Ride VTA's Great Pumpkin Express!
VTA's Historic Trolley arrives early this year! It’s Harvest and Halloween season, and VTA’s Historic Trolley, The Great Pumpkin Express, is arriving just in time for all the fun!
The Great Pumpkin Express Halloween Event:
Join us on Friday, October 28 and get into the "spirit" of the season! Ghostly ambassadors will be at the Convention Center Light Rail Station and on board VTA’s Historic Trolley, the Great Pumpkin Express, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. charming riders and giving out fang-tastic prizes along the way (while supplies last).*
Riders can expect some spook-tacular surprises including a Virtual Reality experience using Google Cardboard. Don’t forget your smartphone and to download the Cardboard app through Google Play or the App Store, or view on YouTube.
Instructions for Google Cardboard:
1. Download the Google Cardboard app, then select your video. Or select a VR video on YouTube.
2. Place your smartphone in the front of the Google Cardboard and secure your device.
3. Push the play button on the side of the Cardboard to start your video.
4. Enjoy your VR experience!
To kick off the harvest season, ghostly ambassadors will be at the Convention Center Light Rail Station and onboard the trolley on Friday, October 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. charming riders and giving out
fang-tastic prizes along the way (while supplies last).
The Trolley operates between the Civic Center and San Jose Diridon light rail stations, so whether your plan is to dine in San Jose's many restaurants or visit other downtown destinations, the trolley will get you there and...the ride is FREE! This spook-tacular experience is sure to get you and your family into the spirit of the harvest season!
2016 Historic Trolley Service:
October 14 through November 19, 2016.*
Fridays 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays 2:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
*Weather permitting. Rain is forecast for the October 21 weekend. Please check vta.org for updates on service. The Great Pumpkin Express will not run during Levi’s Stadium events on October 23 and November 6.
For more details and to plan your trip, call VTA Customer Service at 408-321-2300 or check the schedule and hop on board!
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 to the San Jose Trolley Corporation. VTA's Car 2001 is one of six restored trolleys maintained by VTA.
Notices & Service AlertsLast update: 10/18/2016
Night Utility Inspections Near Light Rail 10/23 - 11/11: VTA will be conducting underground utility inspections along North 1st Street. The work will generate minor noise and traffic impacts. There will be no impact to light rail service.
Santa Clara Pedestrian Undercrossing Construction 11/24-28: Construction and excavation work to extend the current pedestrian undercrossing at the Santa Clara Caltrain Station all the way through to Brokaw Road,