Race (VTA)

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Race
VTA light rail station
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Race Station platform
Location 580 Race Street
San Jose, California
Coordinates 37°19′03″N 121°54′37″W / 37.317449°N 121.910407°W / 37.317449; -121.910407Coordinates: 37°19′03″N 121°54′37″W / 37.317449°N 121.910407°W / 37.317449; -121.910407
Owned by VTA
Line(s)
Connections Bus Route 65
Construction
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 2005
Services
Preceding station   Santa Clara VTA logo.svg VTA Light Rail   Following station
Mountain View–Winchester
toward Winchester
Location
Race (VTA) is located in San Jose, California
Race (VTA)

Race is a light rail station operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). The station consists of a single platform with a single trackway. Trains from both directions arrive on the same track. Race is served by the Mountain View–Winchester light rail line.

Location[edit]

Address: 580 Race Street, San Jose, CA 95126
Geographic coordinates: 37° 19' 2.6" North, 121° 54' 37.8" West
Nearest cross-streets: Parkmoor Avenue and Auzerais Avenue

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Union Pacific  Freight branch line No passenger service
VTA  Mountain View–Winchester toward Mountain View (San Jose Diridon)
 Mountain View–Winchester toward Winchester (Fruitdale)

History[edit]

Race 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 Street 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]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Race (VTA) at Wikimedia Commons