Several huge events are happening in the Bay Area this weekend:
- San Jose Sharks playoff hockey at HP Pavilion on Saturday
- Bay to Breakers in San Francisco on Sunday
- San Jose Earthquakes Soccer in Santa Clara on Saturday night
- Maker Faire in San Mateo
A set of VTA bus, light rail and Caltrain service information these events follows after the jump.
Tonight at 7pm, the San Jose Sharks host the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at HP Pavilion.
While Caltrain and VTA buses or light rail can be used to travel to tonight’s game, those taking Caltrain after the game ends need to know about bus alternatives. This is because the last northbound Caltrain to San Francisco leaves nearby San Jose Diridon Station at 9pm (around when the 3rd period starts).
Fans who are taking Caltrain to tonight’s game should bring extra cash for the bus or train ride home.
Caltrain alternatives for tonight’s game are after the jump…
Several Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) buses serve the A La Carte Festival along Castro Street in Mountain View this weekend from 10am-6pm.
Also, Caltrain and VTA light rail serve the Festival at the Mountain View station on Castro and Evelyn.
Take the 35 bus line? Advisory…
Due to the A La Carte festival this weekend, VTA is rerouting the 35 bus line in the downtown Mountain View area along the following streets between the Mountain View Transit Center and California/Shoreline in Mountain View.
- Northbound to Stanford Shopping Center: via Evelyn, Castro, Central Expressway, and Shoreline Blvd. to California St.
- Southbound to Mountain View Transit Center: via Shoreline Blvd., Central Expressway, Ferry Morris, Whisman, Dana, Calderon, and Evelyn to the Mountain View Transit Center.
Please allow extra time this weekend if you use the 35 bus line for your travel.
(Info comes from taking the 35 bus line on Saturday to a leadership academy in Palo Alto)
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users
On Sunday night at 8pm, the San Jose Earthquakes host the Portland Timbers at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Because of the recent bombings in Boston, expect extra security at this and possibly future Earthquakes home games.
The game is expected to end at around 10pm. By then, however, many Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus lines will have stopped running. Also, the last northbound Caltrain will have left Santa Clara at 9:05pm.
As a supplement to the San Jose Earthquakes transit guide, details on using Caltrain and VTA buses (and light rail) to and from this particular game follow after the More… jump.