St. Rose of Lima Park

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St. Rose of Lima Park
Sacramento RT light rail station
St. Rose of Lima 3942 02.JPG
Station shelter, 8 December 2012
Location 9th/8th/7th Streets at K Street
Sacramento, CA
Coordinates 38°34′40″N 121°29′53″W / 38.57778°N 121.49806°W / 38.57778; -121.49806Coordinates: 38°34′40″N 121°29′53″W / 38.57778°N 121.49806°W / 38.57778; -121.49806
Owned by Sacramento Regional Transit District

Sacramento Regional Transit District (Sacramento RT):

Disabled access Yes
Opened 1987 (7th & K and 9th & K)
2007 (8th & K)
Closed September 30, 2016 (7th & K)
Preceding station   Sacramento RT Light Rail   Following station
toward Watt/I-80
Blue Line
Gold Line
Green Line
toward 13th Street

St. Rose of Lima Park is a split Sacramento RT light rail station, located near the park named in honor of Rose of Lima,[1] in Downtown Sacramento, California. From the RT light rail's inception in 1987, it consisted of only two platforms at the vicinity: the northbound one (towards Watt/I-80) at the intersection of 9th and K Streets, and the former southbound one at 7th and K Streets. When RT expanded the light rail system in 2007 to serve Sacramento Valley station, it added the northbound-only 8th and K Streets station.[2] Today, the 9th street platform is marked as "St. Rose of Lima Park" while the platform in the middle on 8th Street is simply marked as "8th and K".[2]

7th & K[edit]

The original southbound 7th & K station platform was built in 1987, and was located on K Street between 7th and 8th Streets. It was moved in 2010 to its current location on 7th Street south of K Street, just around the corner of the same block.[3] Despite the "new" 7th & K station being across the street from the new Golden 1 Center, it was one block north of the 7th & Capitol station platform. RT officials deemed the location too close to another light rail station, and also considered the design inadequate due to being on a slope in the block. So after extensive feedback, the 7th & Capitol platform was closed from 2015 to 2016 for renovations, also to handle passenger loads for the Sacramento Kings home games at Golden 1 Center. When that station reopened, 7th & K was closed permanently on September 30, 2016.[4]

In addition to Golden 1 Center, nearby are downtown office buildings and Downtown Commons (formerly Downtown Plaza), an entertainment and shopping complex that anchors the arena.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

9th & K  Blue Line toward Watt/I-80 (Cathedral Square)
8th & K  Gold Line toward Sacramento Valley (8th & H)
 Green Line toward 7th & Richards/Township 9 (8th & H)
7th & K  Blue Line toward Cosumnes River College (7th & Capitol)
 Gold Line toward Historic Folsom (7th & Capitol)
 Green Line toward 13th Street (7th & Capitol)

See also[edit]