USA: Construction paintings for the 14·5 km Redlands Passenger Rail Project in southern California are on course to start later this yr, following the choice of Flatiron Construction Corp as the preferred bidder for the $154m predominant works agreement. The $312m Redlands project is being promoted with the aid of the San Bernadino County Transit Authority. The line will run from San Bernadino to the University of Redlands campus, serving intermediate stations at Tippecanoe Ave, New York St, and Downtown Redlands. Trains might connect with southern California’s Metrolink commuter rail community at San Bernadino.
The undertaking uses a former Santa Fe freight railway alignment, and Flatiron has committed to ensuring that freight trains can maintain to operate for the duration of the construction period. It also says a lot of the materials used will be recycled wh, ich is feasible. SBCTA ordered three dual-phase Stadler Flirt DMUs remaining 12 months to function as the all-day Arrowthat’sl provider that will begin jogging in late 2021. Trains would run hourly or 1/2-hourly for the morning and nighttime peaks. In addition, Metrolink Express loco-hauled thru trains that will link Los Angeles and Downtown Redlands at peak instances.