FOLSOM (CB13) – Light rail service in Folsom was restored on Tuesday night after a storm over the weekend caused extensive damage to overhead power lines.
A fallen oak tree hit the power lines near Folsom Boulevard and Blue Ravine Road on Sunday morning, disrupting light rail service in Folsom.
Numerous repairs were needed for a one-half mile section of power lines, traction poles and hardware on the Gold Line, according to Sacramento Regional Transit.
RT technicians completed repairs and testing and light rail service in Folsom was restored at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Regular service to the Historic Folsom, Glenn, Iron Point and Hazel light rail stations has resumed and will be in operation for the Wednesday morning commute.
“I commend our wayside employees for their hard work to restore service under difficult circumstances, and we thank our customers for their patience and understanding during the service disruption,” said Mike Wiley, RT’s general manager/CEO.
For route, schedule and fare information, call (916) 321-BUSS (2877) or go to www.sacrt.com.