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Great Mall/Main is an elevated station and the first stop on the second phase of the Tasman West/Capital extension that opened on June 24, 2004. The station is located on an elevated concrete guideway above the middle of Great Mall Parkway (the street Tasman Drive becomes when it enters Mipitas) over the intersection of South Main Street. The station has a single island platform for the two track line. Along this island platform are two white canopy structures. The glass on the underside of these is etched with images of corn and other agricultural products and is part of Shelter Canopy Glass by Deborah Mersky. The elevated has white mesh walls to keep passengers from falling off and this has Safety Fence Art Panels by John Okulick to provide some bursts of color.

To leave the platform are exits off of it at either end. The western end has a staircase an elevator shaft directly down to the west side of the middle of the intersection of Great Mall Parkway and Main Street. The eastern end is more complicated. A staircase leads down along with an elevator to the eastern side of this intersection. These both have (and the elevator stops at) middle intermediate landings. This landing leads to footbridge with white slightly arched walls that leads to the north side of Great Mall Parkway. Here a staircase and another elevator lead down to the eastern side of the Great Mall/Main Transit Center. This consists of a bus loop with 10 bus bays with a pedestrian island in the middle, buses cross inside to access it design. The bus island has three white bus shelters for waiting passengers; there is silver Sculptural seating by Deborah Mersky. The actual mall is just across a quite small (maybe 30 space) parking lot from the station.
All Photos: 28 February, 2012

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A block from the station at the start of the Park & Ride lot/Transit Center
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Looking across to the bus loop
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Sign at the entrance to the station's bus loop
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The main bus loop entrance
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The Great Mall/Main Bus Loop
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Buses in the bus loop
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TThe VTA park & Ride sign for Great mall/Main and tower for the bridge from it to the elevated station
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The elevated bridge to across Great Mall Parkway
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Under the bridge to the platforms from the bus loop/transit center
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Staircase from the bus loop entrance via a bridge
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View beneath the elevated station
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The freight rail grade-crossing beneath the station
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Text for Great Mall/Main on the aireal guideway
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A freight line crosses beneath the station making the intersection super-complicated
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The stairs at the bus loop entrance
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Looking down on the bus loop, AC Transit Route 217 stops in the station
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Hills beyond the station
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The pedestrian bridge from the bus loop
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The elevated line and a grade-crossing below
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