Platform Tunnel, LED Lights, People

Sacramento, CA

The view from within the new tunnel leading to the new Amtrak train platforms at the Sacramento Valley Station.  A couple of people are walking down this ramp, likely to pick up a passenger arriving from Oakland.

(Note to self: Eating excessively and enjoying Happy Hour on a work night, and then shooting for an hour or two before driving an hour to get home…not the best idea.  I’m beat!)

The passenger tunnel leading to new platforms is part of a $41 million (or $50M depending on your source) project to eliminate the S-curve leading into the station from the east that prevented very long passenger trains from stopping at this station.  The tunnel allows for passengers to get to and from the new platforms without having to walk over any tracks.

Touted as the first of many new developments in the toxic wasteland “Superfund”-site, the new tracks are directly adjacent to the remaining old and historic railyard buildings.

(News articles about the project from the SacBee and the Sacramento Business Journal.)

Recent Sacramento street photography:

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 24mm, ISO 100, 1.3 sec, f/11

Platform Tunnel, LED Lights, People.  Sacramento Valley Station, Sacramento, California. September 27, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.


4 thoughts on “Platform Tunnel, LED Lights, People

    1. Thank you Stefan. I do love the patterns too. While I had wished there was more activity (people and trains moving), I was glad I was able to explore almost entirely alone. Free to spend some time looking and seeing some interesting compositions.


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