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Mountain View Double Track

Project Summary

VTA’s Mountain View Light Rail Double Track Project is now complete. The project added a second light rail track between the Mountain View and Whisman stations in Mountain View. All improvements were fully operational for Super Bowl 50, which was held at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara in February 2016. 

Project Benefits

Adding a second light rail track between the Mountain View and Whisman stations allows VTA to provide:

  • ​Better on-time service for commuters transferring between ​Caltrain and VTA Light Rail at the Mountain View Station.
  • A direct connection to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
  • Additional service to Mountain View as ridership increases.  

Construction Updates

What is Phase 1?

Phase 1 included the construction of a second light rail track from Mountain View Station to just short of the SR 85 overcrossing and also a new, longer  storage track to replace the existing storage track located east of Mountain View Station. Phase 1 also shifted both Caltrain tracks closer to Evelyn Avenue to create room for the second light rail track.

Phase 1 also included the installation of communications and signal systems. Project construction will begin in summer 2014 and will be completed by summer 2015.

What is Phase 2?

Construction of Phase 2 began in early 2015 and included extending the second light rail track from SR 85 to Whisman Station. This work included crossing Central Expressway and working in the residential area near Whisman Station. Phase 2 also required the permanent closure of the Evelyn Light Rail Station.

Phase II Environmental Documents

Final Environmental Document (July 2014)

For a more accesible version of this document, or if your assistive technology requires a different format, please contact Tom Fitzwater, Manager of Environmental Programs and Resources Management, at (408) 321-5789 and we will try to accommodate your request. 

  Draft Environmental Document (May 2014)

Click here to download the accessible presentation and display boards from the May 22, 2014 public input meeting in Mountain View (large file).

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