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RT to Operate Test Trains on Blue Line Light Rail Extension

 

CONTACT: Alane Masui Friday, June 26, 2015
PHONE: 916-556-0121 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
On Monday, June 29, 2015, the Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) will begin operating test trains on the Blue Line to Cosumnes River College (CRC) light rail extension currently under construction. Test trains will operate between the Meadowview light rail station and Cosumnes River College from approximately 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly until the opening of the Blue Line to CRC in September 2015.

Test trains will travel through the intersections of Franklin Boulevard and Cosumnes River Boulevard, and Center Parkway and Cosumnes River Boulevard. Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are advised to use caution and be aware of grade crossing gates and signals. Delays may occur at the grade crossings and alternate routes should be used if possible.

The overhead catenary system (OCS), located above the light rail tracks, provides high voltage electricity to the light rail vehicles and has been activated. The OCS carries 950 volts of electricity and is dangerous. The public is advised to stay clear of the light rail tracks and equipment, and more than 10 feet from wires and poles.

The public is reminded to adhere to the following safety rules:
Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings when near tracks or in stations.
Look and listen for trains. Light rail trains can travel at any time from either direction and are relatively quiet. After a train has passed, a second train might be traveling from the opposite direction.
Whether on foot, bike or in a vehicle, it is illegal to go around moving or lowered crossing gates.

The 4.3-mile Blue Line to CRC light rail extension will include four new stations: Morrison Creek (will open when future development occurs in the area), Franklin, Center Parkway and Cosumnes River College.

For more information, visit the project website at blueline2crc.com.

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