Light Rail Modernization: Station Platform Modifications 

January 5, 2023 General

Light rail station platforms will need to be modified to provide access for riders on the new low-floor light rail vehicles. The station platforms are required to be at least eight inches above the top of rail track to allow for the ramp to deploy from the vehicle to the station platform with the proper slope for passengers to board. Most stations (48 of 53) serving the light rail system do not have platforms that meet the eight-inch requirement and will need to be raised.   

59th Street Station Closure
Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5, 2023 

Due to construction efforts for the low-floor station modifications, the 59th Street Station will be closed the weekend of February 4-5, 2023. The closure will impact light rail travel on the Gold Line. 

A bus bridge (buses) will be in place between 29th Street and Power Inn light rail stations from the start of morning service on Saturday, February 4, 2023, through the end of service on Sunday, February 5, 2023. 

Normal light rail service will resume on Monday, February 6, 2023.  

Learn more at sacrt.com/stationclosure.

SacRT will modify the Gold Line station platforms in two phases:  

  • In the first phase, a portion of the station will be modified to allow for a two-car low-floor train by pouring concrete to raise the platform eight inches above the top of rail track. The construction is expected to be completed by summer 2024.  
  • In the second phase, an additional raised platform will be placed adjacent to the Phase 1 platform to accommodate a three-car low-floor train.  
  • Following the completion of Gold Line station platform modifications, the Blue Line station platforms will be modified to accommodate the new low-floor light rail vehicles.