The Sacramento Valley Station is located at 4th and I Streets serving as the gateway to the northern edge of downtown Sacramento and the southern boundary of the 240 acre Railyards redevelopment site. The historic station has served as the primary rail passenger station for the northern California region since its opening in 1926 and has grown in ridership to the nation’s 7th busiest station, serving the 3rd ranked Amtrak service on the Capitol Corridor.
Between these milestones, the station has suffered from decades of deferred maintenance and the impacts of the interstate freeway infrastructure during the 1960’s. However, since the City of Sacramento acquired the building in 2006, improvements have been forth coming and planning for a fully integrated intermodal facility is moving forward.
The Sacramento Intermodal Transportation Facility (SITF) is a master-planned, multi-phased project, comprising separate but related facilities that, when complete, will enable state-of-the art operations for multiple modes of transportation at a unified site. It will provide user-friendly connections between all modes of transportation – train, light rail, bus, bicycle, pedestrian, taxi and automobile with future planning for California High Speed rail into the site area.
Phase 1 of the SITF is largely completed with the realigning of rail track infrastructure, separating freight and passenger tracks through the new passenger platforms with a new passenger tunnel and canopies with state-of-the-art information systems and ticketing. Read more….
Phase 3 was adopted on June 2, 2009 with the City Council adopting a resolution to proceed with Phase 3 of the Intermodal project.