Montague station

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Santa Clara VTA
Montague station from ground level, March 2018.JPG
The elevated Montague Station from street level in 2018
LocationCapitol Avenue at Montague Expressway
Milpitas, California
Coordinates37°24′31″N 121°53′27″W / 37.408719°N 121.890964°W / 37.408719; -121.890964Coordinates: 37°24′31″N 121°53′27″W / 37.408719°N 121.890964°W / 37.408719; -121.890964
Owned byVTA
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsThe Milpitas BART station will be located across a pedestrian bridge.
Disabled accessYes
RebuiltJuly 28, 2017
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg VTA Light Rail   Following station
toward Alum Rock
Alum Rock–Santa Teresa
toward Santa Teresa

Montague is a light rail station operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). This station is served by VTA's Alum Rock–Santa Teresa line.

The station opened in 2004 as part of the second phase of VTA's Tasman East light rail extension.[1]

The station will be renamed Milpitas upon the opening of the connected BART station,[2] currently scheduled for November 2019.

Station layout[edit]

Platform Northbound toward Santa Teresa (Great Mall/Main)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound toward Alum Rock (Cropley)
Station layout
Santa Clara VTA
Bay Area Rapid Transit

Connecting transit[edit]

There are no bus connections at this station. VTA bus route 59, which previously served this station, was discontinued on January 14, 2008 as a result of updates to VTA bus service.

In fall 2019, VTA Bus Routes 47, 60, 66, 70, 71, 77 will serve the light rail station when the Milpitas BART Station opens.[2]

Future BART station[edit]

Together with Milpitas station, Montague is intended to become a transfer station between VTA light rail and BART as part of the Silicon Valley BART extension. On March 23, 2015 the station was closed for reconstruction of the existing stairs, elevator modifications, installation of a new escalator and construction of a deck connecting the bridge to the future Milpitas BART Station until August 31, 2015.[3][4][5] The station was scheduled to close again for three months starting on January 30, 2017 to facilitate construction of the transit facility,[6][7] but it is postponed until further notice.[8] On May 15, 2017, VTA announced that instead of a 3-month closure, the station will be closed for two months, starting May 22, 2017.[9] The station reopened on July 28, 2017 at 4 p.m.


  1. ^ "Tasman East/Capitol Project Description". Completed projects. VTA. 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
  2. ^ a b "VTA+Next+Network+Draft+Plan+(Weekday,+Weekend+Existing).pdf" (PDF). VTA. January 3, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  3. ^ Childress, Brandi (March 12, 2015). "Montague Light Rail Station to Close Temporarily for Five Months due to VTA's BART Silicon Valley Project Construction". VTA. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  4. ^ Montague Light Rail Station Closure - Spring 2015 - YouTube. BART Silicon Valley. March 12, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  5. ^ Montague Light Rail Station Reopened - Fall 2015 - YouTube. BART Silicon Valley. March 12, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  6. ^ "Milpitas: VTA to temporarily close Montague Light Rail Station". San Jose Mercury News. January 26, 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  7. ^ Montague Light Rail Station Closure: Winter 2017 - YouTube. BART Silicon Valley. January 24, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  8. ^ "POSTPONED: Montague Light Rail Station Temporary Three-Month Closure". VTA. January 26, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  9. ^ "Montague Light Rail Station Temporary Two-Month Closure". VTA. May 15, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Montague station at Wikimedia Commons