Milpitas station

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Milpitas
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Milpitas BART Station.jpg
Aerial view of construction on March 12, 2017.
Coordinates 37°24′37″N 121°53′28″W / 37.41028°N 121.89111°W / 37.41028; -121.89111Coordinates: 37°24′37″N 121°53′28″W / 37.41028°N 121.89111°W / 37.41028; -121.89111
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s) Silicon Valley BART extension
Connections

Montague is located across a pedestrian bridge.

History
Opening Fall 2017 or 2018[1][2][3]
Previous names Montague
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
  Future service  
toward Warm Springs
Fremont–​Daly City
toward Daly City
Richmond–​Fremont
toward Richmond
Route map
Map of extension showing position of the Milpitas BART station.

Milpitas is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station in Milpitas, California, scheduled to open fall 2017 or 2018.[1][2][3] It will be the first station of the Silicon Valley BART extension to be built in Santa Clara County.[4][5]

The station is located near the intersection of Capitol Avenue, Great Mall Parkway, and the Montague Expressway. A pedestrian bridge will connect to the elevated Montague light rail station, which will replace the Great Mall Main Transit Center.[6]

History[edit]

The station and the $2.3-billion extension broke ground in 2012,[7] and completion had been expected in 2016.[8]

The station occupies 27 acres (11 ha) and will be co-located with the Montague Light Rail station, near the North San Jose/Milpitas high-tech job hub and the Great Mall of the Bay Area. The station will have a six-story parking garage.[9][10] The concourse will be at-grade, with two underground side platforms.

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) received a $900 million federal grant for the $2.3-billion Silicon Valley extension in 2012.[11] Buses from Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and AC Transit will serve the station.

Station layout[edit]

M Mezzanine Pedestrian bridge to VTA light rail
G Ground Station entrance, ticket machines, station agent, fare gates
P
Platform
level
Northbound/Westbound      Fremont–​Daly City toward Daly City (Warm Springs / South Fremont)
     Richmond–​Fremont toward Richmond (Warm Springs / South Fremont)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound/Eastbound      Fremont–​Daly City toward Berryessa (Terminus)
     Richmond–​Fremont toward Berryessa (Terminus)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Richards, Gary (July 27, 2016). "Roadshow: BART may start running to San Jose in late 2017". San Jose Mercury News. Can we really expect BART to San Jose by next year? … A That's what the Valley Transportation Authority insists, even though its website lists 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Timeline - Berryessa Extension Project Timeline". Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  3. ^ a b Baldassari, Erin (March 22, 2017). "BART Riders: Relief is on the way with Warm Springs Station". East Bay Times. Retrieved March 22, 2017. the opening of Warm Springs/South Fremont station on Saturday 
  4. ^ Record of Decision, Federal Transportation Commission. 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-12.
  5. ^ Berryessa Extension Factsheet, VTA - BART Silicon Valley, 2010. Accessed 2010-11-12.
  6. ^ "VTA". Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. January 5, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2017. 
  7. ^ "VTA's BART Milpitas Station Area Construction Begins" (pdf) (Press release). Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. August 28, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  8. ^ Richards, Gary. "Next target: Extending BART under downtown San Jose". San Jose Mercury News. Archived from the original on September 24, 2016. Construction begins this spring, with 2016 completion date... Source: VTA 
  9. ^ Milpitas Station Campus Update - Winter 2016 - YouTube. BART Silicon Valley. February 24, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2017. It has been several months since we last visited... Source: BART Silicon Valley 
  10. ^ Milpitas Station Campus Update - Spring 2016 - YouTube. BART Silicon Valley. June 22, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2017. The Milpitas BART Station continues to progress significantly... Source: BART Silicon Valley 
  11. ^ "VTA and FTA Seal the Deal for BART Silicon Valley" (pdf) (Press release). Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. March 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 

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