Evelyn station

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Evelyn
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Evelyn station in March 2015
LocationEvelyn Avenue at Pioneer Way
Mountain View, California
Coordinates 37°23′27″N122°03′59″W / 37.390889°N 122.066389°W / 37.390889; -122.066389 Coordinates: 37°23′27″N122°03′59″W / 37.390889°N 122.066389°W / 37.390889; -122.066389
Platforms1 side platform
Construction
Parking196 spaces
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedDecember 17, 1999
ClosedMarch 16, 2015
Location
Evelyn station

Evelyn station is a former VTA Light Rail station located in Mountain View, California. The station platform was on the then-single-track section east of the Downtown Mountain View light rail station. It was accessed via a pedestrian tunnel under the Caltrain tracks from Evelyn Avenue at the intersection with Pioneer Way. The station was closed in 2015 to permit double-tracking of the line.

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History

The pedestrian tunnel to the station in 2012 Evelyn VTA station 1075 03.JPG
The pedestrian tunnel to the station in 2012

The station was built as part of the Tasman West extension project and opened December 17, 1999. The VTA decided in August 2014 to close and remove Evelyn station early in 2015. As part of the Light Rail Efficiency Project, a second track was added between Mountain View Station and Whisman Station for the Mountain View–Winchester, and leaving Evelyn in place would have required narrowing Central Expressway and Evelyn Avenue to accommodate the track. [1] According to VTA, the station was the second least-utilized station in the VTA light rail system.

After the station closed in 2015, the park and ride lot across the street from the station remained available to transit passengers but was lightly used. [2] [3] In May 2019, the lot was leased to the City of Mountain View who plans to use the lot as a safe place for people living in vehicles to park. The long-term plan is to use the two-acre parking lot parcel to build 180 affordable apartments. [4] [3]

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References

  1. Winston, Ethan (March 5, 2015). "Permanent Evelyn Station Closure Begins March 16" (Press release). Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  2. DeBolt, Daniel (August 15, 2014). "VTA pulls plug on Evelyn station". Mountain View Voice.
  3. 1 2 Hassan, Anser (May 9, 2019). "Mountain View plans to convert VTA parking lot into parking spot for homeless". ABC7 San Francisco . Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  4. Noack, Mark (May 9, 2019). "Mountain View leases land for safe parking, affordable housing". Mountain View Voice. Retrieved May 28, 2020.

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