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Japantown/Ayer is the first stop on the light rail's first extension from Civic Center into Downtown San Jose and ending at the Convention Center and opened on June 17, 1988. The station consists of a single island platform in the middle of North 1 Street that runs between the intersections of Rankin Avenue at its northern end to Hawthorne Way at its southern end. The ends of the platforms are a bit away from these crosswalks a gradual concrete sidewalk ramp (with no railings) leads down to each entrance. The platforms have a framework of blue extra wide lamppost structures that extend to two small blue with translucent roofs canopy structures at each end of the station.
All Photos: 20 February, 2012

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LRV #939B, a single car for Winchester leaves the station
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LRV #939B leaves the station
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LRV #939B leaves passing a ramp down to a crosswalk
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Platform signage
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A smaller canopy covers TVMs
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An Exit sign
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Use the crosswalk and not get hit by the train
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A pillar and walkway to a station crosswalk
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LRV #913B for Santa Teresa approaches
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LRV #913B for Santa Teresa enters
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The blur of LRV #913B entering
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Last Updated: 28 May, 2017
All photos are by Jeremiah Cox
This section reflects VTA service patterns that are no longer accurate. Light Rail trains began operating on new routes and service patterns effective December 28, 2019. See the VTA Website for details
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