Arrow Launches Between San Bernardino and Redlands

San Bernardino Celebrates the Arrow Train Line Opening
Posted on Oct 21, 2022
Arrow Ribbon Cutting

San Bernardino Celebrates the Launch of the Arrow Train Line

On Friday, October 21, officials and residents from the region came together to celebrate the opening of the Arrow train line, with service to five stations over nine miles between the downtown San Bernardino Transit Center and the University of Redlands. Passenger service begins on Monday, October 24.

The ribbon cutting ceremony included Congressman Pete Aguilar, San Bernardino Mayor John Valdivia, Council Members Kimberly Calvin and Damon Alexander, Assembly member James Ramos, County Supervisor Dawn Rowe, Redlands Mayor Paul Barich, and representatives from the San Bernardino County Transportation Agency, Metrolink, among others.

The Redlands Passenger Rail Project, known as Arrow, has been more than a decade in the making. It features new tracks, enhanced street crossings, quiet zones, and five stations along the 9-mile route between downtown San Bernardino and Redlands. Arrow's new train engines bring state-of-the-art clean-air rail technology to one of the world’s busiest transportation corridors.

Five new stations will connect residents, businesses, and visitors to a variety of leisure, education, healthcare, and other destinations. The new stations are San Bernardino – Downtown Station located at Rialto Avenue and E Street, San Bernardino – Tippecanoe Station located between Victoria Avenue and Hardt Street, Redlands – ESRI Station across from the ESRI campus, Redlands – Downtown Station just north of the historic Redlands Santa Fe Depot, and Redlands – University Station at the south end of the campus.

The trains will be operated by Metrolink.

In addition to the new rail line, a new bus route will soon be coming to connect Arrow riders with downtown San Bernardino.

SB Connect, Omnitrans’ newest Omniconnect shuttle service, will connect commuters and other travelers from the San Bernardino Transit Center (SBTC) to downtown courts, county offices, and the San Bernardino Government Center. The new SB Connect service will operate on weekdays only, with timed connections to Arrow service trips from 6 AM – 7 PM.

Transfers from the Metrolink/Arrow to SB Connect will be free.