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Santa Clara – Great America station

Santa Clara – Great America (called Great America by ACE) is a train station in Santa Clara, California. It hosts Amtrak's Capitol Corridor trains and Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) trains. The station is close to Levi's Stadium and California's Great America. Amtrak service to Santa Clara began on May 21, 1993.[3]

Santa Clara – Great America
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Santa Clara – Great America station in 2012
Location5099 Stars & Stripes Drive
Santa Clara, California
Coordinates37°24′24″N 121°58′01″W / 37.406645°N 121.96688°W / 37.406645; -121.96688Coordinates: 37°24′24″N 121°58′01″W / 37.406645°N 121.96688°W / 37.406645; -121.96688
Line(s)UP Coast Subdivision[1]
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
ConnectionsVTA Buses & Light Rail
Construction
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
Station codeGAC
History
OpenedMay 21, 1993
Traffic
Passengers (2017)167,475[2]Increase 10.3% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Santa Clara–University
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor Fremont
toward Auburn
Preceding station Altamont Corridor Express Following station
Santa Clara
toward San Jose
ACE Fremont
toward Stockton

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Great America was the 25th-busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of about 332 passengers daily.[4]

Transit connectionsEdit

VTA provides connecting shuttles to various cities and employers in the area[5][6]. In addition, the station is near the Lick Mill light rail stop 1000 feet east. The light rail station named Great America is located at the theme park California's Great America 2000 feet to the west.

Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach line 6 stops here between San Jose and Stockton.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail NETWORK SCHEMATICS" (PDF). California Department of Transportation. p. 5.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  3. ^ National Association of Railroad Passengers (June 11, 1993). "Hotline #777". Archived from the original on December 12, 2013. Retrieved 2012-07-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  5. ^ "VTA - Routes by type".
  6. ^ "Great America - ACE".

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