CA: Sunnyvale VTA Light Rail Stations to Close for Nine Days

May 16--A portion of the Sunnyvale light rail will be closed for nine days while construction of the Santa Clara Pocket Track takes place.

The extra track will hold the trains needed to meet anticipated increases in ridership from Levi's Stadium and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) extension of BART to Silicon Valley in 2017.

Starting at 11 p.m. on May 30, the VTA will be shutting down the Reamwood and Vienna stations and the segment of track in between in Sunnyvale to help speed up construction.

The closure will allow crews to complete a large portion of the project without having to spread the work over a series of weekends instead.

The two stations and track segment will open again for service by June 9 at 4 a.m.

Passengers will still be served, but should allow an extra 15 minutes of travel time. VTA will substitute light rail service with bus service at those two stations. Passengers coming from either direction will get off light rail at Fair Oaks or Old Ironsides and onto a bus that will stop near both shuttered stations.

Those who need to go beyond these stations can transfer back to light rail at Old Ironsides or Fair Oaks to continue.

For more information, contact VTA Customer Service at 408.321.2300 or visit vta.org and sign-up to receive VTA email updates.

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