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A Glimpse at the Future Berryessa BART Station

Station design to reflect San Jose's agricultural past with a creek theme and landscaping features that evoke a notion of water flow.

Construction of the Berryessa extension is scheduled to start early next year. The station and related facilities will be located on 50 acres of land between Berryessa and Mabury Roads adjacent to the San Jose Flea Market.  Penitencia and Coyote creeks meet nearby.

Here is a glimpse of what the station will look like and the features it will have:

  • The architecture will feature a creek theme with landscaping features that evoke a notion of water flow, natural habitat and San Jose’s agricultural past.
  • A ground-level concourse, with aerial boarding center platform 35 feet above ground.
  • An eight-level parking garage.
  • A VTA bus transit center east of the station.
  • Private shuttle and drop-off/pick-up and loading area.
  • Shared-use trails for bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • A dedicated bicycle storage room.
  • Freeway access from US-101 Oakland Road and I-680.
  • Entrances from the north, south and west portions of the property.

The station will share part of its boundary with the popular San Jose Flea Market to the east at 1590 Berryessa Road. However, a direct access plan between the flea market and the BART station hasn’t yet been established.

Oxo Slayer, a staff planner with the Valley Transportation Authority, which is building the station, says the VTA is waiting for a proposal from the flea market owners. When that comes, negotiations will start. He noted that the land between the station and the flea market will not be level, so stairs or a ramp will likely be needed for pedestrians.

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Eric Gneckow June 01, 2011 at 07:36 PM
This station looks beautiful...and man, it will be convenient!
Troy June 07, 2011 at 01:56 AM
This is an important step to extending BART to San Jose, we need to extend the other end of the Richmond line as well. The Capitol Corridor (Interstate 80) is the most congested in the state and the third most in the entire United States! www.FriendsOfdelNorte.info has more info.
Troy June 07, 2011 at 11:09 PM
I hope that there is a rapid and free shuttle or one included in the ticket cost to ensure easy access to downtown. They really should extend it as far as the Alum Rock station and have that be all above ground to make it affordable, very doable. www.friendsofdelnorte.info

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