Santa Clara Station

Site plan for the end of line Santa Clara BART Station, which is south of Brokaw Road and between the JPB tracks and the future Gateway Crossings

Santa Clara Station, adjacent to the Santa Clara Caltrain Station and the future Gateway Crossings development, will be the end of the line station for VTA’s BART Phase II Extension. Unlike the three other stations, the concourse will be elevated and the platform will be at ground level, similar to the Warm Springs BART Station. The station will include vehicle parking, bicycle facilities, and a connection to Caltrain, Capitol Corridor, Altamont Corridor Express, and several VTA bus lines through an extension of the existing Santa Clara pedestrian undercrossing.

On the border of Santa Clara

Site plan for the end of line Santa Clara BART Station, which is south of Brokaw Road and between the JPB tracks and the future Gateway Crossings

Santa Clara Station, adjacent to the Santa Clara Caltrain Station and the future Gateway Crossings development, will be the end of the line station for VTA’s BART Phase II Extension. Unlike the three other stations, the concourse will be elevated and the platform will be at ground level, similar to the Warm Springs BART Station. The station will include vehicle parking, bicycle facilities, and a connection to Caltrain, Capitol Corridor, Altamont Corridor Express, and several VTA bus lines through an extension of the existing Santa Clara pedestrian undercrossing.

On the border of Santa Clara and San José, BART passengers will have access to destinations in both cities within walking distance. To the northeast will be Gateway Crossings, a new development with a mix of housing, retail, and open space. To the southeast is PayPal Park (home to the San José Earthquakes), mixed-use development, Coleman Highline, and various restaurants and retail. To the southwest is Santa Clara University, the oldest operating university in California.

Santa Clara is located in the center of Silicon Valley and is home to the headquarters of several high-tech companies. It is also home to Santa Clara University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of California, and Levi’s Stadium, home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. Santa Clara is bordered by San José, Sunnyvale, and Cupertino. The Santa Clara Station is planned to be located adjacent to the Santa Clara Transit Center, Santa Clara University, and a quick walk to Avaya Stadium. 

VTA's Santa Clara BART Station At A Glance: 10,100 weekday passengers by 2040, 500 parking spaces, within walking distance to Santa Clara University, close to PayPal Park, and connect to the San Jose International Airport via VTA's Route 60

 

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VTA Board approved Phase II Project
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BART Board approved Phase II Project
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FTA issued Record of Decision for Phase II Environmental Document
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Geotechnical and utility field investigations began
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VTA awarded General Engineering Consultant contract to Mott MacDonald/PGH Wong
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BART Silicon Valley Phase II Project Advances with Two Milestones
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The BART Silicon Valley Extension into Downtown San Jose and Santa Clara is moving forward with two critical milestones achieved this week. The Project has advanced to the final step in the...
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Santa Clara Station Design Review Committee
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In June 2021, VTA initiated the first phase of station-specific BART Phase II Design Review Committees (DRCs). The purpose of the DRCs is to provide an opportunity for community and local government partners to provide input to the BART Phase II project team regarding select visual elements for each of the four stations. Such elements include types of material finishes used and areas for future art installations and/or cultural features.

Development of the initial aesthetic concepts used for this first phase of the DRCs was based on feedback received to date on the project through the environmental process, public and stakeholder meetings and workshops, and Community Working Group meetings. The DRCs for each station are comprised of leaders of local community organizations and staff from the cities of San José and Santa Clara. Community feedback was gathered online and via in-person events in September 2021.

The project team will consider and appropriately incorporate input received during the DRC Community Engagement period. This information will then be provided into the Phase II Project’s RFP to be released in 2022. 

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As of September 2021, this is the current estimated timeline for earliest commencement of major construction activities. This timeline is approximate and to be used only for planning purposes. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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