Dear University Community,
I am excited to announce that the Metrolink Arrow service, known as the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, will begin operating between San Bernardino and Redlands on Monday, October 24. The Arrow trains are diesel multiple units powered by smaller, lower-emission diesel engines for a quieter and more energy-efficient ride. However, the San Bernardino County Transit Authority recently unveiled that in 2024, North America’s first hydrogen-powered, zero-emission train will be operating on the Arrow line to Redlands and will replace the diesel units.
Several years in the making, the Arrow Line is a nine-mile regional rail project that will allow students and community members alike to travel easily throughout the City of Redlands. Additionally, new Arrow trains will run between the University of Redlands station and Metrolink’s existing San Bernardino-Downtown Station, with daily connections to and from Metrolink’s San Bernardino and Inland Empire-Orange County lines, including daily round trip express service between Los Angeles and Redlands.
University Station, located at the south end of campus near North University Street, is one of five stations located throughout the cities of Redlands and San Bernardino. The four other locations include:
Weekday service begins at 5 a.m. and runs through 9 p.m. and between 7:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. on weekends. The trains will operate every 30 minutes during morning and afternoon peak commute times and every 60 minutes during non-commute hours. There is also one round-trip Metrolink Express train each weekday between the Redlands and the Downtown and L.A. Union stations. Please note, until the Quiet Zone is approved, early-morning (4:30 – 5:30 a.m.) and late-night (9 – 11 p.m.) Arrow trains will not operate as a courtesy to the San Bernardino and Redlands communities.
How much will the train cost?
Visit the Arrow website for the weekly train schedule, information on how to ride the Arrow, and options for tickets and passes. Metrolink offers several ticket and pass options and various methods for purchasing tickets and passes. We are currently working with Metrolink to provide free and discounted tickets and passes to our students, faculty, and staff. Stay tuned for more information!
I know you will join me in breathing a collective sigh of relief at the completion of the train horn testing phase as we usher in new transportation opportunities for current and future students, faculty, and staff.
Krista L. Newkirk