Gold Line Station Platform Modifications in February 2024

February 24, 2024 General, SacRT in Community

SacRT is extending station closure times for Gold Line platform modifications in February 2024. Service disruptions will be in place on the Gold Line between Monday, February 26 and Friday, March 1, 2024.

Below is the tentative schedule for February 2024. It is important to remember that the schedule may change due to various reasons including weather.

Monday, February 26 – Wednesday, February 28, 2024 (Cordova Town Center Station Closed – No Light Rail Service)
Light rail trains will travel through Cordova Town Center Station; however, customers will not be able to board or deboard. A shuttle bus will pick up and drop off riders between Cordova Town Center and Sunrise stations for passengers needing to board and exit the train. 

Thursday, February 29 – Friday, March 1, 2024 (Cordova Town Center Station Closed – No Light Rail Service)
Gold Line: Bus bridge (shuttle buses operate between stations) between Mather Field/Mills  and Sunrise stations. 

GOLD LINE STATION CLOSURES AT CORDOVA TOWN CENTER STATION

Monday, February 26 –  Wednesday, February 28, 2024 (Cordova Town Center Station Closed – No Light Rail Service)
Light rail trains will travel through Cordova Town Center Station; however, customers will not be able to board or deboard. A shuttle bus will pick up and drop off riders between Cordova Town Center and Sunrise stations for passengers needing to board and exit the train.

Shuttle Bus Stop Schedule:

  • First Bus at Cordova Town Center Station – 4:28 a.m. 
  • Last Bus at Cordova Town Center Station – 11:28 a.m. 
  • First Bus at Sunrise Station – 4:58 a.m. 
  • Last Bus at Sunrise Station –11:43 p.m. 

Shuttle Bus Stop Locations:

  • Cordova Town Center Station: Folsom Boulevard (westbound) just before the pedestrian crossing.
  • Sunrise Station: Folsom Boulevard (westbound) just east of Village Drive near the Safeway Center.

Thursday, February 29  – Friday, March 1, 2024 (Cordova Town Center Station Closed – No Light Rail Service)
Gold Line: Bus bridge (shuttle buses operate between stations) between Mather Field/Mills  and Sunrise stations.

Shuttle Bus Stop Schedule:

Thursday, February 29, 2024:

  • First Bus at Mather Field/Mills Station – 4:28 a.m.
  • Last Bus at Mather Field/Mills Station –11:28 p.m.
  • First Bus at Sunrise Station – 4:58 a.m.
  • Last Bus at Sunrise Station  – 11:43 p.m.

Friday, March 1, 2024:

  • First Bus at Mather Field/Mills Station – 4:28 a.m.
  • Last Bus at Mather Field/Mills Station –2:58 p.m.
  • First Bus at Sunrise Station – 4:58 a.m.
  • Last Bus at Sunrise Station  – 2:58 p.m.

Shuttle Bus Stop Locations:

Mather Field/Mills Station

  • Travel toward Sacramento Valley Station: Light rail service available
  • Travel toward Sunrise/Historic Folsom: Folsom Boulevard (eastbound) at bus stop next to the platform.

Zinfandel Station

  • Travel toward Sacramento Valley Station: Folsom Boulevard (westbound) just east of Village Drive near the Safeway Center.
  • Travel toward Sunrise/Historic Folsom: Folsom Boulevard (eastbound) at second bus stop next to the inbound platform.

Cordova Town Center Station

  • Travel toward Sacramento Valley Station: Folsom Boulevard (westbound) just before the pedestrian crossing.
  • Travel toward Sunrise/Historic Folsom: Folsom Boulevard (eastbound) at second bus stop next to inbound platform.

Sunrise Station

  • Travel toward Sacramento Valley Station: Folsom Blvd next to the inbound platform.
  • Travel toward Sunrise/Historic Folsom: Light Rail service available to Iron Point .

Note: Gold Line train service travels between Sacramento Valley Station and Iron Point Station only. A bus bridge is in place between Iron Point Station and Historic Folsom beginning January 2, 2024 through summer 2024. Visit sacrt.com/folsom15 for details.

Customers are encouraged to download the free Alert SacRT app (Google Play and the App Store) to stay informed.

About the Project: 

Gold Line stations are being modified to meet the requirements of the new low-floor light rail vehicles. After each station modification is completed, other stations will be temporarily closed in phases.  

In this first phase, SacRT has funding to modify 29 Gold Line Stations between Historic Folsom Station and Sacramento Valley Station. The next phase will modify 19 Blue Line Stations. A total of 48 stations platforms need to be modified.  

Riders will be notified about upcoming service disruptions in advance. To stay informed of light rail service disruptions, download the free Alert SacRT app from the App Store or Google Play.  

The station modifications are one part of the Light Rail Modernization Project, which also include adding a passing track to provide 15-minute service to Folsom area stations and the purchase of new low-floor light rail vehicles.  

Light Rail Modernization Project 

SacRT is in the process of updating the light rail network with its Light Rail Modernization Project. This project will modernize the light rail system with new low-floor light rail vehicles, updated station platforms and a “passing track” in Folsom.  

The Project Includes: 

  • Installing a second track or “passing track” between Parkshore Drive and Bidwell Street in Folsom to operate 15-minute service, between Sunrise and Historic Folsom Stations, rather than the existing 30-minute service.  
  • Purchase new low-floor light rail vehicles to modernize the aging light rail fleet.  
  • Station conversions to accommodate the new low-floor light rail vehicles.  

Learn more at sacrt.com/modernization.  

Plan your Trip on SacRT 

For trip planning assistance, visit sacrt.com/planyourtrip or call 916-321-BUSS (2877).