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Sacramento transit agency kicks off systemwide station rehab project

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) on Monday started the first phase of a systemwide station improvement project.

Crews this week began construction to revitalize three light-rail stations in downtown Sacramento, Calif., SacRT officials said in a press release.

Planned as the "flagship station" for light-rail service to the Golden 1 Center arena, the 7th & Capitol Station will be completely renovated, with the addition of two new shelters, new station furniture, improved lighting and additional signage.

The station will be closed for about four months, agency officials said.

Additionally, work has begun to add new lighting and signage at the St. Rose of Lima Park and 8th & K stations. The stations will remain open during construction, with periodic closures and much of the key work occurring at night or on weekends.

Meanwhile, SacRT is finalizing plans to improve five park-and-ride stations. The emphasis will be on upgrading lighting, adding security cameras, improving way-finding and improving overall appearance.

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