Cottle (VTA)

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Santa Clara VTA
VTA light rail station
Cottle VTA station 0990 10.JPG
Cottle Station platform, 2012
Location Cottle Road at Highway 85
San Jose, California
Coordinates 37°14′34″N 121°48′10″W / 37.242688°N 121.802888°W / 37.242688; -121.802888Coordinates: 37°14′34″N 121°48′10″W / 37.242688°N 121.802888°W / 37.242688; -121.802888
Owned by VTA
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus Routes 27, 68
Parking 421 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Opened 1987
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg VTA Light Rail   Following station
toward Alum Rock
Alum Rock–Santa Teresa
Cottle (VTA) is located in San Jose, California
Cottle (VTA)

Cottle is a light rail station operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). This station is served by VTA's Alum Rock–Santa Teresa line. It was part of the original Guadalupé Line, the first segment of light rail from Santa Teresa to Tasman.


Cottle station is located in the median of State Route 85, near Cottle Road in the southern part of San Jose, California. It is located very close (one mile) to Caltrain's Blossom Hill station, and is even closer to the local hospital and to the Hitachi Global Storage Technologies campus in South San Jose. Since the Caltrain only serves this area in rush hours on weekdays, the light rail service may be used in other hours, although it is slower.

Station layout[edit]

Platform Eastbound toward Alum Rock (Snell)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Westbound toward Santa Teresa (Terminus)

Station amenities[edit]

Connecting transit[edit]


  • The station is also served by shuttles to the local Kaiser hospital and to the Hitachi campus.
  • The station is about one mile (1.6 km) from Caltrain's Blossom Hill stop; since Caltrain only serves this station in peak direction during rush hours, the slower light rail service can be used at other times.

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