If the sight of streetcars bothers you that much, then maybe you shouldn’t go downtown?
To allow that turnaround, and to let the north-south trains pass by, the VTA wants to create a bypass, or spur. The planners estimate the Campbell trains might wait only six minutes on the regular track to let other trains pass, but with four trains arriving per hour at peak times, the big light rail vehicles would be parked at St. James Park for a good piece of the day.
So what’s the problem? As former San Jose Councilwoman Judy Stabile points out, the historic district includes both the parks and the buildings that surround it, like Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, the Post Office, the old Courthouse.
To leave the light rail cars parked at the station blocks the view and insults the historic fabric. It’s like your neighbor asking to park his RV in front of your house.
Yep. Next thing you know, St. James park will look like this hellhole: