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Metrolink to begin 91/Perris Valley Line service in June


Metrolink plans to launch service along the 91/Perris Valley Line on June 6. The launch will mark the Southern California commuter railroad's first extension since the Antelope Valley Line was built in 1994.

The extension will serve four additional stations in Riverside County: Riverside-Hunter Park/UCR, Moreno Valley/March Field, Perris-Downtown and Perris-South, Metrolink and Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) officials announced yesterday in a press release.

"We are very excited the residents of the Perris Valley will soon be able to board Metrolink stations in their community and reach areas through Southern California," said Metrolink Vice Chair Daryl Busch, who also is the mayor of Perris and a commission member. "Metrolink and RCTC staff have worked incredibly hard to make this concept a reality."

The 24-mile extension enhanced 15 grade crossings in the county. Safety improvements included flashing warning devices, gates, raised center medians, striping and pavement markings. The project also included the addition of pedestrian crosswalks at two crossings and the permanent closure of two others.

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