Branham station

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Branham
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Branham Station platform, 2012
LocationBranham Lane at Highway 87
San Jose, California
Coordinates 37°16′00″N121°51′33″W / 37.266753°N 121.859246°W / 37.266753; -121.859246 Coordinates: 37°16′00″N121°51′33″W / 37.266753°N 121.859246°W / 37.266753; -121.859246
Owned by VTA
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Construction
Parking271 spaces
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1987
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg VTA Light Rail Following station
Capitol
toward Baypointe
Blue Line Ohlone/Chynoweth
toward Santa Teresa
Location
Branham station

Branham is a light rail station operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). The station is served by the Blue Line of the VTA Light Rail system and is connected to the Highway 87 bikeway. [1] Branham station is located in the median of State Route 87, near Branham Lane in San Jose, California. It was part of the original Guadalupe Line, the first segment of light rail from Santa Teresa to Tasman.

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History

Branham station is named after the closest cross street Branham lane, which is named after San Jose pioneer Isaac Branham. [2]

Station amenities

Future Development

As of 2021 VTA is holding planning meetings to consider converting the station's 3 acre "park and ride" parking lot into an office or housing development. [3]

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References

  1. "Trail Systems | City of San Jose". www.sanjoseca.gov. Retrieved 2021-10-08.
  2. "ISAAC BRANHAM- CROSSED THE PLAINES IN 1846". www.mariposaresearch.net. Retrieved 2021-10-08.
  3. "Branham Station Transit-Oriented Development". www.vta.org. Retrieved 2021-10-08.