Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Santa Clara VTA’s begins construction on BART Milpitas Station

Rendering of the future Milpitas Station. Rendering of the future Milpitas Station. Santa Clara VTA

California's Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's contractor Skanska Shimmick Herzog (SSH), a Joint Venture with LAN/T.Y. Lin, will begin the demolition of existing buildings at the future Milpitas Bay Area Rapid Transit Station located at the southeast corner of Montague Expressway and Capitol Avenue.

The demolition of one building and one partial building will make way for construction of the new station. The first phase of the demolition, just east of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and north of The Crossing at Montague apartments, will take approximately one month to complete.

The future Milpitas BART Station will have a projected daily ridership of 10,000 on opening day, with BART trains expected to arrive every 7.5 minutes. The station features a ground level concourse, below-ground boarding platforms and a seamless connection to VTA's Montague Light Rail Station. A VTA bus transit center will also offer connections to VTA's local, limited-stop and express bus services. Also featured will be a private shuttle and "Kiss-and Ride" loading areas, a multi-story parking garage and on-site bicycle storage. The BART ride from Milpitas to the San Francisco Embarcadero Station will take less than 60 minutes.

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