Hamilton station (VTA)

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Hamilton
VTA-Green-icon.svg
HamiltonVTAPlatformLevel030406.JPG
Hamilton station platform, looking northeast
Location850 East Hamilton Avenue
Campbell, California
Coordinates 37°17′38″N121°56′11″W / 37.293998°N 121.93625°W / 37.293998; -121.93625 Coordinates: 37°17′38″N121°56′11″W / 37.293998°N 121.93625°W / 37.293998; -121.93625
Owned by VTA
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
ConnectionsAiga bus trans.svg VTA Bus: 56
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedOctober 1, 2005;16 years ago (2005-10-01) [1]
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg VTA Light Rail Following station
Bascom Green Line Downtown Campbell
toward Winchester
Location
Hamilton station (VTA)

Hamilton is an elevated light rail station located over East Hamilton Avenue, after which the station is named, near its intersection with Creekside Way and California State Route 17, in Campbell, California. The station is owned by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and is served by the Green Line of the VTA light rail system. The station has a single track used by trains traveling in both directions.

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History

Aerial view of train entering Hamilton station, showing elevated platform, ground-level plaza and freight tracks Train pulling into Hamilton Station, aerial view.jpg
Aerial view of train entering Hamilton station, showing elevated platform, ground-level plaza and freight tracks

Hamilton 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 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]

Platforms and tracks

Platform levelNorthbound/
Southbound
VTA-Green-icon.svg Green Line toward Old Ironsides (Bascom)
VTA-Green-icon.svg Green Line toward Winchester (Downtown Campbell)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Street levelFreight line← Union Pacific branch line; No passenger service →
Station plazaEntrance/Exit
Hamilton station as seen from street level HamiltonStreetLevel030406.jpg
Hamilton station as seen from street level

Hamilton station has a dramatic glass elevator enclosure and a distinctive pedestrian bridge that provides access to the platform and improves the station's aesthetics.

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

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References

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  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.
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