Weather Postpones VTA’s Holly Trolley Debut
Historic Trolley Creates a Magical Journey during the Holidays
|Release Number: || NR 12 11 09|
|Release Date: || Nov 30, 2012|
**Due to inclement weather, the VTA "Holly Trolley" will not operate this weekend. Please check the VTA website for updates on this season's holiday events and promotions.
San Jose, CA – Holiday magic will be in the air starting Friday, November 30 as the VTA “Holly Trolley” unites the nostalgia of the past with the young and young at heart! The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) historic trolley only debuts this time of year, offering free rides to the various holiday festivities in downtown San Jose.
The Holly Trolley will be spreading holiday cheer between the Civic Center and San Jose Diridon light rail stations that will also be adorned with holiday décor. Whether your plan is to visit Christmas in the Park, ice skate under the palms, or dine at one of the many downtown San Jose's restaurants, the Holly Trolley will be your sleigh ride…for FREE!
Throughout the month of December, the trolley will operate on an hourly schedule
every Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., weather and conditions permitting.
The historic trolley, Car 2001, was built in Milan, Italy in 1928 where it originally operated until the mid-1980s when it was donated by the Italian government in the mid-1980s to the San Jose Trolley Corporation. VTA maintains six restored trolleys that can be seen and ridden at the San Jose Historical Museum in Kelly Park. For more information on VTA’s historic trolleys, visit http://www.vta.org/services/trolleys/historic_trolleys.html
for trip planning assistance or contact VTA Customer Service at (408) 321-2300, TTY (408) 321-2330. Follow us on Twitter: @VTA and “Like” us on facebook.com/VTA!
Go To Top
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is an independent special district that provides sustainable, accessible, community-focused transportation options that are innovative, environmentally responsible, and promote the vitality of our region. VTA is responsible for bus, light rail and paratransit operations and also serves as the county’s congestion management agency. As such, VTA is responsible for countywide transportation planning, including congestion management issues, specific highway improvement projects, pedestrian and bicycle improvement projects, and provides these services throughout the county, including the municipalities of Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale. VTA continually builds partnerships to deliver transportation solutions that meet the evolving mobility needs of Santa Clara County.