Hamilton station (VTA)

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Santa Clara VTA
VTA light rail station
Hamilton station - looking northeast along the station's elevated platform.
Location850 East Hamilton Avenue
Campbell, California
Coordinates37°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
Owned byVTA
Platforms1 side platform
ConnectionsBus Route 82
Disabled accessYes
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg VTA Light Rail   Following station
Mountain View–Winchester
toward Winchester
Hamilton is located in San Jose, California
Location in San Jose
Hamilton is located in California
Location in California
Hamilton is located in the United States
Location in United States

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.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

VTA Northbound/Southbound toward Mountain View (Bascom)
toward Winchester (Downtown Campbell)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Union Pacific Freight branch line; No passenger service

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.


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]

Connecting transit[edit]


  1. ^ "Vasona Project Description". Completed projects. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
  2. ^ "Making the Light Rail Connection: Expanded Service Adds 5.3 miles to System". Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. 2005-10-01. Retrieved 2008-11-16.

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