Sacramento RT Light Rail
The light rail system consists of three lines:
- Blue Line - Watt/I-80 - Cosumnes River College
- Gold Line - Sacramento Valley Station - Historic Folsom
- Green Line - 7th & Richards/Township 9 - 13th Street
Blue and Gold lines operate every 15 minutes, except a portion of the Gold line between Sunrise and Historic Folsom stations, which runs every 30 minutes. The Green line operates every 30 minutes on weekdays only.
How to take light rail
Plan your trip
Select a station through the map above for access and parking information on individual stations.
Riding light rail
Before you board the light rail, you need to buy a ticket or pass from a Sacramento RT Light Rail ticket machine (located at every station). Light rail is a proof of payment system. Riders must have a valid or pass while onboard the light rail.
On the platform, board the train that goes to your station. The headsign on the vehicle will show the destination, not line color. The train destination is announced at stations served by two lines. As the train comes to a stop, press a button adjacent to the doors to open them.
On the train, announcements will be made for the next station. Press a button near the door way to open them.
Bicycles can be taken aboard the light rail at all hours on all cars with no additional fare. To ride on the light rail with a bike:
- Board the train through the rear door of the first car, and the front and rear doors of the 2nd and 3rd car
- Place the bike in the flop up seating area
- Bike hooks are available on newer cars
RT permits 4 bikes per car, except the front portion of the front car where it is reserved for people with disabilities.
Selected light rail stations offers bicycle racks and lockers.
Passengers needing level boarding access (wheelchairs, walker, and baby strollers) should wait on top of the wheelchair ramp located on every platform (except at 12th & I Station in the southbound direction), where it matches the front end of the trains. See signs at the ramp to see which trains stop there.