Hamilton (VTA)

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Hamilton
VTA light rail station
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Hamilton station - looking northeast along the station's elevated platform.
Station statistics
Address 850 East Hamilton Avenue
Campbell, California
Coordinates 37°17′38″N 121°56′11″W / 37.293998°N 121.93625°W / 37.293998; -121.93625Coordinates: 37°17′38″N 121°56′11″W / 37.293998°N 121.93625°W / 37.293998; -121.93625
Line(s)
Connections Bus Route 82
Other information
Opened 2005
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by VTA
Services
Preceding station   Santa Clara VTA logo.svg VTA Light Rail   Following station
Mountain View–Winchester
toward Winchester
Location
Hamilton (VTA) is located in San Jose, California
Hamilton (VTA)

Hamilton is a light rail station operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). Hamilton is served by the Mountain View–Winchester light rail line. The station has a single track used by trains traveling in both directions. The platform of the station is elevated from street level.

Location[edit]

Address: 850 East Hamilton Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008
Nearest cross-streets: State Route 17 and Creekside Way
Geographic coordinates: 37° 17' 37.9" North, 121° 56' 11.2" West

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Union Pacific Freight branch line No passenger service
VTA Mountain View–Winchester toward Mountain View (Bascom)
Mountain View–Winchester toward Winchester (Downtown Campbell)

Architecture/public art[edit]

Hamilton station as seen from street level.

Hamilton station has a dramatic glass elevator enclosure and distinctive pedestrian bridge that provides access to the platform and improves the station's aesthetics.

There is no public art currently on display at this station.

History[edit]

Hamilton station was built as part of the Vasona Light Rail extension project. This project extended VTA light rail service from the intersection of Woz Way and West San Carlos St in San Jose in a southwesterly direction to the Winchester station in western Campbell.[1]

The official opening date for this station was October 1, 2005.

The construction of this station and the rest of the Vasona Light Rail extension was part of the 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program. Santa Clara County voters approved the Measure B project in 1996 along with a one half percent sales tax increase. The Vasona Light Rail extension was funded mostly by the resulting sales tax revenues with additional money coming from federal and state funding, grants, VTA bond revenues, and municipal contributions.[2]

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