BART to Downtown San Jose

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VTA’s BART Silicon Valley involves a program of transportation improvements in the corridor that generally extends from the southern boundary of Alameda County in the City of Fremont through the cities of Milpitas, San Jose, and Santa Clara in Santa Clara County.

These improvements include a planned 16-mile, six-station extension of the existing San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) system into Silicon Valley.

The SVO has a history of advocating on transportation projects that have a positive regional economic impact. BART Silicon Valley is a game changer for our business community and the talented workforce that commute throughout the Bay Area every day.

VTA’s BART Silicon Valley is being managed by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in cooperation with BART. VTA’s BART Silicon Valley will be constructed in phases.

Phase I (Berryessa Extension) is the first 10 miles which includes two stations and Phase II is the last six miles which includes four stations.

  • SVO Position: Support/Support for Single Bore Tunneling
  • Timeline: Berryessa Extension opens 2018
  • Important Links: VTA website
  • Contacts for this project: Hotline: 408-934-2662; email: vtabart@vta.org 

The Phase I consists of the design, construction, and future operation of an approximate 10-mile extension of the BART system into Santa Clara County. Phase I will connect to the track south of the BART Warm Springs Station in Southern Fremont (opened in 2017) and proceed in the former Union Pacific Railroad corridor through Milpitas to the Berryessa District of San Jose, near Las Plumas Avenue. The alignment is a combination of at-grade, open cut, and aerial guideway configurations, and includes a retained-cut passenger station in Milpitas (Milpitas Station) and an above-ground passenger terminus station in San Jose (Berryessa/North San José Station).