Friday, August 15, 2008

Ohlone/Chynoweth light rail and more

Last Saturday, all stations served by the Almaden shuttle were reopened.

Although Ohlone/Chynoweth is a transfer station, it has outside platforms. Before the retrofit, the platforms were at the same level as the curb on the opposite side. The new platforms pose a tripping hazard with the one step difference. For now, the only warning are orange poles and construction tapes.

Perhaps VTA should have built a center platform at this station. The current configuration requires passengers to run across two tracks to make a tight connection from the Almaden shuttle.

Below is Almaden station.

Blossom Hill and Cottle closure

These two stations will be closed tomorrow for about two months to retrofit the platforms. In the meantime, a bus bridge will run between Ohlone/Chynoweth and Santa Teresa stations, serving all stations in between.

1 comment:

arcady said...

Interestingly Ohlone/Chynoweth has enough room between the tracks to build a center platform. Maybe they could even have done that without shutting down the station.