For those that utilize the light rail into Sacramento, more weekend closures have been announced for construction ahead.

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The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is continuing construction on station modifications to accommodate the platform height requirements for its modern new low-floor light rail trains. The next set of station closures on the Gold Line will be the 48th Street and 39th Street light stations. 

To reduce impact to light rail service, crews will work overnight each weekend to complete the station platform modifications. The first station closure was at the 59th Street Station.  

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48th Street Closure (February 18 – 19): 

The 48th Street Station, will be closed the weekend of February 18-19, 2023.  A bus bridge (bus service) will be in place between the 29th Street and Power Inn light rail stations from the start of morning service on Saturday, February 18, 2023 through end of service day on Sunday, February 19, 2023. Normal light rail service will resume on Monday, February 20, 2023. 

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39th Street Closure (February 25 – 26): 

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The 39th Street Station will close on Friday, February 24 starting at 7:30 p.m. to begin preliminary construction efforts for the weekend closure on February 25-26, 2023. On Friday, February 24, a bus bridge will be in place at 39th Street Station between 29th Street and 48th Street stations. 

During the weekend, a bus bridge will be in place between the 29th Street and Power Inn stations from the start of morning service on Saturday, February 25, 2023 through end of service day on Sunday, February 26, 2023. Normal light rail service will resume on Monday, February 27, 2023. 

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During construction, the Fare Vending Machines and Connect Card Readers may not be available for use at the closed stations, so riders will need to use a different station if they need to purchase fare.  

After the next two stations are successfully completed, additional Gold Line stations will be temporarily closed in phases each weekend. 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.  

For more details on the closure including bus bridge details, visit sacrt.com/stationclosure.  

Sacramento Regional Transit has announced that Gold Line Light Rail Stations will be impacted the Weekends of 
February 18 – 19 and February 25 – 26. Photo: SacRT
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