RT Light Rail Service Temporarily Suspended Between Marconi/Arcade and 10th & K Stations – Buses will transport passengers between stations
|CONTACT: Susan Bitar||DATE: September 8, 2016|
|CELL: 916-812-0369||FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SAC RT) will temporarily suspend light rail service on the northeast portion of the Blue Line in order to pull fiber-optic cable for communication upgrades. From 1:30 a.m. Saturday, September 10 until 4:15 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, light rail trains will not operate between the Marconi/Arcade and 10th & K light rail stations. Buses will transport passengers between stations. For details, passengers can visit sacrt.com and look for A-frame signs at stations.
RT’s contractor will complete the connection of fiber-optic cable between stations. Fiber-optic cable is used for telephone, hi-speed communications such as RT’s digital message signs, camera surveillance and the future Connect Card. While the work is only at two of RT’s light rail stations, Globe and Alkali Flat/La Valentina, a larger section of the northeast portion of the Blue Line must be shut down due to the location of power substations and switches.
During the work RT’s overhead contact system will be deactivated, which provide RT facilities staff an opportunity to conduct maintenance work on the American River Bridge, the 12th Street underpass and other areas along the right-of-way.
For shuttle bus details visit sacrt.com.
About Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT)
RT operates approximately 69 fixed routes and 43 miles of light rail that covers a 418 square-mile service area. Buses and light rail trains operate 365 days a year. RT’s entire bus and light rail system is accessible to the disabled community.
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