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October 11 VTA Service Changes

October 11, 2021

    Starting Monday, October 11th, VTA will be making many schedule modifications including later operating hours on some routes, increased frequency on many routes, and a new Rapid route. These developments bring VTA service closer to a full recovery, which is expected in early 2022. 

    The new Rapid 568 begins service on October 11th, providing a dedicated link between downtown San Jose and Gilroy/Morgan Hill with improved all-day frequency. This bus route replaces the Express 168 and gives riders more consistent service without an express bus fee. Significant changes are coming to routes 59, 70, and 71 as well.

    • Route 59 will be extended to Stevens Creek & Saratoga Ave seven days a week.
    • Route 70 will be extended to Capitol Station, replacing part of route 71.
    • Route 71 will end at Eastridge. Service will operate every 30 minutes seven days a week.

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    The following service changes will take effect on Monday, October 11, 2021. There are several routing changes, frequency improvements, and a new Rapid route:

    New Rapid 568: This new weekday Rapid route will operate between Gilroy/Morgan Hill and San Jose Diridon Station, primarily on Monterey Hwy. It will operate between 5:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m, with service every 30 minutes in both directions. This new all-day, limited stop service replaces Express 168. As with other Rapid service, buses will be allowed to run up to 5 minutes early after leaving the starting point.

    Light Rail: Service on the Blue, Green, and Orange Lines will operate every 20 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends. Minor weekday and weekend schedule changes will be made. 

    Route 20: Service will operate every 30 minutes all day and will extend to 7:30 p.m. Extensive schedule adjustments will be made. 

    Route 21: Weekday service will be improved to operate every 30 minutes all day, and service will be extended to 8:30 p.m. Saturday service hours will be expanded to operate from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Other minor schedule adjustments will be made. Sunday, minor schedule adjustments will be made. 

    Route 22: The 4:35 a.m. westbound trip will be extended to start at Eastridge on weekdays. Evening frequency will be improved, and a later trip will operate in each direction to extend service to 2 a.m. Other minor schedule adjustments will be made. Saturday late evening frequency will be improved, and a later trip will operate in each direction to extend service to 2 a.m. A later trip will operate in each direction to extend service to 1 a.m. on Sunday, with an additional westbound trip added between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Other minor schedule adjustments will be made throughout the weekend. 

    Route 23: Weekday service will operate every 15 minutes, and more evening trips will be added to improve frequency. A later trip will be added in each direction to extend service to 1 a.m. Saturday service will operate every 15 minutes, and more evening trips will be added to improve frequency. A later trip will be added in each direction to extend service to 1 a.m. Sunday service will be extended to 1 a.m. Other extensive schedule adjustments will be made. 

    Route 25: The Williams & Winchester timepoint will be moved to a new stop on Winchester in the eastbound direction. Weekday service will operate every 12 minutes between Alum Rock Transit Center and Valley Medical Center, and every 24 minutes between Valley Medical Center and De Anza College. Service will be extended to operate until midnight. Saturday service will operate every 15 minutes between Alum Rock Transit Center and Valley Medical Center, and every 30 minutes between Valley Medical Center and De Anza College. A later westbound trip will be operated. A later trip will operate in each direction to extend service to 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. Other extensive schedule adjustments will be made. 

    Route 26: Weekday service will operate every 15 minutes between Eastridge and Westgate, and every 30 minutes between Westgate and West Valley College. Minor schedule adjustments will be made throughout the weekend. 

    Route 27: Extensive schedules changes will be made for weekdays, with Saturday service operating from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., with 40-minute service from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Minor schedule adjustments throughout the weekend. 

    Route 31: Weekday service will be improved to operate every 30 minutes. Saturday service will be restored and will operate every 45 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

    Route 40: 30-minute service will be extended to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays. No changes to the Saturday schedule, with minor schedule adjustments on Sunday. 

    Route 44: Weekday service will operate every 30 minutes and will extend to 8 p.m. Extensive schedule adjustments will be made, with minor schedule adjustments on weekends. 

    Route 47: Weekday service will operate every 30 minutes and will extend to 8 p.m. Extensive schedule adjustments will be made. Minor schedule adjustments will be made on weekends.

    Route 51/51H: A later northbound trip will leave West Valley College at 6:14 p.m., and the 6:33 p.m. southbound trip will be extended to De Anza College. Other extensive schedule adjustments will be made. 

    Route 52: Service will operate every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Extensive schedule changes will be made. 

    Route 53: Service will operate every 30 minutes all day, and a later trip will be added in each direction to extend service to 7:30 p.m. Other extensive schedule adjustments will be made.

    Route 55: Weekday service will start earlier at 6 a.m., and the 30-minute service will extend to 7 p.m. Other minor schedule adjustments will be made on weekdays and Saturdays. Sunday service will operate every 45 minutes, and hours will be expanded to operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

    Route 56: Extensive schedule adjustments will be made to the weekday schedule, with minor schedule adjustments on weekends. 

