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December 30, 2011 > Ride VTA for Free on New Year's Eve

Ride VTA for Free on New Year's Eve

Submitted By Brandi Childress

On New Year's Eve, Saturday, December 31, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus and light rail service will be free beginning at 7 p.m. until 3:59 a.m. the following morning. Extended hours of operation will be offered for light rail service and Express Bus Route 181 to the Fremont BART Station. VTA highly recommends planning the trip ahead of time by checking to see when service ends New Year's Eve for the routes you will be riding. Call VTA Customer Service at (408) 321-2300 or visit VTA will operate on Saturday, December 31 according to the following schedule:

VTA Light Rail Service and Express Bus 181: Extended Saturday
VTA Bus: Regular Saturday
Other Express Bus/Light Rail, Limited Stop: No Service
Rapid 522 Buses: Regular Saturday
Light Rail Shuttles (IBM/Hitachi, DASH): No Service
ACE Train/Shuttle: No Service
Dumbarton Express: No Service
Highway 17 Express, Monterey-San Jose Express: Regular Saturday
Caltrain: Saturday Schedule

VTA will operate bus and light rail service on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on New Year's Day, Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2, 2012.

VTA's Downtown Customer Service Center and administration offices will be closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Day and the following Mondays in observation of the holidays. VTA's Customer Service Call Center will be open on New Year's Eve from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Customers may call the 24-hour Customer Service Line at (408) 321-2300 to access VTA schedule information via touch-tone telephone in English and Spanish.

For information about VTA bus or light rail services, please contact VTA Customer Service at (408) 321-2300, TTY only (408) 321-2330.You can also log onto and sign-up to receive VTA email updates. Find us on Facebook under "SCVTA", Twitter under "SantaclaraVTA", and YouTube at

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