A report on Gold Line (Sacramento RT)

Gold Line short turn train street running through Downtown Sacramento
A CAF trainset Train at Mather Field/Mills station
A CAF LRV at Archives Plaza Station

Light rail transit line in the Sacramento Regional Transit District light rail system.

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Gold Line short turn train street running through Downtown Sacramento

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Sacramento County, California

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County located in the U.S. state of California.

County located in the U.S. state of California.

Sacramento
Pocket-Greenhaven
Elk Grove
Folsom Lake
1885 map showing the boundaries of the county's 14 civil townships

It operates bus services, as well as light rail services on the Blue, Green, and Gold lines.

Rancho Cordova, California

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City in Sacramento County, California, United States which was incorporated in 2003.

City in Sacramento County, California, United States which was incorporated in 2003.

The city is served by Sacramento Regional Transit's various bus lines and the Gold Line light rail line, though fewer than 0.1 percent of commuters to Rancho Cordova use the line according to the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey (2010–2012).

Folsom, California

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City in Sacramento County, California, United States.

City in Sacramento County, California, United States.

The Georgia Murray Building

The railway was abandoned in the 1980s but opened up as the terminus of the Gold Line of Sacramento Regional Transit District's light rail service in 2005.

Blue Line (Sacramento RT)

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Light rail line in the Sacramento Regional Transit District system.

Light rail line in the Sacramento Regional Transit District system.

A train bound for Watt/I-80 in Downtown Sacramento, July 2019

Reaching downtown, the Blue Line goes back to two tracks going south on 12th, turns west on K Street, and splits into one-way tracks for 7th and 8th Streets where it joins the Gold and Green Lines.

Sacramento Valley Station

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Amtrak railway station in the city of Sacramento, California, at 401 I Street on the corner of Fifth Street.

Amtrak railway station in the city of Sacramento, California, at 401 I Street on the corner of Fifth Street.

A Capitol Corridor train at Sacramento in August 2016
Thruway Motorcoach buses at Sacramento Valley Station
A Gold Line train at Sacramento Valley Station in 2019
The westbound California Zephyr at Sacramento in February 1985
Map of the track relocation project

It is also the western terminus of the Sacramento RT Gold Line light rail system and the Route 30 bus serving Sacramento State University.

Light rail car wearing a promotional Green Line wrap

Green Line (Sacramento RT)

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Light rail transit line in the Sacramento Regional Transit District light rail system.

Light rail transit line in the Sacramento Regional Transit District light rail system.

Light rail car wearing a promotional Green Line wrap

Reaching downtown, the Green Line goes to two tracks at G Street as one-way tracks for 7th and 8th Streets where it joins the Blue and Gold Lines.

Historic Folsom station

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Side platformed Sacramento RT Light Rail station in Folsom, California, United States.

Side platformed Sacramento RT Light Rail station in Folsom, California, United States.

The station was opened on October 15, 2005, is operated by the Sacramento Regional Transit District and is the current eastern terminus of the Gold Line.

Sunrise station

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Side-platformed Sacramento RT light rail station in Rancho Cordova, California, United States.

Side-platformed Sacramento RT light rail station in Rancho Cordova, California, United States.

It is served by the Gold Line.

From Report of the Chief Engineer Theodore Judah: Preliminary Surveys and Future Business of the Sacramento Valley Railroad (Sacramento, Democratic State Journal, 1854).

Sacramento Valley Railroad (1852–1877)

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Incorporated on August 4, 1852, the first transit railroad company incorporated in California.

Incorporated on August 4, 1852, the first transit railroad company incorporated in California.

From Report of the Chief Engineer Theodore Judah: Preliminary Surveys and Future Business of the Sacramento Valley Railroad (Sacramento, Democratic State Journal, 1854).
Cross and longitudinal views of a section of the original 35 lb/yd Welsh iron "pear" rail used to lay the SVRR in 1856

The Sacramento RT Light Rail Gold Line parallels the route and uses the right of way between Sacramento and Folsom.