Light Rail Service
Light Rail Service
VTA offers more than 42.2 miles of light rail service through the cities of San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and Campbell and Mountain View. There are 62 convenient stops along the system, including: residential areas of South San Jose, Downtown San Jose, San Jose Civic Center, North First Street high-tech area, Paramount's Great America theme park, Tasman Drive high-tech and residential areas, Downtown Campbell, Lockheed Martin, Middlefield Road industrial areas, and Downtown Mountain View.
Light rail service is provided seven days a week to serve Silicon Valley's round-the-clock lifestyle. The system provides links with dozens of VTA bus routes and employer shuttles, as well as with Caltrain commuter rail in San Jose and Downtown Mountain View, and the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) at the Lick Mill Station in Santa Clara. For those who wish to drive to light rail, there are 14 Park & Ride Lots where you can leave your vehicle. Or, if you choose to bicycle to light rail, you can sign up for bike lockers located along the line, or simply take your bike on board.
All VTA light rail stations are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Light rail fares are the same as those charged for regular VTA bus routes. All light rail stations have ticket vending machines, from which you can purchase Single Ride tickets good for two hours (light rail only), or a Day Pass good for unlimited rides on bus and light rail on the day purchased.
Free Light Rail Shuttle Service
VTA, in cooperation with the Transportation Fund for Clean Air, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and participating employers, operate free shuttle buses from several light rail stations directly to various employment centers.
VTA has been operating the Light Rail Shuttle Bus Program since 1988 when the first two Light Rail Shuttles were introduced to the public. The program was implemented soon after the opening of the VTA Light Rail Guadalupe Line to provide convenient connections to major employment centers, and thus, encourage use of the Light Rail system. Currently, there are a total of four Light Rail Shuttles, two of which also serve Caltrain.
Downtown Light Rail Shuttle Also known as the DASH, for the Downtown Area Shuttle, this service circulates on a fixed-route through downtown San Jose and connects with downtown Light Rail Stations as well as the San Jose Diridon Caltrain Station. You can use the shuttle to make direct connections from Light Rail or Caltrain with employment sites such as Adobe Systems, PG&E, Wells Fargo, Comerica Bank, downtown hotels, and many other businesses. You may also make connections with San Jose State University and other bus routes, and transfer from Caltrain to Light Rail and vice versa.