SacRT Light Rail Service Disruption Schedule for May 2023
Closures for Light Rail Platform Modifications and Overhead Wire Pole Replacement
The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is reminding community members of upcoming light rail service disruptions in May 2023. SacRT is actively working on station platform modifications to meet the height requirements for the new low-floor light rail vehicles, most of the construction efforts take place during weekends to limit the impact to riders. A bus bridge (special shuttle buses) will be in place during the weekend closures to take riders between impacted light rail stations.
Saturday, May 13 – Sunday, 14, 2023: Gold and Blue Line Service Disruption in Downtown Sacramento
Due to station platform modification construction at the 8th & Capitol and 8th & K Street stations, a bus bridge will be in place on the Blue and Gold lines from the start of service on Saturday, May 13 through to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 14.
Gold Line: Bus bridge between 13th Street and Sacramento Valley stations.
Blue Line: Bus bridge between 13th Street and Cathedral Square (10th & K and 11th & K) stations.
Saturday, May 20 – Sunday, 21, 2023: Blue Line Light Rail Service Disruption in North Area
A bus bridge will be in place on the north area Blue Line between Alkali Flat/La Valentina and Watt/I-80 stations the weekend of May 20 – 21, 2023, for overhead wire pole replacement repair work at Marconi Station. A bus bridge will be available to transport riders between stations from the start of service on Saturday, May 20 through 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 21.
NOTE: No planned construction work Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 – 29).
Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, June 2, 2023: Temporary Closure of 7th & Capitol Station
The 7th & Capitol Station will be temporarily closed the week of Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2 for station construction. Trains will travel through the station; however, they will not pick up or drop off passengers at this station. No other station will be impacted.
Note that a bus bridge will not be available at the 7th & Capitol Station during the weekday closure due to safety concerns (read below for bus service during the weekend). The closest light rail stations for Gold Line service are 7th & I/County Center Station and the 8th & O Station. The closest stations on the Blue Line are the 10th & K Station and 8th & O Station.
Saturday, June 3 – Sunday, June 4, 2023: Gold and Blue Line Service Disruption in Downtown Sacramento
Due to station platform modification construction at the 7th & Capitol Station, a bus bridge will be in place on the Blue and Gold lines from the start of service on Saturday, June 3 through 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 4. Normal service resumes at
5 p.m. During the weekend closure, the bus bridge will serve the 7th & Capitol Station.
Gold Line: A bus bridge between 13th Street and Sacramento Valley stations.
Blue Line: A bus bridge between 13th Street and Cathedral Square stations.
SacRT urges riders to download the free Alert SacRT app and check the website at sacrt.com/stationclosures for the most up to date information on the rolling station closures and light rail service disruptions.
To learn more about the Light Rail Modernization Project, which includes the station platform modifications, new low-floor light rail vehicles, and adding a passing tracking to offer 15-minute service to Folsom area stations, visit sacrt.com/modernization.