Direct Light Rail service from the Santa Teresa
Line stations to Diridon for Shark Games
Sharks fans can now travel by light rail to the HP Pavilion on game nights from Santa Teresa and other south San Jose light rail stations without a time-consuming and inconvenient transfer in downtown San Jose. And ditto for the trip home.
At the suggestion of Sharks fans, VTA has added a special train that leaves Santa Teresa approximately one hour before game time and travels to San Jose Diridon Station, and also a return train leaving no earlier than 15 minutes after the end of the game. The direct service eliminates the need to transfer between trains at the Convention Center Station, which is only two stops from Diridon.
The new service will begin operating on January 24 and will continue throughout the remaining 2012-2013 hockey season (including playoffs). This special service will be evaluated at the end of the season to see if the ridership warrants continuation.
When riding VTA light rail, you must carry “Proof of Payment” (POP), and be prepared to show it to our fare inspectors. POP is basically your monthly pass, Clipper card, or a paper ticket that shows you have already paid your VTA fare for a particular trip. If you are using Clipper, you must tag your card on the Clipper reader which is located next to the ticket vending machine on the light rail platform prior to boarding the train. It is your responsibility to ensure that your POP is valid for the entire duration of your trip within the VTA system.
You can now use your debit/credit card to pay for fares at all ticket vending machines.
For more information about VTA fares, please go to our fares page.
VTA Service To HP Pavilion