Metrolink Riverside line trains will be running up to 30 minutes late
By Imran Ghori
Trains on the Metrolink Riverside line will see delays of up to 30 minutes through next week after a recent fire damaged a Union Pacific signal house.
Departures on the line that runs from downtown Riverside to Los Angeles Union Station will be between 15 to 30 minutes behind schedule, Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson said Wednesday, July 19.
Officials with the passenger train service were told Monday, July 17, by Union Pacific officials that a signal house along the railroad line near Industry was damaged in a fire, he said. That caused delays to freight traffic and Metrolink trains, Johnson said.
Union Pacific owns the railroad line on which Metrolink runs its trains.
“We’re notifying our riders that the delays could continue through next week,” said Johnson, who added that the railroad is working to minimize delays.
A Union Pacific representative could not be reached Wednesday.
The delays will affect seven stations between downtown Riverside and Los Angeles: Jurupa Valley, Ontario, Pomona, Industry and Montello/Commerce.
Metrolink is suggesting that riders take earlier trains or use other lines, such as the 91/Perris Valley line, which also connects to Union Station from downtown Riverside but goes through Orange County.