Downtown Campbell station

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Downtown Campbell
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VTA light rail station
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Downtown Campbell Station - looking southwest along the platform
Location175 Railway Avenue
Campbell, California
Coordinates 37°17′09″N121°56′36″W / 37.285703°N 121.943208°W / 37.285703; -121.943208 Coordinates: 37°17′09″N121°56′36″W / 37.285703°N 121.943208°W / 37.285703; -121.943208
Owned by VTA
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsAiga bus trans.svg VTA Bus: 26
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedOctober 1, 2005 [1]
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg VTA Light Rail Following station
Hamilton Green Line Winchester
Terminus
Former services
Preceding station Southern Pacific Railroad Following station
San Jose
Terminus
San Jose  Santa Cruz Vasona Junction
toward Santa Cruz
Location
Downtown Campbell station

Downtown Campbell is a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light rail station, located in downtown Campbell, California. Downtown Campbell station contains one island platform, and marks the beginning of a double-track section which continues to the end of line, Winchester station in western Campbell. The station is served by the Green Line of the VTA Light Rail system.

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Location

Downtown Campbell station is located at the intersection of Railway Avenue and Orchard City Drive. The station is located in the middle of Historic Downtown Campbell with many local shops, restaurants and services. Campbell Park is located about three blocks away, as is the Los Gatos Creek Trail trailhead.

History

The Downtown Campbell station was constructed as part of the Vasona Extension. [2] It was dedicated August 12, 2005, but was not opened for revenue service until October 1, 2005, due to the delay in obtaining waiver from Federal Railroad Administration.

This site is where Campbell's first train station was located, the Campbell Depot. Originally built in 1866 as part of the South Pacific Coast Railroad connecting Oakland with Santa Cruz with narrow gauge service and breaking Southern Pacific's monopoly. [3] [ better source needed ] The railroad and station were eventually acquired by Southern Pacific.

Platforms and tracks

VTANorthbound     Green Line toward Old Ironsides (Hamilton)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound     Green Line toward Winchester (Terminus)
Union PacificFreight branch line; No passenger service

The station's platform shelter is architecturally unique as compared with the other shelters used in the system. The shelter features a brick facade and a roofline that blends more naturally with the surrounding buildings. This is one of the many VTA Light Rail stations that only fits 2 cars.

There is no public art currently on display at this station.

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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. "Vasona Project Description". Completed projects. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. 2008-09-15. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
  3. http://vasonabranch.blogspot.com/2012/01/