List of Santa Clara VTA Light Rail stations

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The current VTA Light Rail system map
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Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light rail is a light rail transit system that serves the Santa Clara County in the U.S. state of California. The system has 42.2 miles (67.9 km) of tracks and is operated by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), which oversees public transit services in the county.[1] The system serves over 32,000 passengers a day as of fiscal year 2007.[2][3]

The initial segment of the VTA light rail between the Civic Center and Old Ironsides stations began service on December 11, 1987.[3] In 1988 and 1990, the system was extended south of Civic Center to Downtown San Jose and Tamien station.[3] Another 9.7 miles (15.6 km) segment to Santa Teresa and Almaden stations was added to the system in April 1991, completing the entire Guadalupe section.[3][4] In December 1999, the system underwent another extension with the completion of the Tasman West section and began services to Mountain View.[5][6] The system was extended to I-880/Milpitas in 2001 and to Hostetter station in 2004 as part of the Tasman East extension. In the same year, the Capitol extension to Alum Rock station was also finished.[7][8] The latest section, the Vasona extension, was completed in 2005, connecting Campbell to Downtown San Jose.[9]

The system currently has 61 stations, of which 37 stations are served by the Mountain View–Winchester line, 36 are served by the Alum Rock–Santa Teresa line, and 3 are served by the Ohlone/Chynoweth–Almaden line. The majority of stations, 41, are located in San Jose. Seven stations are in Sunnyvale and five are in Mountain View. Campbell, Milpitas, and Santa Clara each have three stations.

VTA closed Evelyn station on March 16, 2015 in order to build a second track between Mountain View and Whisman stations.[10]

Stations[edit]

Night view of the San Jose Diridon station
Station platform of the Fruitdale station
Metal screens that adorn the shelter at the Fruitdale station
Station platform of the Hamilton station (A pedestrian bridge and elevator enclosure can be seen in the distance on the right)
View of the Centennial Plaza (The Downtown Mountain View station is visible in the background)
Tracks viewed from the San Fernando station
^ Transfer stations
Transfer to other system Transfer stations with other rail systems
dagger Line termini
^dagger Transfer stations/Line termini
daggerTransfer to other system Transfer stations with other rail systems/Line termini
Station[a] Line(s)[b] Location Opened[11] Parking spaces
Almadendagger San Jose April 25, 1991 189
Alum Rockdagger San Jose June 24, 2004 110
Bascom San Jose October 1, 2005 102
Baypointe San Jose December 20, 1999
Bayshore/NASA Mountain View December 20, 1999
Berryessa San Jose June 24, 2004
Blossom Hill San Jose April 25, 1991 511
Bonaventura San Jose December 11, 1987
Borregas Sunnyvale December 20, 1999
Branham San Jose April 25, 1991 271
Capitol San Jose April 25, 1991 951
Champion San Jose March 24, 1997[12]
Children's Discovery Museum San Jose August 17, 1990
Cisco Way San Jose May 17, 2001
Civic Center San Jose December 11, 1987
Component San Jose December 11, 1987
Convention Center^ San Jose June 17, 1988
Cottle San Jose April 25, 1991 421
Cropley San Jose June 24, 2004
Crossman Sunnyvale December 20, 1999
Curtner San Jose April 25, 1991 474
Downtown Campbell Campbell October 1, 2005
Downtown Mountain ViewdaggerTransfer to other system Mountain View December 20, 1999
Fair Oaks Sunnyvale December 20, 1999
Fruitdale San Jose October 1, 2005
Gish San Jose December 11, 1987
Great America Santa Clara December 11, 1987 93
Great Mall/Main Milpitas June 24, 2004
Hamilton Campbell October 1, 2005
Hostetter San Jose June 24, 2004 100
I-880/Milpitas Milpitas May 17, 2001 275
Japantown/Ayer San Jose June 17, 1988
Karina San Jose December 11, 1987
Lick Mill Santa Clara December 11, 1987
Lockheed Martin Sunnyvale December 20, 1999
McKee San Jose June 24, 2004
Metro/Airport San Jose December 11, 1987
Middlefield Mountain View December 20, 1999
Moffett Park Sunnyvale December 20, 1999 93
Montague Milpitas June 24, 2004
Oakridge San Jose April 25, 1991
Ohlone/Chynoweth^dagger San Jose April 25, 1991 549
Old Ironsides Santa Clara December 11, 1987
Orchard San Jose December 11, 1987
Paseo de San Antonio San Jose June 17, 1988
Penitencia Creek San Jose June 24, 2004 53
Race San Jose October 1, 2005
Reamwood Sunnyvale December 20, 1999
River Oaks San Jose December 11, 1987 22
San Jose Diridon Transfer to other system San Jose August 1, 2005
San Fernando San Jose August 1, 2005
Santa Clara San Jose June 17, 1988
Santa Teresadagger San Jose April 25, 1991 1,155
Snell San Jose April 25, 1991 430
St. James San Jose June 17, 1988
TamienTransfer to other system San Jose August 17, 1990 275
Tasman^ San Jose December 11, 1987
Vienna Sunnyvale December 20, 1999
Virginia San Jose August 17, 1990
Whisman Mountain View December 20, 1999 52
Winchesterdagger Campbell October 1, 2005 54

Notes[edit]

a All station names are based on the official system map.[13]
b For stations serviced by multiple lines, lines are listed in the order of opening.
c This station's northbound and southbound platforms are located a block apart from each other. The northbound platform is located on 1st Street while the southbound platform is located on 2nd Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About VTA". vta.org. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 13, 2008.
  2. ^ "Light Rail System Statistics". vta.org. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 3, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c d "Light Rail System" (PDF). vta.org. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2008. Retrieved November 3, 2008.
  4. ^ Middleton, William D. (August 1991). "San Jose goes all the way — has the entire 20-mile Guadalupe Corridor light rail line in service". Railway Age. Retrieved November 3, 2008.
  5. ^ "Tasman West Light Rail Extension" (PDF). vta.org. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 18, 2008. Retrieved November 3, 2008.
  6. ^ "Tasman Corridor West Light Rail Extension". Federal Highway Administration. Archived from the original on November 3, 2008. Retrieved November 3, 2008.
  7. ^ "Tasman East Light Rail Project" (PDF). vta.org. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2008. Retrieved November 3, 2008.
  8. ^ "Capitol Light Rail Project" (PDF). vta.org. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 5, 2008. Retrieved November 3, 2008.
  9. ^ "Vasona Light Rail Project" (PDF). vta.org. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2008. Retrieved November 3, 2008.
  10. ^ MV light rail station closed, to be demolished
  11. ^ "Current Light Rail System Data" (PDF). vta.org. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 8, 2013. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  12. ^ Barnacle, Betty (March 24, 1997). "Light Rail Opens New Stop; First Station on Tasman Line to Serve North S.J. High-Tech Firms". San Jose Mercury News.
  13. ^ "Interactive Light Rail Map". vta.org. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 19, 2008.