Montague (VTA)

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Santa Clara VTA
VTA light rail station
Montague Light Rail Station with future BART Station.jpg
A view of the elevated Montague Station from street level with new staircase and pedestrian bridge connecting future Milpitas BART Station in Sept. 2016
Location Capitol Avenue and Montague Expressway
Milpitas, California
Coordinates 37°24′31″N 121°53′27″W / 37.408719°N 121.890964°W / 37.408719; -121.890964Coordinates: 37°24′31″N 121°53′27″W / 37.408719°N 121.890964°W / 37.408719; -121.890964
Owned by VTA
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections The Milpitas Station will be located across a pedestrian bridge.
Disabled access Yes
Opened 2004
Preceding station   Santa Clara VTA logo.svg VTA Light Rail   Following station
toward Alum Rock
Alum Rock–Santa Teresa
toward Santa Teresa
Montague station is located in San Jose, California
Montague station
Montague station

Montague 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.

The station opened in 2004 as part of the second phase of VTA's Tasman East light rail extension.[1]

The station will be renamed Milpitas in fall 2017, when the Milpitas Station opens.[2]


Montague station is located in the median of East Capitol Avenue, just south of Montague Expressway in Milpitas, California.

Station layout[edit]

Platform Northbound toward Santa Teresa (Great Mall/Main)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound toward Alum Rock (Cropley)

Station amenities[edit]

Connecting transit[edit]

There are no bus connections at this station.

VTA Bus Route 59, which previously served this station, was discontinued on January 14, 2008 as a result of updates to VTA bus service.

In fall 2017, VTA Bus Routes 47, 60, 66, 70, 71, 77 will serve the light rail station when the Milpitas BART Station opens.[2]

Future BART station[edit]

Montague station is planned as a future transfer point between VTA light rail and BART as part of the BART San Jose extension project. On March 23, 2015 the station was closed for reconstruction of the existing stairs, elevator modifications, installation of a new escalator and construction of a deck connecting the bridge to the future Milpitas BART Station until August 31, 2015.[3][4][5] The station was scheduled to close again for three months starting on January 30, 2017 to facilitate construction of the transit facility,[6][7] but it is postponed until further notice.[8]


  1. ^ "Tasman East/Capitol Project Description". Completed projects. VTA. 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  2. ^ a b "VTA+Next+Network+Draft+Plan+(Weekday,+Weekend+Existing).pdf" (PDF). VTA. January 3, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2017. 
  3. ^ Childress, Brandi (March 12, 2015). "Montague Light Rail Station to Close Temporarily for Five Months due to VTA's BART Silicon Valley Project Construction". VTA. Retrieved March 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ Montague Light Rail Station Closure - Spring 2015 - YouTube. BART Silicon Valley. March 12, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ Montague Light Rail Station Reopened - Fall 2015 - YouTube. BART Silicon Valley. March 12, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Milpitas: VTA to temporarily close Montague Light Rail Station". San Jose Mercury News. January 26, 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  7. ^ Montague Light Rail Station Closure: Winter 2017 - YouTube. BART Silicon Valley. January 24, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2017. 
  8. ^ "POSTPONED: Montague Light Rail Station Temporary Three-Month Closure". VTA. January 26, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2017. 

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