RailPAC Supports Changes to the Sunset Limited Route

By Richard Silver, Executive Director — RailPAC has just heard that there will be a change in the California portion of the Sunset Limited Route in the Ontario/Pomona area.

Specifically, the train will follow the current route out of LA Union Station, stop at the Pomona station, and then after leaving Pomona will change to the Metrolink route that goes through Riverside, then connect back to the original route at Colton Junction, therefore bypassing the very congested Union Pacific Colton yard.

The Ontario stop will be dropped.

This should eliminate some of the delays the Sunset has been experiencing.

While there most likely not be a stop at the Riverside Metrolink station (where the Southwest Chief also stops) originally, in all likelihood it will be added in the near future.

RailPAC has been urging this change for some time, and applauds Amtrak for considering this change.

Let us know what you think!

This information is being sent to you by the Rail Passenger Association of California (RailPAC). RailPAC is the largest rail advocacy group in California & Nevada working for the expansion and improvement of passenger rail service. (

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