RT to Temporarily Close 7th & Capitol Light Rail Station for Phase 1 of Systemwide Station Improvements

May 6, 2016 RT News
CONTACT: Alane Masui DATE: May 6, 2016

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) will begin Phase 1 of a systemwide station improvement project on Monday, May 9, 2016, when construction begins to revitalize three light rail stations in downtown Sacramento. The stations scheduled for improvements are the 7th & Capitol, 8th & K, and St. Rose of Lima Park (9th & K) stations. The construction is scheduled to be complete in September 2016.

The 7th & Capitol Station will be closed for approximately four months before a grand re-opening in September. Passengers are encouraged to use the St. Rose of Lima Park (7th & K) or 8th & O light rail stations as alternatives.

The 7th & Capitol Station is planned as the flagship station for light rail service to the Golden 1 Center, where RT expects thousands of people will board and alight for Sacramento Kings games, marquee concerts and other events. A complete station renovation is planned, with the addition of two new shelters, new station furniture, improved lighting and additional signage.

New shelters, lighting and signage are planned for the 8th & K Station. The St. Rose of Lima Park (9th & K) Station will feature new lighting and signage. These two stations will remain open during construction, with periodic closures and much of the key work occurring at night or on weekends.

RT is also finalizing plans to improve five key park-and-ride stations throughout the system: Florin, Franklin, Roseville Road, Sunrise and Watt/Manlove. The emphasis will be placed on upgrading lighting, installing additional security cameras, improving wayfinding, and improving the overall appearance of the stations.