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Convention Center was the southern terminus of the VTA Downtown Extension that opened on June 17, 1988. It acted as a terminus for just over two years until the line in the middle of the Guadalupe Parkway first only to Tamien on August 17, 1990. The station became a transfer stop between the light rail's two southern branches with the opening of the first segment of the Winchester Line on August 1, 2005 and the rest of the line on October 1, 2005.

The station consists of a single island platform on the line in the middle of San Carlos Street. The station is midblock between Market Street and Almaden Street. The platform has one legal entrance (although the other end has a white pillar sign and just subtle don't cross here signs) at its eastern end. The platform has a long canopy framework structure that surrounds the entire platform with most of it having a semi-translucent roof. The canopy structure is colorful with orange beams holding up a framework and crossbeams that are off-white. There are small sighs with simple Convention Center text with orange boarders and more white text on orange for on platform signage, including the direction of the one legal exit.
Photos 1-4: 17 March, 2010; 5-20: 20 February, 2012

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LRV #957B for Mountain View enters Convention Center
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LRV #957B has left Convention Center
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Approaching the Convention Center Platform
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The Convention Center platform framework between canopy sections
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A seal for the City of San Jose on the Convention Center platform
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LRV #997A for Santa Teresa
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LRV #997A for Santa Teresa leaves
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Across from the Convention Center platform
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LRV #998B at the junction where the two main rail lines split
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LRV #964A curves under CA-87 heading towards Winchester
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LRV #957B leading a 2 car train for Alum Rock
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A train stops at the median Convention Center station
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LRV #953A stopped
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Across from the not legal platform entrance which does have a pillar
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Signage above benches
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The pillar at the entrance to the Convention Center platform
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