Valley Transportation Authority
San Jose - Fremont/Union City BART Rail Connection
Santa Clara County, California (San Jose/Silicon Valley)
This information is being provided by me as a private citizen and is in no way to be considered to be official VTA information.
Just a few comments on this service as I understand it now. There
may be errors in this, and most certainly be changes. The ballot measure described this service as "CalTrain Type" service. Most likely it will be operated with rolling stock similar to
CalTrain or with DMUs.
- No desicion has been made on the rolling stock to be used.
- Routing will use the old WP tracks from Fremont South, these run east of the Great Mall, the tracks on the west side are the SP tracks. There is a connection from the WP tracks that leads to the San
Jose CalTrain Station. (if you want it I have a scanned map that shows the various tracks in the downtown San Jose area, about 190K gif. this map is based on software that is from 2-3
years old. There is are a few minor errors I know of in the map. I still shows the siding that crosses Tully at Monterey, this is being abandoned. If you want the map I can e-mail it to
you, if there is enough demand I can put it out on my WWW page.) After driving around that area the other day, I believe the connection still exists. It crosses Azurais between Lincoln and
Bird. There are three crossings in this area, 1 is the Vasona route, one appears to be the WP/SP connector, and one seems to be the old WP tracks that went to the station on The Alameda.
- Estimated ridership is 4,000/day. (BART estimate)
- Initial service will be Peak Hour Only.
- Service will most likely be operated by Amtrak West, administered by SC-VTA and BART. This has to do with the type of rail service it is.
- The BART connection will be at Union City. Stations will be located in Union City, Warm Springs, Milpitas, Santa Clara St?, Tamien, and San Jose CalTrain. The Tamien and San Jose CalTrain
stops might be delayed.
- Start-up cost will be between $70 & $80 Million. VTA's share will be about half of this.
- Yearly operating costs for VTA will be around $1 to $1.5 million.
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Service & Operations Planning
Last Modified: Sunday, January 5, 1997
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