Downtown Campbell station
|VTA light rail station|
Downtown Campbell Station - looking southwest along the platform
|Location||175 Railway Avenue|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections||Bus Route 26|
Downtown Campbell is a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light rail station, located in downtown Campbell. Downtown Campbell station contains one island platform, and marks the beginning of a double-track section which continues to the end of line, Winchester station in western Campbell. Currently it is served by Mountain View–Winchester light rail line and bus route 26.
Address: 175 Railway Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008
Nearest cross-streets: Orchard City Drive and Gilman Avenue
Geographic coordinates: 37° 17' 8.3" North, 121° 56' 35.4" West
Platforms and tracks
|VTA||Northbound||← Mountain View (Hamilton)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Southbound||Winchester (Terminus) →|
|Union Pacific||Freight branch line; No passenger service|
The station's platform shelter is architecturally unique as compared with the other shelters used in the system. The shelter features a brick facade and a roofline that blends more naturally with the surrounding buildings. This is one of the many VTA Light Rail stations that only fits 2 cars.
There is no public art currently on display at this station.
The Downtown Campbell station was constructed as part of the Vasona Extension. It was dedicated August 12, 2005, but was not opened for revenue service until October 1, 2005, due to the delay in obtaining waiver from Federal Railroad Administration.
This location is where Campbell's first train station was located, the Campbell Depot. Originally built in 1866 as part of the South Pacific Coast Railroad connecting Oakland with Santa Cruz with narrow gauge service and breaking Southern Pacific's monopoly.
Nearby points of interest
- Campbell Park - 3 blocks away - 2 Gilman Avenue
- Historic Downtown Campbell - shops, restaurants, services, culture
- Los Gatos Creek Trail trailhead - 3 blocks away - located within Campbell Park
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