Oakridge station

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Oakridge
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VTA light rail station
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Oakridge station platform, 2012
LocationWinfield Blvd and Blossom River Way
San Jose, California
Coordinates 37°15′13″N121°52′01″W / 37.253543°N 121.866896°W / 37.253543; -121.866896 Coordinates: 37°15′13″N121°52′01″W / 37.253543°N 121.866896°W / 37.253543; -121.866896
Owned by VTA
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedApril 25, 1991 [1]
ClosedDecember 27, 2019
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg VTA Light Rail Following station
Ohlone/Chynoweth
Terminus
Ohlone/Chynoweth–Almaden
(former, 1991-2019)
Almaden
Terminus
Location
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Oakridge
Location in San Jose
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Oakridge
Location in California
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Oakridge
Location in United States

Oakridge was a light rail station on the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light rail system. This station was served by VTA's Ohlone/Chynoweth–Almaden line, popularly known as the Almaden Shuttle. The station had one platform, and was only accessed by the street. There was no parking available at the station.

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Location

Oakridge station is located across Winfield Blvd from Westfield Oakridge Mall in southern San Jose, California.

History

An outbound light rail car arriving in 1993. A single track was used in both directions at this station. Car 832 arriving at Oakridge station, SB on Almaden Shuttle (1993).jpg
An outbound light rail car arriving in 1993. A single track was used in both directions at this station.

This station is on the former right-of-way of the Southern Pacific Railroad's "Lick Branch," where there was also a track for loading building materials into freight cars. The rail line was abandoned in 1981. The station was closed on December 27, 2019, when the light rail was replaced by a bus service.

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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.