Latest Activity – BLUELINE TO COSUMNES RIVER COLLEGE OVERHEAD WIRES GO LIVE
RT has activated high voltage wires above the light rail tracks along the Blue Line to Cosumnes River College (CRC) light rail extension currently under construction. Stay clear of this high voltage area and the overhead wires, which are extremely dangerous!
RT will be operating light rail test trains between the Meadowview Station and the new Cosumnes River College Station starting later this month. Testing may take place at any time during the day or night, and will continue until the opening of the Blue Line to CRC light rail service in September 2015.
Pedestrians and bicyclists should be careful around the new light rail tracks. 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.
• Avoid the danger of distraction caused by cell phones, headphones or other electronic devices.
• 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.
• It is prohibited to ride bicycles, skateboards or rollerblades in stations.
• Never use light rail tracks for walking, jogging or taking shortcuts.
For information about RT’s “See Tracks? Think Train!” light rail safety campaign, visit sacrt.com.
Civil Construction Underway
Tree Removal Mitigation
Removal of some trees along the alignment of the Blueline to CRC will be necessary to facilitate the construction of the light rail track and stations for this important light rail extension. Every effort has been made to minimize the number of trees being removed, and replacement trees will be planted along the alignment, the CRC campus and at the new stations as construction is completed. In fact, RT will be planting 1.6 trees for every tree removed. To learn more about how tree removal is being mitigated for please view Chapter Four – Affected Environment in the Final EIR/S. It can be viewed here.