One of many new improvements coming to the station as part of a massive renovation

The new Amtrak ticket room, which opened March 19, is one of many improvements within the Sacramento Valley Station’s full restoration. The new ticket room, is in a more convenient location and includes a baggage check in station and additional ticket agent windows.

New Amtrak ticket room, opened March 19, as seen here with the City's senior project manager, Greg Taylor
New Amtrak ticket room opened March 19, as seen here with the City’s senior project manager Greg Taylor

Celebrating its 90th anniversary just a month ago, the station is undergoing significant improvements that will not only enhance the experience of rail and transit users, but also restore historic features of the building. Set to be completed by the end of the year, massive improvements to the station include new Amtrak offices, leasable office and retail space, and food vendors.

The renovation project will create a more hospitable, welcoming, and convenient transit station by renovating classic features of the building, crafting a dynamic urban center and gateway, and improving the condition of building spaces.

The station’s complete makeover is possible thanks to a U.S. Department of Transportation $15 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant program championed by U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui toward the $31 million construction cost.

For more information on renovation news and the station’s history, visit the Sacramento Valley Station webpage.