    Route 57: Weekday service will operate from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., with 15-minute service from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, buses will no longer serve Mission College, and a later trip will be added in each direction to extend service to 9:30 p.m. Other minor schedule adjustments will be made throughout the weekend.

    Route 59: This route will be extended to Stevens Creek & Saratoga Ave 7 days a week. It will no longer deviate into the Valley Fair Transit Center Weekday service will be extended to 10 p.m. On Saturday, buses will no longer serve Mission College. Service will operate from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., with 40-minute service from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday service will operate every 40 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Route 60: This route will no longer deviate into the Valley Fair Transit Center and will remain on Winchester. Weekday service will operate every 15 minutes, and service will be extended to midnight between Santa Clara Transit Center and 1st & Metro. Saturday service will be extended to midnight between Santa Clara Transit Center and 1st & Metro. Sunday service will be extended to midnight between Santa Clara Transit Center and 1st & Metro. Other extensive schedule adjustments will be made throughout the weekend. 

    Route 61: Weekday service will operate every 15 minutes between Sierra & Piedmont and Bascom & Union (every 30 minutes on the Bascom and Union segments). Saturday service hours will be expanded to operate from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. A later northbound trip will be added on Sunday. Other schedule adjustments will be made throughout the weekend. 

    Route 64A: Weekday service will be improved to operate every 30 minutes, with a combined 15-minute frequency between Diridon and McKee & White with Route 64B. The service hours will be extended to 11 p.m. Saturday service will begin at 6:30 a.m., and a later southbound trip will be added to extend the service hours to 10:30 p.m. Other schedule adjustments will be made throughout the weekend. 

    Route 64B: Weekday service will be improved to operate every 30 minutes, with a combined 15-minute frequency between Diridon and McKee & White with Route 64A. Saturday service hours will be expanded to operate from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Extensive schedule adjustments will be made throughout the weekend. 

    Route 66: A later southbound trip will be added to extend service to 11:30 p.m. on weekdays. Other minor schedule adjustments will be made during the week. On Sundays, a later southbound trip will be added to extend service to 10:30 p.m. Other extensive schedule adjustments will be made throughout the weekend. 

    Route 68: Weekday: A later southbound trip will be added to extend service to 12:30 a.m. Other minor schedule adjustments will be made. A later southbound trip will be added to extend service to 12:30 a.m. on Saturday. Other extensive schedule adjustments will be made throughout the weekend. 

    Route 70: This route will be extended to Capitol Station, replacing Route 71 between Eastridge and Capitol Station. Also, it will not deviate into the Hostetter Station but instead, remain on Hostetter Ave. Weekday service will operate every 15 minutes between Capitol Station and Berryessa BART, and every 30 minutes between Berryessa BART and Milpitas BART. A later trip will be added in each direction to extend the service hours to 11:30 p.m. Saturday service will operate every 20 minutes between Capitol Station and Berryessa BART, and every 40 minutes between Berryessa BART and Milpitas BART. A later trip will be added in each direction to extend the service hours to 10:30 p.m. A later trip will be added in each direction to extend the service hours to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. 

    Route 71: This route will terminate at Eastridge. Route 70 will replace the segment between Eastridge and Capitol Station with more frequent service. Service will operate every 30 minutes seven days a week. 

    Route 72: Weekday service will operate every 15 minutes, and a later southbound trip will be added to extend the service hours to 11 p.m. Service will be extended to operate until 10 p.m. on Saturday and until 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. Other extensive schedule adjustments will be made. 

    Route 73: Weekday service will operate every 15 minutes, and a later northbound trip will be added. Service will be extended to operate until 10 p.m. on Saturday and until 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. Other schedule adjustments will be made.

    Route 77: Weekday service will operate every 15 minutes, and a later southbound trip will be added to extend the service hours to 10 p.m. Minor schedule adjustments will be made throughout the weekend.

    Route 87: Extensive schedule adjustments will be made to meet new school start and dismissal times.

    Route 168: This route will be discontinued and replaced by the new Rapid 568.

    Route 270: This route will not deviate into the Hostetter Station but instead remain on Hostetter Ave.

    Route 500: The 10:46 p.m. southbound trip on Saturday will be extended to San Jose Diridon Station. Extensive schedule adjustments will be made on Sunday. 

    Route 522: Minor changes will be made to the weekday schedule. On Saturday, service hours will be expanded to operate until 10 p.m. On Sunday, service hours will be expanded to operate from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Other minor schedule adjustments will be made throughout the weekend. 

    Route 523: Weekday service will operate every 20 minutes until 7 p.m., then every 30 minutes until 10 p.m. Saturday service hours will be expanded to operate from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Other minor schedule adjustments will be made throughout the weekend.

    Minor schedule changes will be made to the following routes: 39, 42, 84, 85, 86, 101, 102, 103, 104. 

    Extensive schedule changes will be made to the following routes: 37, 83, 87, 89, SCVMC.


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