Santa Clara station (VTA)

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Santa Clara
Santa Clara VTA
VTA light rail station
Santa Clara VTA station, March 2005.jpg
Santa Clara station in March 2005
LocationFountain Alley
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 transport VTA Bus: 22, 23, 64A, 64B, 66, 68, 72, 73, Express 168, Rapid 500, Rapid 522, Rapid 523
Bus transport Monterey–Salinas Transit: 55, 86
Bus transport Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District: Highway 17 Express
Structure typeShelters
Bicycle facilitiesNone
OpenedJune 17, 1988[1]
Preceding station BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg VTA Light Rail Following station
Saint James
toward Baypointe
Blue Line Paseo de San Antonio
Saint James Green Line Paseo de San Antonio
toward Winchester
Future services
Preceding station Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit Following station
28th Street/​Little Portugal
toward Richmond
Santa Clara–​Richmond
transfer at Downtown San Jose
28th Street/​Little Portugal
toward Daly City
Santa Clara–​Daly City
transfer at Downtown San Jose

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 pedestrian paseo called Fountain Alley. This station is served by the Blue and Green lines of the VTA Light Rail system.

Santa Clara station is a major transit transfer point in the VTA system. Downtown San José station, a proposed underground Bay Area Rapid Transit station, is planned to be co-located with the exiting VTA 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.

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  1. ^ "VTA Facts: Light Rail System" (PDF). Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. November 30, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 20, 2009. Retrieved January 10, 2020.

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