Convention Center station (VTA)

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Convention Center
Santa Clara VTA
VTA light rail station
Convention Center VTA 1311 14.JPG
Station and Civic Auditorium, September 22, 2012
Location San Carlos Street and Market Street
San Jose, California
Coordinates 37°19′48″N 121°53′25″W / 37.330012°N 121.890167°W / 37.330012; -121.890167Coordinates: 37°19′48″N 121°53′25″W / 37.330012°N 121.890167°W / 37.330012; -121.890167
Owned by VTA
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus Route 23, 168
Disabled access Yes
Opened 1987
Rebuilt 2006
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg VTA Light Rail   Following station
toward Alum Rock
Alum Rock–Santa Teresa
toward Santa Teresa
Mountain View–Winchester
toward Winchester
Convention Center station (VTA) is located in San Jose, California
Convention Center station (VTA)

Convention Center is a light rail station operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. The station is located in San Jose, California in the median of West San Carlos Street between Market Street and Almaden Boulevard, directly in front of the San Jose Convention Center and City National Civic. It is served by both the Alum Rock–Santa Teresa and Mountain View–Winchester light rail lines.

Convention Center was renovated in 2006 to be made fully wheelchair accessible, this station was the southernmost station on the Alum Rock–Santa Theresa line to permit level boarding at all doors. Stations south of Convention Center had wooden wheelchair ramps only at the first door.

Station layout[edit]

Platform Northbound toward Mountain View (Paseo de San Antonio)
toward Alum Rock (Paseo de San Antonio)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound toward Winchester (San Fernando)
toward Santa Teresa (Children's Discovery Museum)

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Connecting transit[edit]

The station is served by the free of charge DASH or downtown area shuttle connecting it with Downtown San Jose and San Jose State University daytime weekdays.[2] Previously the station was served by route 85, a line that fed passengers from a park and ride on Lawrence Expressway and stopped at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and San Jose City College along the way to downtown, SJSU, and San Jose City Hall, however this line was discontinued in 2008.[3]


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