Real Time Information - Light Rail Help
The Real Time Transit Information (RTI) System allows you to see where your train is, the expected wait time until the next train, and the locations of light rail platforms.
- Navigation arrows permit map scrolling and you may also zoom in or out of the map using the “+” and “-” buttons below the navigation arrows.
- The TransLOC screen initially shows the Santa Clara County map with blue, green, and orange lines representing the three different light rail lines VTA operates. You may choose the route(s) you want to look at by selecting either one or more from the left menu.
Blue: Alum Rock-Santa Teresa (Route 901)
Green: Mountain View-Winchester (Route 902)
Orange: Ohlone/Chynoweth-Almaden (Route 900)
(Note: You have the option of viewing the map in Normal or Satellite view, you can change the map view by using the selection menu on the top left of the screen, next to the navigation arrows)
- Markers of coordinating colors along the light rail routes show the current locations of the various trains in operation. Arrows within the markers show the rails’ direction of travel.
- Color coded circles appear when you zoom into the map. These circles show the different light rail stations along the selected route(s). When you click on the circles, a dialogue box showing the station’s name, trains’ direction of travel from the particular platform, and the estimated wait time until the next two light rails. For detailed instructions on accessing real time information on your mobile devices, click on the “Mobile” option on the top TransLOC menu.
- If you do not have a smartphone or mobile device that allows you to access VTA’s website and RTI system on the go, the dialogue box also provides texting information; you can use any phone with texting capability to send a text to VTA with the station number provided and you will receive a text message with real time light rail information for your particular location.
- A search box in the top right corner allows you to look up a route, stop, or address by typing. You may also use the “Text” link on the top right TransLOC menu to access this option.