The Point: Plan your route in advance–Perris, Moreno Valley, and Riverside stations will be closed as station improvements continue to be made. 

A two-day shutdown of rail services has been scheduled by RCTC and Metrolink to continue implementing critical work for the Moreno Valley/March Field Station Improvement Projects.

Passengers entering and exiting Perris this weekend should plan for a two-day interruption of rail service due to scheduled shutdowns affecting Perris-South, Perris-Downtown, Moreno Valley/March Field, and Riverside-Hunter Park. Passenger rail services will not be available at these stations, but Metrolink will be providing alternate transportation for passengers travelling to destinations serviced by the 91/Perris Valley Line.

The Riverside-Downtown, Riverside-La Sierra, Corona-North Main, and Corona-West stations will maintain their standard Saturday and Sunday operating schedules. Riverside Transit Agency and other transit services operating out of the affected stations will also maintain their standard Saturday and Sunday schedules.

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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 Improvement Project. Enhancements include extension of the current platform, pedestrian crossing improvements, and drainage channel upgrades.

Construction began on the Moreno Valley/March Field Station Improvement Project in October 2022. Key project elements include:

  • Adding a second passenger train platform
  • Extending the existing platform to accommodate the length of the standard Metrolink six-car trains.
  • Upgrading 2 ½ miles of track for the future nine-mile double-track corridor south of the station.

The Moreno Valley/March Field Improvement Stations Project is part of RCTC’s goal of increasing commuter rail service to relieve traffic congestion and improve air quality in the region. The project is also part of Metrolink’s Southern California Optimized Rail Expansion (SCORE) program, which aims to upgrade the Metrolink system in time for the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics Games.

Project funding is provided by a combination of local and federal transportation sources, including a $32 million Federal Transit Administration grant and Riverside County voter-approved Measure A.

The project is anticipated to be completed by spring 2024. For more information, visit the project webpage at