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3/18/2002



Rail News: Passenger Rail

SacRT's South Line enters next construction phase


The station construction phase of Sacramento Regional Transit District’s light-rail extension to South Florida started with a bang March 18 as crews began demolishing buildings at the 47th Avenue, City College and Florin Road station sites.



The South Line is a two-phased 11.2-mile extension with seven stations. The first phase will extend the line from downtown Sacramento 6.3 miles to Meadowview Road. The second phase will continue to Elk Grove.



The stations are scheduled for completion in April 2003. But, unlike most of SacRT’s stations, the South Line stations will have individual designs, which were developed with input from the communities each will serve. Each station also has an artist assigned to integrate artwork into the overall design.



SacRT officials expect to begin service on the South Line by September 2003, and add more than 15,000 passengers to the light-rail system by 2015. Each station will provide bus and light rail transfers.



Crews began track construction in September 2000 and expect to finish next month.


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