Saturday, April 26, 2008

Weekend downtown trackwork impacts light rail and Sharks game

In order to replace the rails at the curve in the intersection of 2nd Street and San Carlos, light rail service is being interrupted in downtown San Jose this weekend. Light rail from Mountain View and Alum Rock end at Japantown/Ayer, and light rail from Santa Teresa and Winchester end at Convention Center. A bus bridge will provide service between Civic Center and Convention Center, stopping at every light rail station in between.

To accomodate fans heading to the Shark Tank this Sunday for a playoff game, VTA will provide a bus bridge between Civic Center and San Fernando station, the closest to the Sharks Tank, for riders coming from North/East San Jose, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and Mountain View. Riders from South San Jose and Campbell can take light rail to San Fernando station.

Besides the weekend trackwork, Curtner, Capitol, and Branham stations are closed for platform retrofit. Sharks fans can take a bus bridge from these stations to Tamien to catch the light rail, or just avoid these stations altogether. Other stations nearby offer plenty of free parking.

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