Tamien Station

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Accessible by elevators No Public restroom   City: San Jose 

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Tamien is a convenient park and ride station near downtown San Jose and a transfer point between Caltrain and the VTA Light Rail systems. The station is named after a local Native American tribe (Tamien) that once settled in the area.

VTA Light Rail platforms are located in the median of CA-87. The Caltrain platforms are located east of the freeway. A pedestrian walkway (by CA-87 on ramp at Lelong St) connects Light Rail and Caltrain.


Caltrain schedule

This station is served by Caltrain local/limited stop and Baby Bullet trains on weekdays only.

Caltrain ticket machines and Clipper card readers are located in the concourse below the Caltrain platform. All riders must have a valid ticket or tagged Clipper Card before boarding Caltrain and train crews may inspect for fares onboard. Riders using Clipper should "tag off" after exiting the train.

Trains may depart on any track, verify with conductor for departure time and destination.

On weekends and holidays, there's no train service at this station. Take a shuttle from the east side of this station to San Jose Diridon Station. A valid Caltrain ticket is required for the shuttle bus.

Southbound to Gilroy Northbound to San Francisco
Real time departures:
Next Station: Capitol Next Station: San Jose Diridon

Caltrain service advisoryData provided by 511.org

VTA Light Rail

VTA ticket machines and Clipper card readers are located by the bottom of escalators and stairs leading to the light rail platform. Purchase ticket or tag card before boarding.

Riders transferring from Caltrain using Clipper should "tag off" at a reader in the Caltrain area before tagging on at the light rail platform entrance.

This station features a center in the freeway median.

South to Santa Teresa (901) Alum Rock - Santa Teresa North to Alum Rock (901) Alum Rock - Santa Teresa
Real time departures:

Data provided by 511.org

Next Station: Curtner Next Station: Virginia



Weekend only: Tamien - San Jose


Alum Rock Station - De Anza College via Valley Med
Westgate - Downtown San Jose


Free parking is available at the station on lots located on both sides of the freeway. Parking on the the east side of the freeway (closer to Caltrain) can be accessed from Lick Ave. Parking on the west side (closer to light rail) can be accessed from Lelong St.

Spots designated for free long term parking (7 days maximum) are available on the west side of the station near Alma St.


Bike racks and electronic BikeLink lockers are available at this station. Regular lockers are also available through Caltrain at 650-508-6350.