Facts and Figures

Operator VTA
System Type Light Rail
Year Opened 1987
# of Lines 3
# of Cars
Mileage 42 Miles
Gauge Standard
Stations 62
Power Overhead
Fare Media Tickets/POP
Website VTA
Data Date 2006
1st Visit 10/1991
Last Visit 5/2016
% Rode 100%

California Transit > San Jose
San Jose Light Rail

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SJ Light Rail

There is a lot happening with this light rail system. There are 3 separate lines  on the this system in the South Bay.

The Blue, or Alum Rock/Santa Teresa Line runs the entire length of the original Guadalupe Corridor, and the new Capitol Corridor.

The green or Mountain View/Winchester line contains the extended Tasman Corridor to Mt View. Runs on the Guadalupe section to just south of downtown SJ. There it branches onto the brand new Vasona Corridor to Winchester.

The Purple or Almaden line is a short shuttle line connecting the Blue line to a major mall that is slated to close in 2019, the first modern light rail line closure.

Choose your Station

New Station Name Routes Transfer # photos # new
  Almaden       4  
Alum Rock 6
  Baypointe       5  
Branham 10 10
  Civic Center       1  
  Convention Center       4  
Cropley     2
  Great Mall       13 3
  Hostetter Station       2  
  I-880 Milpitas       5  
Montague     BART (Future) 10 9
Mountain View     CalTrain 8 6
  Ohlone/Chynoweth       1  
  Old Ironsides       2  
Orchard       8 8
Paseo San Antonio       10 2
  Penitencia Creek       1  
River Oaks       5 5
St. James 3 3
  San Jose Diridon     CalTrain/ACE/Amtrak 6  
Santa Clara       4 4
Tasman       8 6
  Winchester       5  
Yards       7 1

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