The Point: Station improvements continue – travelers are encouraged to plan ahead for this weekend’s closures of Perris, Moreno Valley, and Riverside stations.

This Saturday, November 11, and Sunday, November 12, a 91/Perris Valley Line closure is scheduled to allow crews to work on future service enhancements for the Moreno Valley/March Field Station Improvement Projects. Crews will work on train switch installation, signal improvements, and track upgrades.

The scheduled two-day shutdown will affect the Perris-South, Perris-Downtown, Moreno Valley/March Field, and Riverside-Hunter Park stations. Passenger rail services will not be available for the duration of the closures, 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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Construction of the Moreno Valley/March Field Station Improvement Project began 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