Santa Clara station (VTA)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Santa Clara
Santa Clara VTA
VTA light rail station
Santa Clara VTA station, March 2005.jpg
Santa Clara station in March 2005
LocationFountain Way
San Jose, California
Coordinates37°20′09″N 121°53′24″W / 37.3358°N 121.89°W / 37.3358; -121.89Coordinates: 37°20′09″N 121°53′24″W / 37.3358°N 121.89°W / 37.3358; -121.89
Owned bySanta Clara Valley Transportation Authority
ConnectionsBus Routes 11, 22, 23, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 72, 73, 81, 82, 168, 180, 181, 304, 522
Structure typeShelters
Bicycle facilitiesNone
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg VTA Light Rail   Following station
toward Alum Rock
Alum Rock–Santa Teresa
toward Santa Teresa
Mountain View–Winchester
toward Winchester
Santa Clara is located in San Jose, California
Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Location in San Jose
Santa Clara is located in California
Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Location in California
Santa Clara is located in the United States
Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Location in United States

Santa Clara is a light rail station operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) located in the Historic District of Downtown San Jose, California on 1st and 2nd Streets just south of Santa Clara Street. The northbound platform is on 1st Street; the southbound platform is on 2nd Street. The platforms are connected via a walkway named Fountain Alley. Santa Clara station is served by both the Alum Rock–Santa Teresa and Mountain View–Winchester light rail lines.

Santa Clara station is a major transit transfer point in the VTA system. 16 VTA bus routes, along with Highway 17 Express bus from Santa Cruz, connect with light rail at this station.


VTA closed the station for refurbishment from January to May 2007 to allow level boarding at all doors, thus making the station fully wheelchair accessible.

Santa Clara station is planned as a future transfer point between BART (in the second, unfunded phase of an extension from Fremont) and VTA light rail. The BART downtown San Jose subway station is proposed to be built under Santa Clara Street.


External links[edit]