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Capital is an intermediate stop in the middle of Guadalupe Parkway. The station has an island platform with offset stopping positions for the two directions. The reason for this is to allow the otherwise too narrow platforms to accommodate exits to both sides of Capital Expressway that crosses under the middle of the station. The southern end of the northbound platform has a combined staircase/up escalator followed by the one platform elevator to the southern sidewalk of Capital Expressway, while the northern end of the southbound track has a combined staircase/up escalator to the northern sidewalk of Capital Expressway. The portions of the platform where trains only stop in one direction (the majority of the station except for a tiny bit between the two directions) have a white fence and some ballast between it and the non-stopping track. There are two canopy structures along the northern half of the platform for northbound trains and just one beyond the concrete enclosure of the elevator for the southbound platform. Each of these have the normal tiled supports holding up the canopy with Capital in white text written in brown above the direction to the exits.

Just east of the station, are two large park & ride lots with a total of 951 spaces, these are on both sides of Capital Expressway between the Guadalupe Parkway and Narvaez Avenue. The southern park and ride lot has a small bus loop along Capital Expressway, with buses able to stop both directly in a loop along the lot or along the eastbound lanes of Capital Expressway.
All Photos: 20 February, 2012

Stepping off a train at Capitol onto a mostly side platform
The escalator and staircase to the north side of Capitol Expressway
The elevator and escalator to the south side of Capitol Expressway
Beneath the wide Capitol Expressway, the second exit is visible across
The ramp and staircase to the southern station entrance
In the small middle portion of the platform that is a normal island platform
A portion of the platform ends, while it becomes partially a side platform
The mosaic for Capitol
The Emergency safety area at one of the platform leads down to tracks
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Last Updated: 29 May, 2016
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