The Downtown/Riverfront Streetcar will extend from the West Sacramento Civic Center to the Midtown entertainment and retail district in the City of Sacramento. The modern, fixed-rail streetcar line will offer new choices for how you connect to urban residential areas within the cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento, existing shopping, dining, lodging, cultural and entertainment landmarks, and employment centers, as well as regional transportation services.
The 4.4-mile route will run 16 hours a day connecting major destinations between West Sacramento and Sacramento’s downtown and midtown districts including but not limited to:
Raley Field, Riverwalk, Downtown Commons including the Golden 1 Center, hotels in Sacramento and West Sacramento, the California State Capitol, Sacramento Convention Center, West Sacramento City Hall/Community Center, Old Sacramento, the Sacramento Community Center Theater, the historic Memorial Auditorium, the Sacramento Valley Station and the Railyards Specific Plan Area, as well as adjacent neighborhoods like Alkali Flat, Midtown, Broderick, Washington, and Bridge districts.
days a week
minutes or less
Convenient transit circulator system
Designed for local travel with connections to regional transit services
Vehicles operate on fixed rails embedded within the street surface
Powered by electricity received from an overhead “catenary” wire
Operated in mixed traffic
Efficient, inexpensive travel option for commuters, visitors, residents, and businesses
Electric streetcar service began in Sacramento around 1890 linking a bustling downtown district with residential neighborhoods, workplaces, and a growing series of suburbs.
In 1906, PG&E began operating streetcars throughout Midtown, Curtis Park, Land Park, Oak Park, and East Sacramento. These streetcars were a critical transportation resource.
Two other companies ran streetcar routes downtown along with suburban lines to West Sacramento, North Sacramento, Rio Linda, Elverta, Colonial Heights, and Colonial Acres.
Until 1947, Sacramentans rode streetcars to work, school, the State Fair – just about anywhere they wanted to go until streetcars were replaced by National City Line buses.