List of Santa Clara VTA Light Rail stations

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

Stations

Lines

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]
Almaden      San Jose April 25, 1991
Alum Rock      San Jose June 24, 2004
Bascom      San Jose October 1, 2005
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
Bonaventura           San Jose December 11, 1987
Borregas      Sunnyvale December 20, 1999
Branham      San Jose April 25, 1991
Capitol      San Jose April 25, 1991
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
Cropley      San Jose June 24, 2004
Crossman      Sunnyvale December 20, 1999
Curtner      San Jose April 25, 1991
Downtown Campbell      Campbell October 1, 2005
Downtown Mountain View      Mountain View December 20, 1999
Evelyn      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
Great Mall/Main      Milpitas June 24, 2004
Hamilton      Campbell October 1, 2005
Hostetter      San Jose June 24, 2004
I-880/Milpitas      Milpitas May 17, 2001
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
Montague      Milpitas June 24, 2004
Oakridge      San Jose April 25, 1991
Ohlone/Chynoweth           San Jose April 25, 1991
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
Race      San Jose October 1, 2005
Reamwood      Sunnyvale December 20, 1999
River Oaks           San Jose December 11, 1987
San Jose Diridon      San Jose August 1, 2005
San Fernando      San Jose August 1, 2005
Santa Clara           San Jose June 17, 1988
Santa Teresa      San Jose April 25, 1991
Snell      San Jose April 25, 1991
St. James           San Jose June 17, 1988
Tamien      San Jose August 17, 1990
Tasman           San Jose December 11, 1987
Vienna      Sunnyvale December 20, 1999
Virginia      San Jose August 17, 1990
Whisman      Mountain View December 20, 1999
Winchester      Campbell October 1, 2005

Notes

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

  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. 
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