|Sacramento RT light rail station|
A CAF tram pulls in to Sunrise in 2011.
|Location||Folsom Boulevard and Sunrise Boulevard|
Rancho Cordova, California
|Owned by||Sacramento RT|
|Line(s)||Sacramento Regional Transit District (Sacramento RT):|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||RT bus 74|
|Opened||June 11, 2004|
Sunrise is a side-platformed Sacramento RT light rail station in Rancho Cordova, California, United States. The station was opened on June 11, 2004, and is operated by the Sacramento Regional Transit District. As part of the Gold Line, it has service to Downtown Sacramento, California State University, Sacramento, Gold River and Folsom. The station is located on Folsom Boulevard just south of Highway 50 at the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard.
Sunrise, along with Zinfandel and Cordova Town Center, opened on June 11, 2004, as part of an $89 million, 2.8-mile (4.5 km) extension of the Gold Line east of the Mather Field/Mills station. Sunrise served as the eastern terminus for the Gold Line until the extension to Historic Folsom opened on October 15, 2005. Rancho Cordova city officials have stated the establishment of the stations will help in the development of transit-oriented development/redevelopment of the Folsom corridor through the city.
Sunrise serves as a major station on the eastern section of the Gold Line. Light rail operates from this stop to downtown at 15-minute intervals during peak time periods, while trains leave Folsom at 30-minute headways during this portion of the day. Many trains end their routes at this facility, as service between Folsom and Sunrise ceases as 7:30 p.m. every evening. Additionally, connection to RT Bus Route 74 can be made, and there is a 487-space park and ride lot located at the station.
In March 2010 a market was moved from its location in the parking lot of Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights to the park and ride of the station every Saturday.
Platforms and tracks
|SRTD Westbound||■ Gold Line||toward Sacramento Valley (Cordova Town Center)|
|SRTD Eastbound||■ Gold Line||toward Historic Folsom (Hazel)|
|Union Pacific||■ Freight line||No passenger service|
- Bizjak, Tony (June 10, 2004). "All aboard! RT extension ready to roll – Three light-rail stations open Friday morning in Rancho Cordova". The Sacramento Bee. p. B1.
- Dugan, Molly (June 12, 2004). "New light rail stations open to little fanfare". The Sacramento Bee. p. B3.
- Sangree, Hudson (October 16, 2005). "'All aboard' as Folsom says hello to light rail – It's a commuter alternative to Hwy. 50". The Sacramento Bee. p. B1.
- Bizjak, Tony (July 2, 2004). "City hitches hopes to light rail – Rancho Cordova plans development hubs". The Sacramento Bee. p. B1.