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Temporary Service Disruption

Downtown route changes due to Fiesta parades 

The Battle of Flowers Parade and the Fiesta Flambeau Parade will take place in downtown San Antonio April 28 and 29, 2016, respectively. While the parades are in progress, bus service in the central business district will be affected significantly.

For the Battle Flowers Parade on Friday, April 28, 2017, VIA bus routes will operate on a special Fiesta schedule, and detours will be in place beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continuing through approximately 6 p.m. The regular line-ups at 10:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m., and 12:30 a.m. will still be available, but trolley service will not run during the detours.

For the Fiesta Flambeau Parade on Saturday, April 29, 2017, bus routes will operate on a special Fiesta schedule, and detours will be in place beginning at 3 p.m. and continuing through the end of service at approximately 12:30 a.m. Line-up service WILL ONLY be available at 12:45 a.m. on the evening of April 29, and trolley service will not run that evening.

For both parades, special boarding and transfer locations staffed by VIA Operations supervisors will be set up to serve the detoured routes in the downtown area. The locations and the routes they serve are listed below.

Travis Park
Routes 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 82, 88, 90, 95, 96, and 97

Nueva at Jack White
North curb - Routes 22, 24, 62, 68, 70, 75, 77, 79, 89, 93, 94, and 100
South curb - Routes 30, 32, 34, 36, 42, 43, 44, 46, 51, 54, and 67

Centro Plaza
Routes 3, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 62, 66, 68, 75, 76, 79, 89, 93, and 100

Market Street
17, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 48, 64, and 100


This year, the special Fiesta schedules for April 28 and 29 will allow riders to plan their trips using real-time information during the Fiesta parades. For help planning your trips, call (210) 362-2020, or use the online Trip Planner.

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