Winchester Transit Center

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Winchester Transit Center
Santa Clara VTA
VTA light rail station
Winchester VTA 1242 07.JPG
Station with train waiting to depart, September 20, 2012
Location 2400 Winchester Boulevard
Campbell, California
Coordinates 37°16′46″N 121°56′53″W / 37.279403°N 121.948113°W / 37.279403; -121.948113Coordinates: 37°16′46″N 121°56′53″W / 37.279403°N 121.948113°W / 37.279403; -121.948113
Owned by VTA
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections VTA Bus Routes 37, 48, 49, 60, 101
Parking 54 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Opened 2005
Preceding station   Santa Clara VTA logo.svg VTA Light Rail   Following station
Mountain View–Winchester Terminus
Winchester Transit Center is located in San Jose, California
Winchester Transit Center

Winchester Transit Center is a light rail station and park-and-ride lot operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in Campbell, California. Winchester is the southern terminus of the Mountain View–Winchester light rail line.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

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


Winchester 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, terminating at this station.[1]

The station began service on October 1, 2005, after a delay of some months after a dispute with the Federal Railroad Administration.

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]

The construction of the Winchester station ended the 74 years that Campbell was without Lightrail service. "The San Jose Railroads and the Peninsular Railway Company of San Jose" petitioned to stop street car trolley service after the death of Henry C. Blackwood in 1931 and the costs that the railroad would endure with the new state highway being built.[3]

Nearby points of interest[edit]

  • John D. Morgan Park[4]

Connecting transit[edit]


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