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|May 19, 2019|
Perris Valley Metrolink start-up delayed
PERRIS – (INT) – Three months after its December dedication, Metrolink’s Perris Valley Line is still not ready to roll.
A safety feature, Positive Train Control, is being added. It would bring trains automatically to a stop in the event an engineer runs a red light preventing a head-on collision.
Metrolink trains will share with BNSF the same 24-mile stretch of tracks between Perris and Riverside. But, Metrolink’s Scott Johnson says their trains will get priority.
Testing of the entire length of the Perris Valley Line is underway. Trains will hit top speeds of 79 miles an hour along that stretch of tracks paralleling the I-215 freeway.
Johnson says he expects passenger service will start this spring.
Story Date: March 22, 2016