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Branham is a light rail station in the middle of the Guadalupe Parkway. The station has a single island platform for the two-track line that extends north from the overpass of Branham Lane that provides the station's only entrance. The entrance consists of a concrete elevator shaft that leads to a small walkway followed by a wide staircase that is split into two different staircases by a narrow up escalator. Waiting passengers have a single canopy structure towards the northern end of the platform. This structure has the normal tiled columns. At the very northern end of the platform is an 'Emergency Safety Area' that is just a small area that extends between the tracks (with some concrete bollards). There is a 271 space Park & Ride lot just west of the freeway (there are steps at the southern end of the lot up to Branham Lane to provide the closest access the station) between the freeway and Narvaez Avenue.
All Photos: 20 February, 2012

The escalator that divides up the staircase off the platform
Looking through the fence at station in the freeway median
The Branham Station entrance framework (since the platform can be closed off)
Looking down the staircase, passed the walkway to the elevator that is closed for replacement
Fencing around the bottom of the closed for replacement elevator
The start of the modern rased platform installed in the early 2000s for the newer low-floor LRVs
Branham signs
Almaden & Stanta Teresa directional sign
The mosaic for Branham
It's a long way from the platform caonpy to the platform exit
Approaching the emergency safety area at one end of the platform
Signs for the elevator closure
The start of the canopy structure
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Last Updated: 29 May, 2016
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