Tamien Station

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Tamien
Caltrain commuter rail station
VTA light rail station
Tamien Station 1588 08.JPG
The light rail platform at Tamien
Station statistics
Address Lelong Street and Alma Avenue
San Jose, California
Coordinates 37°18′46″N 121°53′05″W / 37.31270°N 121.884781°W / 37.31270; -121.884781Coordinates: 37°18′46″N 121°53′05″W / 37.31270°N 121.884781°W / 37.31270; -121.884781
Line(s) Caltrain
  Local service
  Limited-stop service
VTA Light Rail
Connections VTA Bus Routes 25, 82
Platforms 1 island platform (Caltrain)
1 island platform (VTA)
Tracks 3 (Caltrain)
2 (VTA)
Parking 275 spaces
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 970 per weekday[1] Increase 20.2% (Caltrain)
Services
Preceding station   Caltrain logo.svg Caltrain   Following station
Local service
(during peak hours)
toward Gilroy
Limited-stop service
Baby Bullet
Peak, Pattern B
Terminus
Santa Clara VTA logo.svg VTA Light Rail
toward Alum Rock
Alum Rock–Santa Teresa
toward Santa Teresa
Location
Tamien Station is located in San Jose, California
Tamien Station

Tamien Station is an intermodal passenger transportation station served by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light rail system, two bus routes, and the Caltrain commuter rail line. The station has two distinct elevated rail platforms – one for Caltrain, the other for light rail. Each is a center platform with two trackways (one on each side). The two platforms are connected by a walkway at ground-level that is below the two platforms.

Currently, Caltrain does not serve this station during the middle of the day on weekdays. On weekends, a Caltrain shuttle bus instead of a train connects Tamien to the San Jose Diridon station.

The station is named after the Tamien (also spelled Tamyen) who were some of the Ohlone, a Native American people.

Location[edit]

Address: 1355 Lick Avenue [1] , San Jose, California
Nearest cross-street: West Alma Avenue

Platforms and tracks[edit]

The light rail platform is located in the center median of the State Route 87 freeway just north of the Alma Avenue overpass. The Caltrain platform is located between Lick Avenue and State Route 87, just north of Alma Avenue.

VTA platform
Northbound Alum Rock–Santa Teresa toward Alum Rock (Virginia)
Southbound Alum Rock–Santa Teresa toward Santa Teresa (Curtner)


Caltrain platform
Mainline track Coast Starlight No stops
Northbound Local service toward San Francisco (San Jose Diridon)
Limited-stop service toward San Francisco (San Jose Diridon)
Baby Bullet, Peak, Pattern B toward San Francisco (San Jose Diridon)
Southbound Local service toward Gilroy (Capitol)
Limited-stop service toward Gilroy during peak hours (Capitol)
Baby Bullet, Peak, Pattern B toward Tamien (Last stop)

Station amenities[edit]

Connecting transit[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Hylkema, Mark, Tamien Station Archeological Project, published by Bean, Lowell John, editor, The Ohlone: Past and Present Native Americans of the San Francisco Bay Region. Menlo Park, CA: Ballena Press Publication, 1994. ISBN 0-87919-129-5 (pages 249-270).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caltrain. "February 2014 Caltrain Annual Passenger Counts". Retrieved 2014-07-11. 

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