Fruitdale station

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Fruitdale
BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg
VTA light rail station
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Fruitdale Station, 2006
Location1490 Fruitdale Street
San Jose, California
Coordinates 37°18′37″N121°55′06″W / 37.310313°N 121.918252°W / 37.310313; -121.918252 Coordinates: 37°18′37″N121°55′06″W / 37.310313°N 121.918252°W / 37.310313; -121.918252
Owned by VTA
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsAiga bus trans.svg VTA Bus: 25, Express 103
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedOctober 1, 2005 [1]
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg VTA Light Rail Following station
Race Green Line Bascom
toward Winchester
Location
Fruitdale station

Fruitdale is a light rail station in the Fruitdale neighborhood of San Jose, California, operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). The station has a center platform situated between two trackways. Fruitdale station is served by the Green Line of the VTA Light Rail system.

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Location

Fruitdale station is located near the intersection of Fruitdale Avenue and Southwest Expressway in San Jose, California. The station is located near the San José City College, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and the Sherman Oaks Community Center.

History

Fruitdale 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 to the Winchester station in western Campbell. [2]

The official opening date for this station was October 1, 2005.

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. [3]

Metal screens that adorn the shelter at the Fruitdale VTA light rail station FruitdaleVTAPubArt030406.JPG
Metal screens that adorn the shelter at the Fruitdale VTA light rail station

San Jose artist Diana Pumpelly Bates has created metal screens for the shelters that provide visual interest for passengers at the stations as well as for motorists and pedestrians passing by the stations. The designs reflect the rising and setting sun. [4]

Service

Station layout

Freight line← Union Pacific branch line; No passenger service →
Light railNorthbound VTA-Green-icon.svg Green Line toward Old Ironsides (Race Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound VTA-Green-icon.svg Green Line toward Winchester (Bascom)

Connecting transit

VTA Bus: 25, Express 103

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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. "Making the Light Rail Connection: Expanded Service Adds 5.3 miles to System". Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. 2005-10-01. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
  4. "Fruitdale Station". Vasona Light Rail Extension. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2008-11-16.