Old Ironsides station

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Old Ironsides
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VTA light rail station
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Old Ironsides Station platform, looking east
LocationTasman Drive and Old Ironsides Drive
Santa Clara, California
Coordinates 37°24′12″N121°58′46″W / 37.40333°N 121.97944°W / 37.40333; -121.97944 Coordinates: 37°24′12″N121°58′46″W / 37.40333°N 121.97944°W / 37.40333; -121.97944
Owned by VTA
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsAiga bus trans.svg VTA Bus: 55, 57, 59, Express 121
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedDecember 11, 1987 [1]
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg VTA Light Rail Following station
Reamwood Orange Line Great America
toward Alum Rock
Terminus Green Line Great America
toward Winchester
Location
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Old Ironsides
Location in San Jose
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Old Ironsides
Location in California
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Location in United States

Old Ironsides is a light rail station in Santa Clara, California operated by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) as part of the VTA Light Rail system. Old Ironsides is served by the Orange Line and is the northern terminal of the Green Line. Immediately west of the station site is a pocket track and double crossover, allowing Green Line trains to switch between tracks and enabling the storage of three, 3-car trains to mobilize trains quickly after the end of an event at Levi's Stadium. [2]

Old Ironsides station is closed for up to 60 minutes after the events at the nearby Levi's Stadium to prevent crowds from overwhelming the station. VTA's Great America station (which is located closer to the stadium) has additional facilities to handle large crowds

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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. "Light Rail Efficiency". Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on June 29, 2015. Retrieved January 2, 2020.