VTA's BART Silicon Valley Phase I

Phase I of VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Program begins south of BART's Warm Springs Station in Fremont, proceeds through Milpitas and ends in the Berryessa area of north San José. Phase II is the last six miles and includes four stations.

Phase I includes two new BART stations that are each part of two bigger, new transit centers: the Milpitas Transit Center and the Berryessa Transit Center. Both Transit Centers feature:

The Milpitas Transit Center also includes a direct

Phase I of VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Program begins south of BART's Warm Springs Station in Fremont, proceeds through Milpitas and ends in the Berryessa area of north San José. Phase II is the last six miles and includes four stations.

Phase I includes two new BART stations that are each part of two bigger, new transit centers: the Milpitas Transit Center and the Berryessa Transit Center. Both Transit Centers feature:

The Milpitas Transit Center also includes a direct connection to VTA’s Milpitas Light Rail Station (formerly known as the Montague Light Rail Station). For more on the features of the Milpitas Transit Center, click here.

The Berryessa Transit Center features rapid bus service to and from downtown San José. Learn more about the Berryessa Transit Center's features.

Below, we have answers to a few basic questions about BART service to/from the Milpitas BART Station & the Berryessa/North San José BART Station. For more information on BART service, including the cost between every station, schedule of trains, and location of stations, please visit the BART website or contact BART.

 

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Study Development
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Alternatives Analysis
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VTA Board adopted Major Investment Study
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Environmental Clearance
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VTA Board Certified Final Environmental Impact Report
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VTA Board Certified Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report
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VTA Board Separated Project into Two Phases
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The VTA Board of Directors committed to separate the BART project in two overlapping phases - Phase I and Phase II. Phase I would be completed first. Phase I became the first 10 miles from Fremont to Berryessa and Phase II became the final 6 miles through downtown San Jose into Santa Clara.

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VTA Board Certified Final 2nd Supplemental Environmental Impact Report
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Design and Engineering
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Construction
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Testing
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VTA transferred control of the BART trackway, systems & facilities to BART
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VTA's BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project achieved another major milestone when VTA transferred control of the BART trackway, systems and facilities to BART.

BART now has exclusive access to begin the final phase of testing and pre-revenue operations in preparation for passenger service at both the Milpitas & Berryessa Transit Centers. 

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Open for Passenger Service
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Total Funding

$2.3 billion

Open for Service!

BART service at Milpitas and Berryessa/North San Jose started Saturday, June 13, 2020.

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