Schedules and Hours of Operation

A Controlled One-Lane Tunnel with Alternating Train and Vehicle Use

Phone: 907-566-2244 Toll-free: 877-611-2586 or Tune to: AM 530, Whittier or AM 1610, Portage
Vehicles wait in a staging area at each end until a scheduled departure at fifteen minute intervals.  For freezing temperatures and fixed winter openings, travel is limited to a five minute window. Vehicles must be in line before that time.

SUMMER TUNNEL SCHEDULE

May 1 to September 30: Open daily 5:30 am to 11:15 pm

 

Please Note: The "Walk To Whittier" will not be happening in 2013 at this time.

The Greater Whittier Chamber of Commerce is currently searching for a partner to help with that event.
Any organization interested in partnering on this event should contact the Whittier Chamber of Commerce.
We will keep you posted if something changes. Thank you for your interest.

TIME DIRECTION
5:30 - 5:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
6:00 - 6:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
6:30 - 6:45 am * Bear Valley to Whittier
7:00 - 7:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
7:30 - 7:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
8:00 - 8:15 am * Whittier to Bear Valley
8:30 - 8:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
9:00 - 9:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
9:30 - 9:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
10:00 - 10:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
10:30 - 10:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
11:00 - 11:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
11:30 - 11:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
12:00 - 12:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
12:30 - 12:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
1:00 - 1:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
1:30- 1:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
2:00 - 2:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
2:30 - 2:45 pm * Bear Valley to Whittier
3:00 - 3:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
3:30 - 3:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
4:00 - 4:15 pm * Whittier to Bear Valley
4:30 - 4:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
5:00 - 5:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
5:30 - 5:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
6:00 - 6:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
6:30 - 6:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
7:00 - 7:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
7:30 - 7:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
8:00 - 8:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
8:30 - 8:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
9:00 - 9:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
9:30 - 9:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
10:00 - 10:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
10:30- 10:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
11:00 - 11:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley

Traffic starts at 5:30 a.m., continuing until 11:15 p.m. during the summer, accommodating vehicles most of the time.

Unscheduled trains using the tunnel in addition to the regularly scheduled passenger trains may cause occasional 15 to 30 minute delays. Please plan with this possibility in mind.

*Oversize vehicles are allowed only on Monday through Thursday at these times. See the link: Vehicle Size, Tunnel Restrictions for limitations.

Motorcycle helmets must be worn in the tunnel, and convertible vehicles must have the top in place.

PLEASE HELP TO FACILITATE THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE AT THE STAGING AREA TEN MINUTES BEFORE THE SCHEDULED OPENING.

WINTER TUNNEL SCHEDULE

Effective October 1 to April 30
Open daily 7:00 am to 10:45 pm
The gates are locked at 11:00 pm.

TIME DIRECTION
7:00 - 7:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
7:30 - 7:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
8:00 - 8:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
8:30 - 8:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
9:00 - 9:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
9:30 - 9:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
10:00 - 10:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
10:30 - 10:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
11:00 - 11:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
11:30 - 11:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
12:00 - 12:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
12:30 - 12:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
1:00 - 1:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
1:30 - 1:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
2:00 - 2:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
2:30 - 2:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
3:00 - 3:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
3:30 - 3:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
4:00 - 4:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
4:30 - 4:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
5:00 - 5:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
5:30 - 5:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
6:00 - 6:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
6:30 - 6:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
7:00 - 7:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
7:30 - 7:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
8:00 - 8:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
8:30 - 8:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
9:00 - 9:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
9:30 - 9:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
10:00 - 10:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
10:30 - 10:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier

Traffic starts at 7:00 a.m., continuing until 10:45 p.m. during the winter, accommodating vehicles most of the time.

Unscheduled trains using the tunnel in addition to the regularly scheduled passenger trains may cause occasional 15 to 30 minute delays. Please plan with this possibility in mind.

*Oversize vehicles are allowed only on Monday through Thursday at these times. See the link: Vehicle Size, Tunnel Restrictions for limitations.

Motorcycle helmets must be worn in the tunnel, and convertible vehicles must have the top in place.

During periods of temperatures 32 F or below, the tunnel will be opened for the last 5 minutes of the scheduled opening.

PLEASE HELP TO FACILITATE THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC, PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE AT THE STAGING AREA TEN MINUTES BEFORE THE SCHEDULED OPENING.

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Updated: 12/06/2012