Thursday, April 10, 2008

Light rail station closure update

This Saturday, VTA will repoen Children's Discovery Museum, Viriginia and Tamien stations. According to VTA, construction at these stations finish two to six weeks early.

At CDM station, the original concrete benches have disappeared.

The new platform is ready to go at Virginia.

The other half of the platform is almost complete at Tamien.

Next Monday, Curtner, Capitol and Branham stations will be closed. Light rail passenger going to any of these stations will need to get off at Tamien or Ohlone/Chynoweth and transfer to a substitute bus bridge. Passengers from the closed stations need to take a bus bridge to either Tamien or Ohlone/Chynoweth. During the closure, light rail passengers between south San Jose and downtown will enjoy a 4 mile long non-stop segment.

Branham station was originally scheduled to be closed along with Ohlone/Chynoweth after July 4th. Recently VTA adjusted its construction schedule and all the construction should be completed by the end of this year.

At Curtner Station, VTA is removing the original wheelchair lifts in preparation for platform retrofit.

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