Milpitas station

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Milpitas
Bay Area Rapid Transit
A large silver-colored railway station
Milpitas station near completion in March 2018
Location Montague Expressway at East Capitol Avenue
Milpitas, California
Coordinates 37°24′37″N 121°53′28″W / 37.41028°N 121.89111°W / 37.41028; -121.89111Coordinates: 37°24′37″N 121°53′28″W / 37.41028°N 121.89111°W / 37.41028; -121.89111
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s) BART S-Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections (at Montague)
Construction
Structure type Underground
Parking 1,200 spaces (shared with VTA)
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status under construction
Website VTA BART Station: Milpitas
History
Opening September 2019[1]
Electrified 12 May 2017 (2017-05-12)[2]
Original company Built by VTA, transferred to BART
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
  Future service  
toward Richmond
Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont
Terminus
toward Daly City
Warm Springs/South Fremont–​Daly City

Milpitas is a future Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station serving Milpitas, California, scheduled to open in September 2019.[1] The station is located near the intersection of Capitol Avenue, Great Mall Parkway, and Montague Expressway. A pedestrian bridge will connect to the elevated Montague light rail station, which will replace the Great Mall Main Transit Center.[3]

History[edit]

The station and the $2.3-billion Silicon Valley BART extension broke ground in 2012.[4] Completion had been expected in 2016,[5][6] but the opening was pushed back repeatedly. As of 2018, the project was delayed three years.

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) received a $900 million federal grant for the $2.3-billion Silicon Valley extension in 2012.[7] Buses from Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and AC Transit will serve the station.

Station layout[edit]

M Mezzanine Pedestrian bridge to VTA light rail
G Ground Station entrance, ticket machines, station agent, fare gates
P
Platform
level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound/Westbound      Warm Springs/South Fremont–​Daly City toward Daly City (Warm Springs / South Fremont)
     Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Richmond (Warm Springs / South Fremont)
Southbound/Eastbound      Warm Springs/South Fremont–​Daly City toward Berryessa (Terminus)
     Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Berryessa (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

The station occupies 27 acres (11 ha) and is co-located with the Montague Light Rail station, near the North San Jose/Milpitas high-tech job hub and the Great Mall of the Bay Area. The concourse will be at-grade, with two underground side platforms.

The six-story[8][9] 1,200 space parking garage is owned and operated by VTA; thus parking is open to light rail and bus patrons in addition to BART riders.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b / "BART to Berryessa, Milpitas may not happen until late 2019" Check |url= value (help). San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved June 11, 2018. The long-awaited opening of the BART extension from Fremont to San Jose might not occur until late September of 2019. . .And the extension to Berryessa will open nearly three years after officials first hoped, if it comes late next year. 
  2. ^ Gomez, Mark (May 12, 2017). "High-voltage warning: BART tracks from San Jose to Fremont fully electrified". The Mercury News. Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  3. ^ "VTA". Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. January 5, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ "VTA's BART Milpitas Station Area Construction Begins" (pdf) (Press release). Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. August 28, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-14. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "BART-to-San Jose construction to start in April". Associated Press. March 13, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2017. Transportation leaders on Monday signed final documents pledging $900 million in federal funds for the $2.3 billion Berryessa extension, scheduled to open in 2016. 
  6. ^ Richards, Gary. "Next target: Extending BART under downtown San Jose". San Jose Mercury News. Archived from the original on September 24, 2016. Construction begins this spring, with 2016 completion date... Source: VTA 
  7. ^ "VTA and FTA Seal the Deal for BART Silicon Valley" (pdf) (Press release). Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. March 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-14. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Milpitas Station Campus Update - Winter 2016 - YouTube. BART Silicon Valley. February 24, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2017. It has been several months since we last visited... Source: BART Silicon Valley 
  9. ^ Milpitas Station Campus Update - Spring 2016 - YouTube. BART Silicon Valley. June 22, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2017. The Milpitas BART Station continues to progress significantly... Source: BART Silicon Valley 

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