Gold Line Station Platform Modifications in May and June 2024

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Rider Alert: Gold Line Station Platform Changes
Station platform construction on the Gold Line is nearly complete. SacRT is reminding riders to watch their step and keep their eyes focused when walking in the station as the platforms have been raised to meet the height requirement of the new low-floor light rail trains. Riders are urged to cross the stations at the ends of each platform and not in the middle of the station. 

SacRT is extending station closure times for Gold Line platform modifications.

Below is the schedule for May and June 2024. It is important to remember that the schedule may change due to various reasons including weather. 

Monday, May 20 – Friday, June 14*  
The outbound platform at Archives Plaza Station  will be closed for customers boarding and deboarding. Light rail trains will travel through Archives Plaza Station; however, passengers will not be able to board or deboard on the outbound side of  the station because of construction activity. The nearest outbound stations are 13th Street Station and  8th & O Station.

Saturday, June 1, 2024
Due to a SacRT related event, there will be a temporary bus bridge in place on Saturday, June 1, 2024 on the Blue and Gold lines between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

Saturday, June 8, 2024
Due to station platform construction that will impact the tracks at Archives Plaza Station, several light rail stations on the Blue and Gold lines will not have light rail service. Instead, bus bridges (shuttle bus between stations) will be in place:   

      • Gold Line: Bus bridge (shuttle buses operate between stations) between 13th Street and Sacramento Valley stations. 
      • Blue Line: Bus bridge (shuttle buses operate between stations) between Globe and 13th Street stations.  

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Due to a SacRT related event, the Green Line will be temporarily suspended between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Riders can use bus route 11. 

Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, 2024
Due to station platform construction that will impact the tracks at Archives Plaza Station, several light rail stations on the Blue and Gold lines will not have light rail service. Instead, bus bridges (shuttle bus between stations) will be in place:   

      • Gold Line: Bus bridge (shuttle buses operate between stations) between 29th Street and Sacramento Valley stations.  
      • Blue Line: Bus bridge (shuttle buses operate between stations) between Globe and Broadway stations.  

*No bus bridge (shuttle bus between stations) will be available during these closures. 

GOLD LINE STATION CLOSURES 

Due to station platform construction at Archives Plaza Station, light rail service disruptions will be in place through Friday, June 14, 2024.

Monday, May 20 – Friday, June 14, 2024
The outbound platform at Archives Plaza Station  will be closed for customers boarding and deboarding. Light rail trains will travel through Archives Plaza Station; however, passengers will not be able to board or deboard on the outbound side of  the station because of construction activity. The nearest outbound stations are 13th Street Station and  8th & O Station. No shuttle bus is available. 

Map Archives Plaza Closure May 20 24, 2024 update 2
Map Archives Plaza Closure May 20 24, 2024 update 2

Saturday, June 1, 2024
Due to a planned SacRT event that will impact tracks at 13th Street Station,  several light rail stations on the Blue and Gold lines will not have light rail service. Instead, bus bridges (shuttle bus between stations) will be in place between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.:

  • Gold Line: Bus bridge (shuttle buses operate between stations) between 29th Street and Sacramento Valley stations. 
  • Blue Line: Bus bridge (shuttle buses operate between stations) between Cathedral Square and Broadway stations. 
Maps for 13th St Closure June 1, 2024
Maps for 13th St Closure June 1, 2024

Saturday, June 1, 2024     

Blue Line     

  • First Bus at Cathedral Square Station – 7:39 a.m.     
  • Last Bus at Cathedral Square Station – 2:54 p.m.     
  • First Bus at Broadway Station – 7:46 a.m.     
  • Last Bus at Broadway Station – 3:01 p.m.     

Gold Line    

  • First Bus at Sacramento Valley Station – 7:49 a.m.     
  • Last Bus at Sacramento Valley Station – 3:04 p.m.     
  • First Bus at 29th Street Station – 7:44 a.m.     
  • Last Bus at 29th Street Station – 2:59 p.m.     

Bus Bridge Locations:  

BLUE LINE   

Cathedral Square Bus Service 

  • Travel toward Watt/I-80: at platform 
  • Travel toward CRC: at platform 

9th & K Street Station Bus Service   

  • Travel toward Watt/I-80: at platform   

Archives Plaza Station Bus Service   

  • Travel toward CRC:  corner of 11th and O St NB. 
  • Travel toward Watt/I-80: corner of 11th and O St NB. 

13th Street Station Bus Service   

  • Travel toward Watt/I-80: on 13th St by crossing arms.   
  • Travel toward CRC: on 13th St by crossing arms.   

GOLD LINE:

Sacramento Valley Station Bus Service   

  • At Sacramento Valley Station: Inside bus loop at Route 30 bus stop   

7th & I/County Center Station Bus Service   

  • Travel toward Sunrise/Folsom: On 7th Street just after H Street at Bus Stop (Stop ID 222)   

7th & Capitol Station Bus Service   

  • Travel toward Sunrise/Folsom: Route 51 bus stop on 7th past Capitol  (Stop ID 225) 

8th & O Street Station Bus Service   

  • Travel toward Sunrise/Folsom: Route 51 bus stop on 7th and O Street (Stop ID 10012) 

8th & H/County Center Station Bus Service   

  • Travel toward Sacramento Valley Station: On 8th Street just after I Street   

8th & K Street Station Bus Service   

  • Travel toward Sacramento Valley Station: On 8th Street just past K Street   

8th & Capitol Station Bus Service   

  • Travel toward Sacramento Valley Station: On 8th Street just past N Street   

Archives Plaza Station Bus Service   

  • Travel toward Sacramento Valley Station: corner of 11th and O St NB. 

13th Street Station Bus Service   

  • Travel toward Sacramento Valley Station: On 13th St at crossing arms.   
  • Travel toward Sunrise/Historic Folsom Stations: Light rail service available.  

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 late 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). 

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