The Roseville City Council has approved an agreement that may boost the rail service options between Roseville and the Bay Area.
The number of train trips would increase from one round trip per day, to ten per day on Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor, which spans from Auburn to San Jose. More specifically, the number of routes between Roseville and Sacramento to be bumped up to 10 per day, and those subsequently would go to and from the Bay Area.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) unanimously approved by the city council is between the city of Roseville and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority. An Environmental Impact Report and design plans for railroad track improvements between Roseville and Sacramento are also a part of the agreement. The agreement explains that “additional parking supply will be required as a result of the expanded service, and as currently proposed the installation of the new track and layover facility will also remove existing parking in the Historic Old Town area.”
It is expected that the implementation of this Capitol Corridor Third Track project will increase activity in Old Town Roseville. This prediction is based on the idea that a new customer base will be drawn to the area, which the existing business can leverage to increase sales.
You can find the current train schedule here.
The increase in potential commuting options for those who live in Roseville (and Placer County) and need to commute to the Bay Area for work is good news. That is because we are continually seeing more and more families relocate from the Bay Area to Placer County in search of the many things that make this area great.
If you are currently looking to relocate from the Bay Area to Placer County, we have many resources available to you! For more information on that, click here.
And make sure you check out our Guide to Relocating to Placer County.