Locally, rail freight services are provided by Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and Union Pacific (UP). Railroads led to the early developments of this County and continue to be a major part of the local economy. Both BNSF and UP tracks move a significant amount of goods through the Colton Crossing, which is one of the busiest at-grade crossings, and which allows local manufacturers and import-processing operations to ship long-haul cargo at lower costs than by using ground transportation. Please check out the information from the two railroads for more information:
To access non-containerized rail service, you need to utilize a transloader. Please check out the map of local transloaders for more information.
Passenger rail service is provided by Metrolink, which is operated by the Southern California Railroad Authority (SCRRA). Metrolink's regional heavy-rail service connects San Bernardino Valley communities with the rest of Southern California, and to the rest of the nation through its connection to Amtrak's long-distance services. Its connection with MetroRail in Los Angeles County also allows for convenient connections to Metro's light-rail services.