Santa Teresa station

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Santa Teresa
Santa Clara VTA
VTA light rail station
Santa Teresa VTA 1463 05.JPG
Santa Teresa Station, September 22, 2012
Location Santa Teresa Boulevard at San Ignacio Avenue
San Jose, California
Coordinates 37°14′11″N 121°47′22″W / 37.236265°N 121.789316°W / 37.236265; -121.789316Coordinates: 37°14′11″N 121°47′22″W / 37.236265°N 121.789316°W / 37.236265; -121.789316
Owned by VTA
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus Routes 42, 68, 102, 122, 182, 304
Parking 1155 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Opened 1987
Rebuilt 2008
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO SCvta.svg VTA Light Rail   Following station
toward Alum Rock
Alum Rock–Santa Teresa Terminus
Santa Teresa station is located in San Jose, California
Santa Teresa station

Santa Teresa is a light rail station operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). This station is the southern terminus of VTA's Alum Rock-Santa Teresa line, it was built in the late 1980s as part of the original Guadalupe Line, the first segment of light rail that stretched to Tasman in northern San Jose.

As with all other stations on the Alum Rock–Santa Teresa line south of the Convention Center station, the Santa Teresa station only provided level boarding at the first door of the lead car via a wooden ramp. VTA planned to close this station from September to November 2008 to allow level boarding at all doors. However, the station remained open during construction through a temporary platform.[1]


Santa Teresa station is located just south of State Route 85, near Santa Teresa Boulevard in the Santa Teresa neighborhood in southern San Jose, California, it is a major local transit center, and as such is the terminus of several bus routes. It is served by a shuttle to IBM's campus in South San Jose.

Station layout[edit]

Platform Eastbound toward Alum Rock (Cottle)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Eastbound toward Alum Rock (Cottle)

Station amenities[edit]

Connecting transit[edit]

VTA Bus Route 72 no longer serves this station as of January 14, 2008, due to updates in VTA bus service. VTA Bus Route 67 and Limited-Stop Bus Route 305, which also served this station, were discontinued completely as a result of these updates.


  1. ^ "More Platform Retrofit Work to Begin in February" (pdf). VTA Take One. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. November 2007. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 

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