Convention Center station (VTA)

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Convention Center
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VTA light rail station
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Station and Civic Auditorium, September 22, 2012
LocationSan Carlos Street and Market Street
San Jose, California
Coordinates 37°19′48″N121°53′25″W / 37.330012°N 121.890167°W / 37.330012; -121.890167 Coordinates: 37°19′48″N121°53′25″W / 37.330012°N 121.890167°W / 37.330012; -121.890167
Owned by VTA
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsAiga bus trans.svg VTA Bus: 23, Express 168, Rapid 523
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJune 17, 1988 [1]
Rebuilt2006
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg VTA Light Rail Following station
Paseo de San Antonio
toward Baypointe
Blue Line Children's Discovery Museum
toward Santa Teresa
Paseo de San Antonio Green Line San Fernando
toward Winchester
Location
Convention Center station (VTA)

Convention Center is a light rail station operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. The station is located in San Jose, California in the median of West San Carlos Street between Market Street and Almaden Boulevard, directly in front of the San Jose Convention Center and the San Jose Civic auditorium. This station is served by the Blue and Green lines of the VTA Light Rail system.

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Convention Center was renovated in 2006 to be made fully wheelchair accessible.

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References

  1. "VTA Facts: Light Rail System" (PDF). Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. November 30, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 20, 2009. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  2. "The Tech Museum of Innovation" . Retrieved 2012-09-22.