Latest Activity – TEST TRAINS TO OPERATE ON THE BLUE LINE TO CRC
TEST TRAINS TO OPERATE ON THE BLUE LINE TO CRC
Monday, June 29 through Friday, July 17
5 p.m. to 4 a.m.
RT will operate 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 for the next three weeks.
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.
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.