Happy Memorial Day 20243 min. read

Happy Memorial Day!
Happy Memorial Day!

Today, we remember those who perished serving our nation’s Armed Forces. This after we remembered the horrific shootings at Guadalupe Rail Yard on May 26, 2021.

All transit agencies serving Silicon Valley are running on a Sunday/Holiday schedule today. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) buses and light rail
  • SamTrans (San Mateo County)
  • Caltrain
  • BART
  • Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) trains to/from Stockton
  • Capitol Corridor trains to/from Oakland and Sacramento

Normal weekday service will return Tuesday morning.

Read on for a transit guide of things to do around San Jose – and how to get there on public transit.

FanimeCon’s Final Day (San Jose)

FanimeCon – billed as an anime convention “by fans, for fans” enjoys its last day in downtown San Jose. Convention headquarters is at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

Our transit guide to downtown San Jose shows you how VTA Blue Line and Green Line light rail, and 23 bus line, stop directly in front of the Convention Center.

ADVISORY For Attendees South Of Tamien Light Rail Station

Until June 8, VTA shuttle buses will replace trains between Tamien and Blossom Hill stations in both directions. This is to allow for replacement of overhead wires that power the trains. Allow an extra 30 minutes’ travel time if you plan on taking Blue Line light rail south of Tamien station.

Other bus alternatives to/from downtown San Jose worth considering, in the meantime:

  • Ohlone-Chynoweth: 64A (get off bus at Santa Clara/Market, then walk south 3 blocks to Convention Center Area
  • Snell: 66
  • Cottle: 68
  • Santa Teresa: 66 or 68

The 66 and 68 buses stop within 1 block (5-10 min. walk) of the San Jose Convention Center. Get off at S. 1st/San Salvador in downtown San Jose. Then, walk one block west along San Fernando St. to the Convention Center.

San Jose Giants Baseball (San Jose)

Starting Monday at 5pm, the San Jose Giants host a 6-game home stand versus the Fresno Grizzlies at Excite Ballpark. Excite Ballpark is on the corner Alma and Senter in San Jose.

In addition to Monday at 5pm, games take place on

  • Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30pm
  • Friday at 7pm
  • Saturday at 6pm
  • Sunday at 1pm

All of these games will have some kind of promotion going on. Contact the San Jose Giants ticket office for tickets and more information.

Our transit guide to Excite Ballpark shows you several VTA bus lines that stop within a short walk of the stadium. Including one bus line from downtown San Jose that stops right on the 3rd base side of the ballpark.


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More to come…

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users