Firework over the sky
Get on Board for the 4th of July Celebrations!

We’ve all been itching to celebrate independence and we finally can on the 4th of July at Discovery Meadow in Downtown San Jose or Great America in Santa Clara! To help you get in and out without worrying about parking, traffic, or road closures, VTA is expanding light rail service for the evening. 

On Monday, July 4, VTA will be running a special light rail schedule for the holiday. VTA will operate on the Sunday/Holiday schedule on the Green, Blue, and Orange Lines until 7 p.m., with additional cars added to most trains. Extra service will be provided between Santa Teresa and Winchester to Civic Center and back starting at 7 p.m. with a 15-minute frequency. The Green Line will serve the Convention Center Station, and the Blue Line will serve both the Convention Center and Children’s Discovery Museum Stations. 

  • Post-event light rail service for Downtown San Jose will be as follows: 

Passengers headed towards Winchester or Old Ironsides/Mountain View on the Green Line will board at the Convention Center Station. Passengers headed towards Santa Teresa or Baypointe/Alum Rock on the Blue Line should board at the Children’s Discovery Museum Station. A line of trains will be staged in each direction to allow for maximum passenger loading and minimize wait times.  

  • Service after the Great America Fireworks Show will be as follows: 

The schedule is designed so that a train will service the Great America station in both directions shortly after the end of the Great America fireworks show. 

Special Event Schedule:

Blue Line

Orange Line

Green Line

The fireworks shows are expected to have little impact on regular VTA bus service.  

If you need help finding your way, look for VTA ambassadors stationed near the transit centers for assistance. You can also plan ahead by contacting VTA Customer Service for help with trip planning or any other service-related questions. And remember to have your fare ready with Clipper on your smartphone!

Happy 4th of July! 

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