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Elk Grove could be the site of a future train station

The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) is expanding service from Stockton to Sacramento in the next few years. ACE currently serves the Central Valley and Bay Area, running from Merced to Stockton and then from Stockton to San Jose. ACE also works in conjunction with Amtrak San Joaquin.

The proposed Elk Grove train station would be along Dwight Road west of Franklin Blvd and north of Laguna Blvd. There will be a virtual open house on August 26, 5:30 to 7 pm. Interested parties can sign up for the Zoom meeting online.

ABOUT ELK GROVE STATION

The SJJPA and the SJRRC are jointly undertaking the planning, preliminary design, and environmental review of the Elk Grove Station Project. The proposed project would construct a passenger rail station and siding track in the City of Elk Grove to support the new passenger rail service between Stockton and Sacramento. Overall station improvements include the construction of a new platform, a new surface parking lot, a pedestrian overcrossing linking the station to the surface parking lot, removal of approximately 3,900 feet of existing Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) track, construction of approximately 3,900 feet of new UPRR mainline track, and up to 10,000 linear feet of rail siding.  The project study limits along UPRR are from just south of Elk Grove Boulevard to Big Horn Boulevard.

The proposed station platform just north of Laguna Boulevard would be located along the existing UPRR Sacramento Subdivision, which is the UPRR rail line that extends from Marysville in the north and Stockton in the south. The station platform would be unattended and would include passenger amenities, such as passenger shelters, benches, lighting, security cameras, signage, ticketing machines, bicycle storage facilities, landscaping, and emergency call boxes.

The surface parking lot for the Elk Grove Station would be constructed on an adjacent approximately 3.0-acre site fronting Dwight Road north of the intersection of Dwight Road and Laguna Boulevard. The station parking lot site currently serves as an RV parking lot for an adjacent self-storage facility at the corner of the intersection of Dwight Road and Laguna Boulevard. The proposed project would require the construction of up to a 10,000-foot-long siding track to accommodate the operational requirements UPRR needs to allow passenger service to run in this corridor with a new station in Elk Grove. The proposed siding track would start just south of Elk Grove Boulevard and extend to just south of Big Horn Boulevard.

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