Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Federal Grant Secured for Train Depot

Sacramento Valley Train Station Depot - 401 I Street

Sacramento’s historic Sacramento Valley train station has been awarded $15 million by a Federal Grant to rehabilitate the outdated depot. The money will be matched by local funds to include adding air conditioning and modern heating, fixing stairs and elevators, renovating bathrooms, and creating new spaces for leasable use. The city plans include a restaurant in what is now a large, unused space adjacent to the train depot's main waiting room. Work is expected to start next summer.
The station was originally built by Southern Pacific Railroad in 1926 $2.3 million.