Evelyn station

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Evelyn
Santa Clara VTA
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
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Construction
Parking 196 spaces
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened December 20, 1999
Closed March 16, 2015
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg VTA Light Rail   Following station
Terminus
Mountain View–Winchester
toward Winchester
Location
Evelyn station is located in San Jose, California
Evelyn station

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 was demolished to make room for a second track along the Mountain View–Winchester line.[1]

Location[edit]

The station platform was on the then-single-track section east of the Downtown Mountain View light rail station. It was accessed via a pedestrian tunnel under the Caltrain tracks 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

Closure[edit]

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 was added between Mountain View Station and Whisman Station, and leaving Evelyn in place would have required narrowing Central Expressway and Evelyn Avenue to accommodate the track. According to VTA, the station was the second least-utilized station in the VTA light rail system. The park and ride lot across the street from the station is to remain open.[2][1]

Gallery[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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