Amtrak/Folsom                      Return to Site Map

Related Topics
Amtrak Folsom  
   New Stations/Photos  
   50Corridor.com  
   Station Map  
   Community Relations  
   Press Releases  
South Line Phase II  
New Light Rail Vehicles  
Light Rail Fact Sheet  
Downtown/Natomas/Airport  
RT Funding  
   20-Year Vision Map  
 

Regional Transit Logo
New Stations/Photos
 


Stations
There will be eight new light rail stations: Downtown Sacramento Amtrak, Zinfandel Drive, Cordova Town Center, Sunrise Boulevard, Hazel Road, Iron Point Road, Glenn and Historic Folsom.

All stations will have wheelchair accessible platforms that will meet American Disability Act (ADA) requirements. Most stations will have platforms at top-of-rail elevations, but the platforms at the Amtrak and Historic Folsom stations will be slightly higher. Double-track stations will also have side platforms. Park-and-ride lots will be built at the Sunrise Boulevard, Hazel Avenue, Iron Point Road, Glenn and Historic Folsom.

The station platforms will be approximately 400 feet long to accommodate a four-car light rail train without it extending into traffic intersections. Passenger amenities will include: covered shelter with comfortable seating, telephones, landscaping, drinking fountains, bicycle racks and lockers, information kiosk and easy access for elderly riders and passengers with disabilities.

Design details and landscaping plans will be refined during the final design phase of the project giving the public an opportunity to review and comment on them.

To reduce the amount of street traffic at light rail crossings, RT is implementing a program that will minimize the time that rail crossing gates are down. A timed delay mechanism will be used to close the gates only when the train is ready to depart the station and proceed through the intersection. This will considerably reduce traffic backup on local streets. Trains not making stops at stations will also be identified, and the crossing gate down time will be reduced.

For station details, please click on station:

Project Stations

Downtown Sacramento Amtrak Station
Back to top

The Downtown Sacramento Amtrak Light Rail Station will be located between the current Amtrak train platforms and the Amtrak depot buildings at the end of H Street, just east of I-5. This site is part of a proposal to renovate the depot and redevelop the surrounding rail yard area. Details of how to integrate the light rail station into the development plan will be worked out as the development proposal proceeds.

The station will have two tracks with side platforms and two storage tracks extending west. The main platforms will have both a ramp and a wheelchair lift. Because of the proximity to the former Amtrak depot building, platform amenities are limited to benches and fare vending equipment beneath a shelter canopy.

Station Architect: Acanthus

Horn Station
Back to top

Construction of this station is on hold depending on the status of the project budget.

Station Architect: To be determined

Zinfandel Station
 images/zinfandel17.jpg (87493 bytes) images/zinfandel17.jpg (87493 bytes) 
(click on photo to enlarge)
Back to top

The Zinfandel Station will be just west of Zinfandel Drive on the south side of Folsom Boulevard. The existing freight track will be moved southward within the right-of-way to provide space for the new platform and pedestrian access will be from Zinfandel Drive and Folsom Boulevard.

Station Architect: Amphion

Cordova Town Center
images/kilgore18.jpg (64847 bytes) images/kilgore18b.jpg (98051 bytes)
(click on photo to enlarge)  
 
Back to top

The Cordova Town Center  will be located west of the Highway 50 overcrossing, about 500 feet west of Kilgore Road. It will be on the west side of Olson Drive where it intersects with Folsom Boulevard. It will consist of side platforms and the existing freight track will be moved southward within the right-of-way to provide the necessary space. Pedestrian access will be from Folsom Boulevard and a retaining wall will be required to retain the fill slope at the overcrossing.

Station Architect: Amphion

Sunrise Station and Park-and-Ride Lot
 images/sunrise20.jpg (64847 bytes) images/sunrise19.jpg (98051 bytes)
(click on photo to enlarge)
Back to top

The Sunrise Station will have two side platforms, one on each side of the light rail double-tracks. The northern platform will have a bus drop-off along Folsom Boulevard. Because this station will be a bus terminal during parts of the day, mini-high wheelchair access ramps will be provided at each ends of both platforms.

A pedestrian grade crossing over the freight track will connect the light rail platforms with the 487-space park-and-ride lot, which will be constructed in phases based on parking demand. The crossing will be equipped with signs, bells and lights similar to the pedestrian grade crossing at existing light rail stations such as Power Inn. Access to the lot will be from Sunrise Boulevard, Trade Center Drive and Folsom Boulevard.

As part of this project, a light rail bridge will be build over Sunrise Boulevard to eliminate any traffic congestion in this area due to light rail.

Station Architect: Amphion

Hazel Station and Park-and-Ride Lot
images/hazel21.jpg (84806 bytes) images/hazel21.jpg (84806 bytes)
(click on photo to enlarge)
Back to top

The Hazel Station will be in between Nimbus Road/Hazel Avenue and Aerojet Road on the single-track segment. It will have a single platform between the light rail track and the freight track.

Three pedestrian crossings will provide access to the 432-space park-and-ride lot located on the far side of the freight track, which will be constructed in phases based on parking demand. The crossings will be equipped with signs, bells and lights similar to the pedestrian grade crossing at existing light rail stations such as Power Inn and a new driveway will connect the lot to Nimbus Road.

Station Architect: Acanthus

Iron Point Station and Park-and-Ride Lot
images/ironpoint22.jpg (95750 bytes) images/ironpoint23.jpg (72816 bytes)
(click on photo to enlarge)
Back to top

The Iron Point Station will be located between Iron Point Road and Natoma Station Drive in the City of Folsom. The station will consist of a single platform south of the track.

Two park-and-ride lots designed by the City of Folsom will be located on each side of Iron Point Road. The main lot, with approximately 136 spaces, will be next to the light rail platform with driveways to Iron Point Road and Natoma Station Drive. A smaller 80-space lot will be located south of Iron Point Road with driveways to Iron Point Road and the adjacent shopping center. The parking lots will be constructed in phases based on parking demand.

Station Architect: Acanthus

Glenn Station and Park-and-Ride Lot
  (click on photo to enlarge)
Back to top

The Glenn Station platform will be located south of Glenn Drive with a 165-space park-and-ride lot located next to the south side of the track. The parking lot will have access driveways from Glenn Drive and Coolidge Drive. It will be constructed in phases based on parking demand. Pedestrian access to the platform will be from the park-and-ride lot and Glenn Drive.

Station Architect: Acanthus

Historic Folsom Station and Park-and-Ride Lot
images/downtownfolsom24.jpg (76400 bytes) images/downtownfolsom25.jpg (45176 bytes)
(click on photo to enlarge)
Back to top

The Historic Folsom Station will located at the end of Folsomís historic Railroad Block located between the end of the Sutter Street off-ramp and the recently re-constructed Leidesdorff Street. The design of the station will be integrated with a parking lot and other facilities planned by the City of Folsom as part of the historic Railroad Block Master Plan.

The cityís proposed design includes three parking areas with a total of approximately 102 parking spaces to be shared by light rail patrons and the patrons of the proposed excursion train. One parking area will be south of Leidesdorff and just west of the light rail platform with parking on the Leidesdorff overcrossing "lid" structure. The other two parking areas will be north of Leidesdorff and just west of Folsom Boulevard.

The track at the end of the platform will lie partially on the Leidesdorff overcrossing "lid" structure allowing room for a four-car train while preserving accommodations for the City of Folsom proposed future track extension onto the new American River Bridge. A two-car storage track will be located west of the main track.

Station Architect: Acanthus

Back to top

  Sacramento Regional Transit District