Evelyn (VTA)

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Santa Clara VTA logo.svg
VTA light rail station
Evelyn VTA station 1073 01.JPG
Entrance to station seen from across East Evelyn Avenue, September 16, 2012
Location Evelyn Avenue at Pioneer Way
Mountain View, California
Coordinates 37°23′27″N 122°03′59″W / 37.390889°N 122.066389°W / 37.390889; -122.066389Coordinates: 37°23′27″N 122°03′59″W / 37.390889°N 122.066389°W / 37.390889; -122.066389
Owned by VTA
Platforms 1 side platform
Parking 196 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Opened December 20, 1999
Closed March 16, 2015
Preceding station   Santa Clara VTA logo.svg VTA Light Rail   Following station
Mountain View–Winchester
toward Winchester
Evelyn (VTA) is located in San Jose, California
Evelyn (VTA)

Evelyn Light Rail Station was a station on the Mountain View–Winchester Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail Line. It closed on March 16, 2015, and is being demolished to make room for a second track along the Mountain View–Winchester line.[1]


The station platform was on the single-track section east of the Downtown Mountain View light rail station. It was accessed via a pedestrian tunnel from Evelyn Avenue at the intersection with Pioneer Way.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

VTA  Mountain View–Winchester toward Mountain View (Terminus)
 Mountain View–Winchester toward Winchester (Whisman)
Caltrain  Caltrain mainline No stops


Santa Clara VTA decided in August 2014 to close and remove Evelyn station early in 2015. As part of the Light Rail Efficiency Project, a second track will be added between Mountain View Station and Whisman Station, and leaving Evelyn in place would require narrowing Central Expressway and Evelyn Avenue to accommodate the track. According to VTA, the station was the second least-utilized station on the Light Rail system. The park and ride lot across the street from the station is to remain open.[2][1]

Photo gallery[edit]

These photos were taken on the station's last day of operation.


  1. ^ a b Winston, Ethan (March 5, 2015). "Permanent Evelyn Station Closure Begins March 16" (Press release). Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ Daniel DeBolt, "VTA pulls plug on Evelyn station", Mountain View Voice, August 15, 2014.

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