NEWS: Catch Caltrain to Stanford Game Against San Jose State Spartans

NEWS: Catch Caltrain to Stanford Game Against San Jose State Spartans

The Stanford football team is poised for a historically great season, and Caltrain will be offering up service to get fans to the Cardinal’s home games.

Ranked 4th in the nation in preseason polls, Stanford is coming off a memorable victory in last season’s Rose Bowl. The Cardinal will open their 2013 campaign on Sept. 7 against local rival San Jose State. Kickoff for that game is slated for 8 p.m.

Designated trains will serve the Stanford Stadium Caltrain Station for each home game on the team’s schedule, except for its Nov. 7 contest against Oregon. That game will be held on Thursday night during the evening commute, so Caltrain will be unable to stop at the station. Fans headed to that game can use the Palo Alto Caltrain Station, a half-mile to the north of the Stanford stop. Caltrain will also provide additional service for the annual Big Game on Nov. 23, pitting the Cardinal against arch nemesis Cal.

The Stanford Stadium Caltrain Station is located near Embarcadero Road at Alma Street, a short walk to the stadium. Caltrain does not stop at the Stanford Stadium station as part of its regularly scheduled service.

Information about Caltrain’s service details for Stanford game can be found at

There are no ticket vending machines at the Stanford station and customers are advised to purchase a Caltrain Day Pass at their departure station before boarding the train to go to the game. Customers traveling with a Clipper card (8-ride Ticket or Clipper cash) are advised to use the Palo Alto station. The Stanford Stadium station doesn't have Clipper machines. 

Caltrain utilizes a Proof-of-Payment system and all passengers must have a valid ticket. For additional information about train service and fares, call Caltrain at 1.800.660.4287 or visit

Open alcoholic containers aren’t allowed on Caltrain on game nights beginning at 9 p.m.


About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain has enjoyed nearly three years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 50,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad will celebrate 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor by 2019, reducing diesel emissions by 90 percent and adding more service to more stations. 

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