range of alternatives for a new intercity rail service between Los Angeles and Indio.

With the completion of the Alternatives Analysis Final Report, work is under way to prepare a Program Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) document this is consistent with federal and state requirements.  As part of the EIS/EIR process, all interested agencies and the public at large were invited to participate in public scoping meetings held in October 2016. Input received during the scoping process will help identify important issues for consideration in the Program EIS/EIR. These comments will help finalize the Purpose and Need and the issues to be studied. The next steps include identifying the service alternatives to be evaluated and to perform the technical analysis of those alternatives.

After completing the Draft EIS/EIR, a Service Development Plan will be prepared to conceptualize how the service would operate and what infrastructure improvements would be needed to accommodate the new intercity passenger rail service.

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