Caltrain Holiday Schedules and Free Rides on New Year’s Eve

Caltrain Holiday Schedules and Free Rides on New Year’s Eve

Get a head start on your New Year’s resolution to reduce your carbon footprint - take Caltrain during the holidays.

Trains will run on a modified Saturday schedule on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve with 36 trains operating between San Francisco and San Jose, including one round-trip to Gilroy. The schedule will include two limited-stop trains in the morning and afternoon.  Caltrain will operate a Sunday schedule on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

New Year’s Eve, Caltrain will offer free rides after 11 p.m. to encourage New Year’s Eve partygoers to use the train as their designated driver. And to accommodate those who want to keep partying until the end, Caltrain will add four extra post-midnight, southbound trains to its regular holiday schedule, Jan. 1. These extra trains will depart the San Francisco station at 12:45 a.m., 1:15 a.m., 1:45 a.m. and 2:15 a.m., making all local stops to the San Jose Diridon station.

Redi-Wheels and RediCoast, the San Mateo County Transit District’s paratransit services, also will offer free rides between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Caltrain does not allow open alcohol containers on trains after 9 p.m. following special events. Disruptive passengers will be asked to detrain. For more information on fares and schedules, call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448), or visit


Media Contact: Tasha Bartholomew, 650.508.7927