Caltrain, SamTrans Offer Connections to Maker Faire Bay Area

Caltrain, SamTrans Offer Connections to Maker Faire Bay Area


The 14th annual Maker Faire Bay Area returns to the San Mateo County Event Center from Friday, May 17, through Sunday, May 19, and both Caltrain and SamTrans will provide service to deliver attendees to this celebration of craft and tinkering.

This fun and educational event offers numerous exhibits, speakers, workshops and performances.  Attendees can learn about 3D printing, jewelry making, robotics and other intersections of technology and art.

In addition, SamTrans will be displaying one of its new battery electric buses in the East Lot on Friday, May 17. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the bus and learn about how it operates.

The event center is a short walk from the Hillsdale Caltrain Station. Caltrain’s weekday and weekend schedule offers regular service to the station. SamTrans’ Routes ECR, 292 and 250 have bus stops near the event center.

Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system: tickets aren’t sold onboard trains but can be purchased at ticket machines at the stations. To save time on the return trip, passengers are encouraged to buy a Day Pass or utilize the Caltrain Mobile ticketing app. Clipper card users are reminded to tag on and tag 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.

For schedule and fare information for Caltrain and SamTrans, or for help planning your trip, call 1-800-660-4287 (TTY 650-508-6448) or visit or


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. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 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, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.

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Media Contact: Dan Lieberman, 650-508-6385