Redlands Rail (Arrow)
When did the Arrow start?
Regular Train Service began October 24th, 2022
- Weekday service starts at 4:30AM and runs until 10:45PM
- Weekend service starts at 5:30AM and runs until 11:30PM
- During morning and afternoon peak commute hours, trains will operate every 30 minutes
- During non-commute or off-peak hours, trains will operate every 60 minutes
- 25 weekday round trips including one Express Train between Downtown Redlands and Downtown LA
How much does the Arrow cost?
- From Downtown Redlands –Downtown San Bernardino:
- $3.50 (one-way) or $7.00 (round-trip)/ $98.00 (monthly pass)
- From Downtown Redlands –Downtown LA:
- $10.50 (one-way) / $294.00 (monthly pass)
- All regular Metrolink tickets and passes available
- Purchase on Metrolink mobile app or at any ticket kiosk
- Weekend passes are available for $10.00
Where are stations for the Arrow?
- San Bernardino – Downtown Station located at 599 W. Rialto Avenue in Downtown San Bernardino
- San Bernardino – Tippecanoe Station, between Victoria Avenue and Hardt Street
- Redlands – Esri Station, north of the intersection of Redlands Boulevard and New York Street across from the Esri campus
- Redlands – Downtown Station, north of the historic Redlands Santa Fe Depot, between Eureka and Orange Streets
- Redlands – University Station at the University of Redlands at the south end of campus near North University Street
Why do we need it?
- The population of Redlands continue to grow; this project allows for keeping everyone connected and easily able to get to areas of work, leisure, education, and healthcare in an eco-friendly way
Click for Historical Timeline
March: Arrow Diesel Multiple Units arrive for testing
February: Initial testing begins
A ceremony gave way into mainline construction – replacing all the tracks on the 9 mile line, rebuilding 5 bridges, and installing 24 grade crossings
Beginnings of construction – utility relocation, moving sewer and pipelines
Three Diesel Multiple Units (DMU) were ordered with an estimated delivery of 2021
SBCTA envisioned reconnection of San Bernardino and Redlands with an outreach to Los Angeles, and this idea received Environmental Clearance early in the year
The trolley system was abandoned
Pacific Electric “Red Car” trolley system served a line from Redlands to Los Angeles
What do the trains look like?
- Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) will be utilized as a primary vehicle for this project
- They are smaller, quieter, cheaper, and more efficient than standard locomotive haul engines
- The next step is hydrogen powered Zero-Emission Multiple Units (ZEMUs) that will be a trailblazer in North America