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Vasona Light Rail Extension Project

Environmental Process

VTA, in coordination with the Federal Transit Administration, has prepared a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.  VTA encourages you to view the Final SEIR/EA document online.  You may download the document in its entirety or by individual chapters.

2000 Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report

Fact Sheets

Vasona light rail extension project map

Project Overview

The Vasona Light Rail Project is a 1.6-mile extension of the existing Mountain View to Winchester line.

The original Vasona Corridor LRT Project was proposed to extend from downtown San Jose through the City of Campbell to the Town of Los Gatos with nine new stations and four Park & Ride lots. The first portion of the project was completed in 2005 and extended light rail to the Winchester Station in Campbell.

The 1.6-mile extension would complete the originally planned project. The extension would begin at the existing Winchester Station in Campbell and continue within the VTA right-of-way to Los Gatos. The project would be implemented in two phases based on funding and projected ridership.

Project Features

Phase 1

  • Construction of a double set of light rail tracks at the Winchester Station
  • Expansion of parking capacity at the Winchester Station
  • Construction of a new Vasona Junction Station
  • Construction of a Park & Ride lot and end-of-the-line facilities at the new Vasona Junction Station
  • Lengthening of six existing station platforms along the Vasona Corridor alignment (Winchester, Campbell, Hamilton, Bascom, Fruitdale, and Race) to accommodate longer trains)

Phase 2

  • Construction of a new Hacienda Light Rail Station with an optional Park & Ride lot

Access for Persons with Disabilities

The extension will be fully accessible in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Operations

Travel time from the Vasona Junction Station to the San Jose Convention Center Station will be approximately 22 minutes. Expected daily ridership for the two-station extension is 1,600 riders.

Capital Cost

$175 million

Project Schedule and Milestones

 

How to reach us

For more information on the Vasona LRT Extension Project or existing bus and light rail transit services, call VTA Community Outreach at (408) 321-7575, TTY only (408) 321-2330.

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