SacRT to Temporarily Close 13th Street Light Rail Station for Switch Replacement

June 9, 2017 Featured, RT News
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SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) will temporarily shut down the 13th Street light rail station on Friday, June 9, at 7 p.m. until the start of service on Monday, June 12.

A 30-year-old switch must be replaced as part of the system’s maintenance. The aging switch is a critical component, as all three SacRT light rail lines operate through the 13th Street Station.

During the closure, the Blue Line light rail service will be temporarily discontinued between the Broadway and the Cathedral Square (10th & K and 11th & K) light rail stations. The Gold Line light rail service will be temporarily discontinued between the 39th Street and the Sacramento Valley light rail stations. The Green Line light rail service will be temporarily discontinued between the 13th Street and the 7th & Richards/Township 9 light rail stations.

Buses will transport passengers between stations during the temporary closure. For a detailed bus schedule visit sacrt.com and click on the “RT Rider Alert” link.

During this time, no parking will be available in the alley adjacent to the light rail station. To ensure the switch replacement is completed by Monday morning, crews will work 24 hours a day throughout the weekend.

About Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT)
SacRT operates approximately 69 bus routes and 43 miles of light rail throughout Sacramento County, including the cities of Citrus Heights, Folsom, Rancho Cordova and Elk Grove. Sacramento buses and light rail trains operate 365 days a year. SacRT’s entire bus and light rail system is accessible to the disabled community and additional ADA services are provided through Paratransit, Inc.