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Sacramento Valley Station Unveils New Rail Platforms

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, August 13, 2012
Beginning this week, people taking the train in and out of Sacramento from the Sacramento Valley Station should notice some significant changes.
Travelers will take a temporary walkway to a covered walkway to new underground tunnels. The tunnels connect to the new platforms that are about 500 feet closer to the old Railyard buildings.
Luna Salaver with the Capitol Corridor says the walk to the platforms may be longer, but it will be safer.
"No longer will our customers have to walk near open tracks," says Luna.  "They'll go through a much safer walkway and once the project is completed, not only will they have a safer way to get between the station and the trains, but they'll also have many amenities."

The new platforms also have standby power units for the locomotives to charge so they don't have to idle at the station.

Construction of the remainder of the covered walkway is scheduled to start today.


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