Happy Thanksgiving Day!

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On behalf of the Silicon Valley Transit Users, I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Day today.

On Thanksgiving Day, many Silicon Valley transit agencies like Caltrain, SamTrans and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will run on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains between San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, Millbrae and Fremont will run on a Sunday schedule Thanksgiving Day. Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) trains will NOT run on Thanksgiving Day nor on the day after Thanksgiving (Friday). Full ACE train service returns on Monday, although the special ACE train to and from Levi’s Stadium will run for this evening’s San Francisco 49ers game vs. Seattle at 5:30pm.

Details on special public transit service for Thanksgiving Day and the proce, eding weekend – including “Black Friday” – are below.

Silicon Valley Turkey Trot

To support the annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, VTA is rerouting many bus lines in downtown San Jose until noon today. In addition, the 181 express bus line will be rerouted in downtown San Jose until 2pm to support runners finishing the annual Turkey Trot.

Thanksgiving Night Football at Levi’s Stadium

At 5:30pm on Thanksgiving Day at Levi’s Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks. Use Caltrain + VTA light rail and even express buses get you to and from the game to help you beat the expected gridlock. Our guide lists these and other public (and private) rail and bus options for this evening’s game.

“Black Friday” and the Shopping / Travel Weekend

For this Friday – the official start of the Christmas season known as “Black Firday” you can use our transit guide to shopping centers and malls throughout Santa Clara County. Our transit to shopping guide even includes information on VTA buses serving the new Santa Clara Town Center on El Camino Real and Scott Boulevard in Santa Clara. Our transit to malls guide helps you beat traffic gridlock and parking search hassles in and around the malls and shopping centers in Santa Clara County.

Do you have family or friends traveling to or from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)? Use our SJC airport transit guide to learn about Caltrain, VTA light rail, and the connecting FREE shuttle bus to and from SJC airport. The guide will help you beat the traffic and parking hassles at the SJC airport parking garages.

Throughout this weekend, follow @svtransitupdts on Twitter for the latest public transit information and updates.

Please stay safe and sane on this long Thanksgiving Day weekend.

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users

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