College Park (Caltrain station)

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College Park Station
Commuter rail
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College Park Station, 22 September 2012
Station statistics
Address 780 Stockton Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110
Coordinates 37°20′34″N 121°54′56″W / 37.34278°N 121.91556°W / 37.34278; -121.91556Coordinates: 37°20′34″N 121°54′56″W / 37.34278°N 121.91556°W / 37.34278; -121.91556
Line(s) Caltrain
  Limited-stop service
  Local service
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 5
Other information
Owned by Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
Fare zone Fare Zone 4
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 85 per weekday[1] Increase 15.4%
Services
Preceding station   Caltrain logo.svg Caltrain   Following station
Limited-stop service
toward Tamien
Gilroy during peak hours
Local service
(weekday limited service)
toward Tamien
Gilroy during peak hours
Location
College Park (Caltrain station) is located in San Jose, California
College Park (Caltrain station)

College Park is a lightly used Caltrain station located in San Jose, California. It is only served by two trains in each direction Monday through Friday, and no train stops there on weekends or holidays. It is located in Caltrain Fare Zone 4.

College Park is principally used to serve Bellarmine College Preparatory, a boys' secondary school, resulting in the school-related service times.

The station existed prior to the advent of Caltrain, and is mentioned in Jack London's 1903 novel The Call of the Wild.[2][3]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Mainline tracks ACE No stops
Coast Starlight No stops
Capitol Corridor No stops
Caltrain: Baby Bullet No stops
Caltrain northbound Caltrain: Local service toward San Francisco, weekday limited service (Santa Clara)
Caltrain: Limited-stop service toward San Francisco (Santa Clara)
Caltrain Southbound Caltrain: Local service toward Gilroy, weekday limited service (San Jose Diridon)
Caltrain: Limited-stop service toward Tamien, Gilroy during peak hours (San Jose Diridon)

Station amenities[edit]

  • Caltrain Ticket Machines
  • Sheltered Waiting Bench
  • Clipper Card Validator

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caltrain. "February 2012 Caltrain Annual Passenger Counts". Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  2. ^ Dunn, Geoffrey (16 January 2013). "The Call of the Valley". Metro Silicon Valley (San Jose, California). p. 17. Retrieved 15 March 2014. When Buck was stolen from the 'Miller' ranch, London referenced 'the little flag railway station known as College Park,' a small train stop that, to this day, is located in the College Park neighborhood, just off the Alameda near Bellarmine Preparatory School. 
  3. ^ London, Jack (1903). "Chapter I. Into the Primitive". The Call of the Wild. No one saw him and Buck go off through the orchard on what Buck imagined was merely a stroll. And with the exception of a solitary man, no one saw them arrive at the little flag station known as College Park. 

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