Penitencia Creek station

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Penitencia Creek
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Penitencia Creek station platform
LocationCapitol Avenue and Penitencia Creek Road
San Jose, California
Coordinates 37°22′57″N121°51′22″W / 37.382546°N 121.856179°W / 37.382546; -121.856179 Coordinates: 37°22′57″N121°51′22″W / 37.382546°N 121.856179°W / 37.382546; -121.856179
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking53 spaces
Bicycle facilities Lockers [1]
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJune 24, 2004;17 years ago (2004-06-24) [2]
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg VTA Light Rail Following station
Berryessa Orange Line McKee
toward Alum Rock
Location
Penitencia Creek station

Penitencia Creek is a light rail station operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). This station is served by VTA's Orange Line.

Contents

The station was opened on June 24, 2004, as part of VTA's Capitol light rail extension. [3]

Service

Location

Penitencia Creek station is located in the median of North Capitol Avenue, just south of Penitencia Creek Road in San Jose, California.

Station layout

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound VTA-Orange-icon.svg Orange Line toward Mountain View (Berryessa)
Eastbound VTA-Orange-icon.svg Orange Line toward Alum Rock (McKee)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

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References

  1. "VTA Light Rail System". Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority . October 11, 2021. Retrieved 2022-02-04.
  2. "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.
  3. "Tasman East/Capitol Project Description". Completed projects. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. 2008-05-12. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2008-11-16.