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I-880/Milpitas was the terminus of the first phase of the Tasman West extension and was the end of the line from May 17, 2001 until service was extended to Alum Rock on June 24, 2004. The stop has a single island platform in the median of Tasman Drive. This platform starts at intersection of Alder Drive (I-880 is a block west of the station) and runs west. Diagonally across the street (starting from the SE corner of the intersection) is the station's 280 space park & ride lot. At one edge of this lot is an oddly shaped glass tower held up by four sets of marble pillars with a small clock above one and the City of Milpitas written vertically on another column.

The platform has two white canopy structures with a high grey gabled roof that surrounds wind screened benches beneath each end of the structure along the platforms blue information panels. Decorating the platform is Camera Obscura and Cabinet of Innovation and Obsolesence Sculpture both by Ellen Sollad. The Camera Obscura looks like a mini-telescope and passengers can put their eyes up to it to view the intersection it overlooks (it's at the entrance to the platform) from a completely different perspective. Cabinet of Invention and Obsolescence Sculpture are six Bronze cabinets that look hap-hazardly placed. Each of these has a peephole revealing a different scene. One is off an odd collection of glass bottles. Finally by the entrances to each platform are two yellow flat sculptures Entry Railings by John Okulick that show distinctive designs.
All Photos: 28 February, 2012

LRV #999A for Alum Rock stops
Cabinet of Innovation and Obsolescence Sculpture
Cabinet of Innovation and Obsolescence Sculpture
Glass bottles in a Cabinet of Innovation and Obsolescence Sculpture
One exit to a crosswalk and Park & Ride lot
Camera Obscura
Entry Railings
A platform entrance
Looking across to the Park & Ride lot and City of Milpitas Tower
Across from the station platform
Entry Railings
A train stops at I-880/Milpitas
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Last Updated: 29 May, 2017
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