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VTA begins testing on BART Silicon Valley Phase I [free access]

November 10, 2017

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has begun test runs on the BART Silicon Valley Phase I, also known as the Berryessa Extension. The communication and signal testing along the trackway has been completed.


The extension spans 16.09 km (10 miles) through the Warm Springs station in Fremont, Milpitas and Berryessa area of north San Jose, covering two stations. Construction commenced in 2012 and revenue services are expected to commence in 2018. In 2012, a federal grant worth USD900 million was allocated for the project. Trains will operate at a speed of 128 km/hr. New housing and commercial developments are planned around the stations.