New bus stop in Auburn |

New bus stop in Auburn

Starting Feb. 2, Gold Country Stage Route 5 will stop at the new Amtrak depot in Auburn.

The Auburn depot on Nevada Street opened recently and will serve as the main transfer hub for buses operated by Gold Country Stage, Auburn Transit, Placer County Transit and Amtrak trains and buses, according to Bill Derrick, Nevada County transit services manager. The new depot replaces the old transfer center on Lincoln Way in downtown Auburn.

Gold Country Stage’s Route 5 runs six round trips on weekdays between Grass Valley and Auburn and four round trips on Saturdays, Derrick said. Gold Country Stage passengers can transfer to and from Placer County Transit and Auburn Transit buses free of charge for trips within the Auburn area or to the Interstate 80/Watt Avenue light rail station in Sacramento.

“The depot will provide convenient regional connections among all the transit providers in our area and make public transit a more viable option for long-distance trips,” Derrick said.

Route 5 will also be modified to provide direct service to the Forest Springs and Mountain Air mobile home parks on Highway 49 near LaBarr Meadows Road.

“The changes will allow passengers to access the bus for travel to Grass Valley and Auburn without having to cross the busy highway,” Derrick said.

New schedules will be available on Gold Country Stage buses starting Jan. 26. For information on the route and schedule changes, call the Gold Country Stage dispatcher at 477-0103 or visit

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