Race Street station

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Race Street
Santa Clara VTA
VTA light rail station
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Race Station platform
Location580 Race Street
San Jose, California
Coordinates37°19′03″N 121°54′37″W / 37.317449°N 121.910407°W / 37.317449; -121.910407Coordinates: 37°19′03″N 121°54′37″W / 37.317449°N 121.910407°W / 37.317449; -121.910407
Owned byVTA
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
ConnectionsBus Route 65
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened2005
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg VTA Light Rail   Following station
Mountain View–Winchester
toward Winchester
Location
Race Street is located in San Jose, California
Race Street
Race Street
Location in San Jose
Race Street is located in California
Race Street
Race Street
Location in California
Race Street is located in the United States
Race Street
Race Street
Location in United States

Race Street station, sometimes listed as Race on timetables, is a light rail station operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). The station consists of a single platform with a single trackway. Trains from both directions arrive on the same track. Race is served by the Mountain View–Winchester light rail line.

Location[edit]

Address: 580 Race Street, San Jose, California 95126
Geographic coordinates: 37° 19' 2.6" North, 121° 54' 37.8" West
Nearest cross-streets: Parkmoor Avenue and Auzerais Avenue

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Platform Northbound/Southbound toward Mountain View (San Jose Diridon)
toward Winchester (Fruitdale)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Union Pacific Freight branch line; No passenger service


History[edit]

Race station was built as part of the Vasona Light Rail extension project. This project extended VTA light rail service from the intersection of Woz Way and West San Carlos Street in San Jose in a southwesterly direction to the Winchester station in western Campbell.[1]

The official opening date for this station was October 1, 2005.

The construction of this station and the rest of the Vasona Light Rail extension was part of the 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program. Santa Clara County voters approved the Measure B project in 1996 along with a one half percent sales tax increase. The Vasona Light Rail extension was funded mostly by the resulting sales tax revenues with additional money coming from federal and state funding, grants, VTA bond revenues, and municipal contributions.[2]

Connecting transit[edit]

  • VTA Bus Route 65 - Almaden LRT Station to San Jose State University

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vasona Project Description". Completed projects. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
  2. ^ "Making the Light Rail Connection: Expanded Service Adds 5.3 miles to System". Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. 2005-10-01. Retrieved 2008-11-16.

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