Metrolink expands service on San Bernardino Line to support travelers impacted by I-10 freeway closure
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LOS ANGELES – In response to the closure of a mile-long section of the I-10 freeway in downtown Los Angeles over the weekend, Metrolink will provide expanded weekday service along the San Bernardino Line to ensure travel from the Inland Empire to downtown Los Angeles remains accessible.
Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 14, four extra trains in each direction – three in the morning and one in the afternoon – will connect L.A. Union Station and the Covina Station, making all stops in between. A fifth train will run between L.A. Union Station and the Rancho Cucamonga Station in the evening. Extra passenger cars are also being added to San Bernardino Line trains.
Metrolink will continue to monitor the closure’s impact systemwide and may add service or capacity on other lines as needed.
Temporary roundtrip service between L.A. Union Station and the Covina Station will run on the below schedule:
- Departing L.A. Union Station at 5:50 a.m., 8:08 a.m., 10:38 a.m., and 1:38 p.m.
- Departing Covina at 6:59 a.m., 9:11 a.m., 11:44 a.m. and 3:11 p.m.
An additional train will deliver service between L.A. Union Station and the Rancho Cucamonga Station, leaving downtown Los Angeles at 4:22 p.m. and departing Rancho Cucamonga on a return run at 6:46 p.m.
On Saturday, Nov. 11, the I-10 freeway in the area of the East L.A. Interchange was closed due to fire damage. The impacted corridor is a critical thoroughfare for commuters and averages more than 300,000 vehicles daily. Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that repairs are expected to take 3-5 weeks.
Additional service on Metrolink’s San Bernardino Line will help alleviate traffic congestion caused by the closure and provide travelers who need to access downtown Los Angeles a safe and convenient option to reach their destinations. Metrolink ticketholders enjoy free connections to most local public transit services, including all LA Metro bus and rail lines.
Metrolink regional passenger rail service offers reliable, safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable transportation throughout Southern California. Metrolink has 545.6 total service line miles and 67 stations across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and San Diego counties connecting people, communities, and businesses and is an essential link in the region’s mobility network. Metrolink’s Arrow service, which launched in October 2022 with nine miles of track and four new stations between San Bernardino and Redlands, provides greater local and regional rail connectivity.