Stanford football is underway, with the first weekend game of the season taking place this Saturday, September 8, against the University of Southern California. Caltrain will be serving the nearby Stanford Station to ensure that fans make it to the 5:30 p.m. kickoff.
Caltrain will be providing service to the Stanford Stadium station for all weekend Cardinal home games this season. Cardinal fans can find more train service details here for the entire season.
In order to avoid the long lines that often accompany major events, passengers are encouraged to use the convenient Caltrain Mobile ticketing app. Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system. There are no ticket machines at the Stanford station and riders are advised to purchase a Caltrain Day Pass at their departure station or use the Mobile app before boarding the train to the game. Tickets aren’t sold onboard trains but can be purchased at station ticket machines. Caltrain will have staff with Clipper card readers at the Stanford Stadium station, so fans using Clipper can tag on and off.
Parking at Caltrain stations costs $5.50 for the day, and permits can be purchased through ticket machines onsite. Paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day.
Caltrain reminds fans to drink responsibly and to remember that open alcoholic beverages are not allowed on game day trains beginning at 9 p.m.
For additional information about train service and fares, call Caltrain at 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448), or visit www.caltrain.com.
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 five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 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 84 percent and adding more service to more stations.
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