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No VTA Light Rail In Southern Downtown SJ This Weekend

Ongoing light rail system rehab work forces VTA to run shuttle buses instead of light rail on two parts of its system this weekend.

On the Mountain View-Winchester (Green Line 902) line, buses will run between Paseo de San Antonio and San Fernando stations in both directions Saturday and Sunday.

The Alum Rock-Santa Teresa (Blue Line 901) line will have a different shuttle service pattern. On Saturday, buses will run between Paseo de San Antonio and Tamien stations in both directions, skipping Virginia station. The Blue Line will run from Virginia to Santa Teresa in both directions on Saturday.  On Sunday, shuttle buses will run between Paseo de San Antonio and Children’s Discovery Museum in both directions.

Expect VTA ambassadors on hand at all affected light rail stops to help passengers transfers between light rail and shuttle buses.  Plan on adding another 5-10 minutes’ travel time if using VTA light rail thru southern downtown San Jose this weekend.  This is especially true for those going to the Enanitos Verdes & Hombres G concert at SAP Center in San Jose Saturday evening.

National Championship Transit Options

Levi’s Stadium, east of Great America light rail station.

College football’s national championship game comes to the Bay Area for the first time.  On January 7 at 5pm, college football’s National Championship game will take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.  The Clemson Tigers face the Alabama Crimson Tide for major college football’s national championship.

This post will help detail Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) public transit options to and from fan events in San Jose and Santa Clara on January 4-7.  These options help you beat expected traffic gridlock, parking woes, and potential road rage incidents at the events.  This post will also help detail a local guide for first-time public transit riders – especially those visiting San Jose and Santa Clara from out of town.  Read on below for more information…