Milpitas station

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Milpitas
Bay Area Rapid Transit
A large silver-colored railway station
Milpitas station under construction in March 2018
LocationMontague Expressway at East Capitol Avenue
Milpitas, California
Coordinates37°24′37″N 121°53′28″W / 37.41028°N 121.89111°W / 37.41028; -121.89111Coordinates: 37°24′37″N 121°53′28″W / 37.41028°N 121.89111°W / 37.41028; -121.89111
Owned byBay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s)BART S-Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Connections (at Montague)
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Parking1,200 spaces (shared with VTA)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
WebsiteVTA BART Station: Milpitas
History
OpeningDecember 2019 (tentative)[1]
Original companyBuilt by VTA, transferred to BART
Future services (2019)
Preceding station Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit Following station
Warm Springs/​South Fremont
toward Richmond
Richmond–​Berryessa/​​North San José Berryessa/​North San José
Terminus
Warm Springs/​South Fremont
toward Daly City
Berryessa/​​North San José–​Daly City

Milpitas is an under-construction Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station serving Milpitas, California. The station is located near the intersection of Capitol Avenue, Great Mall Parkway, and Montague Expressway. A pedestrian bridge will connect to the elevated Montague light rail station, which will replace the Great Mall Main Transit Center.[2] As of June 2019, the station is tentatively planned to open in December 2019.

History[edit]

The station and the $2.3-billion Silicon Valley BART extension broke ground in 2012.[3] Completion had been expected in 2016,[4][5] but the opening was pushed back repeatedly. As of 2018, the project has been delayed three years.

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) received a $900 million federal grant for the $2.3-billion Silicon Valley extension in 2012.[6] Buses from Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and AC Transit will serve the station.

Station layout[edit]

M Mezzanine Pedestrian bridge to VTA light rail
G Ground Station entrance, ticket machines, station agent, fare gates
P
Platform
level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound/Westbound      Warm Springs/​South Fremont–​Daly City toward Daly City (Warm Springs / South Fremont)
     Richmond–​Warm Springs/​South Fremont toward Richmond (Warm Springs / South Fremont)
Southbound/Eastbound      Warm Springs/​South Fremont–​Daly City toward Berryessa (Terminus)
     Richmond–​Warm Springs/​South Fremont toward Berryessa (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Station layout
industrial
trackage
Santa Clara VTA
Montague
Milpitas
Bay Area Rapid Transit

The station occupies 27 acres (11 ha) and is co-located with the Montague Light Rail station, near the Great Mall of the Bay Area. The concourse level will be in a building on the surface, while the two side platforms will be underground, just below the surface.

The six-story[7][8] 1,200 space parking garage is owned and operated by VTA; thus parking is open to light rail and bus patrons in addition to BART riders.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swan, Rachel (June 6, 2019). "BART ready to test Silicon Valley extension, preparing to open it by year's end". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "VTA". Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. January 5, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "VTA's BART Milpitas Station Area Construction Begins" (pdf) (Press release). Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. August 28, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-14.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "BART-to-San Jose construction to start in April". Associated Press. March 13, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2017. Transportation leaders on Monday signed final documents pledging $900 million in federal funds for the $2.3 billion Berryessa extension, scheduled to open in 2016.
  5. ^ Richards, Gary. "Next target: Extending BART under downtown San Jose". San Jose Mercury News. Archived from the original on September 24, 2016. Construction begins this spring, with 2016 completion date... Source: VTA
  6. ^ "VTA and FTA Seal the Deal for BART Silicon Valley" (pdf) (Press release). Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. March 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-14.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Milpitas Station Campus Update - Winter 2016 - YouTube. BART Silicon Valley. February 24, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2017. It has been several months since we last visited... Source: BART Silicon Valley
  8. ^ Milpitas Station Campus Update - Spring 2016 - YouTube. BART Silicon Valley. June 22, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2017. The Milpitas BART Station continues to progress significantly... Source: BART Silicon Valley

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