The Point: New schedule to affect Inland Empire/Orange County Line, Riverside Line

A revised Metrolink train schedule will be in place beginning November 16, due to changes in travel due to COVID-19.

The new schedule will temporarily suspend trains with low ridership, restore service to other trains, and adjust schedules to adapt to new ridership patterns across the southland. In Riverside County, the Inland Empire/Orange County Line and Riverside Line will be affected at the Riverside-Downton Station. There are no changes to the 91/Perris Valley Line.

Inland Empire/Orange County Line

  • Train 817 will be restored – Departs at 3:01 pm from Riverside-Downtown Station
  • Train 813 will be suspended – Currently departs at 10:18 am from Riverside-Downtown Station

Riverside Line

  • Train 407 will have a time change – Departs 15 minutes earlier at 6:35 a.m. from Riverside-Downtown Station
  • Train 405 will be suspended – Currently departs at 6:15 a.m. from Riverside-Downtown Station
  • Train 412 will be suspended – Currently departs at 8:02 p.m. from Riverside-Downtown Station

Please see the full schedule and note that these are temporary changes. Metrolink is able to reinstate train service quickly when and where ridership demands increase. If you have any particular concern about the schedule or believe a train should be reinstated, please let Metrolink know by completing this form.

In the meantime, RCTC continues to support Metrolink’s Clean Commute program, which requires all riders to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing from others. Each passenger car is equipped with two hand sanitizer stations – one near each train car door. In addition, Metrolink conducts daily deep cleaning and electrostatic spraying of hospital-grade disinfectants on trains and its “Clean Care Crew” perform touchpoint cleaning on cars throughout the day.