Caltrain to Increase Service, Offer Free Rides for New Year’s Eve

Caltrain to Increase Service, Offer Free Rides for New Year’s Eve


In an effort to encourage New Year’s revelers to enjoy their night safely and responsibly, Caltrain will provide free rides starting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, until the last southbound train departs the San Francisco Station at 2 a.m. Trains will operate special event service on December 31 to accommodate the San Francisco fireworks show.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 – New Year’s Eve

In addition to regular weekday service, Caltrain will operate two additional northbound limited service trains in the evening prior to the San Francisco fireworks show.

Following the event, Caltrain will operate additional southbound trains. Departure times will vary depending on crowd size. The last train will depart from the San Francisco Station at 2 a.m. Post-firework trains will make all local weekday stops between San Francisco and San Jose.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – New Year’s Day

Caltrain will operate a Sunday schedule.

Caltrain does not allow open alcohol containers on trains after 9 p.m. Disruptive passengers will be asked to leave the train.

The administrative offices of the San Mateo County Transit District, which manages Caltrain and SamTrans, will be closed on New Year’s Day. Caltrain customer service is available on New Year’s Eve, December 31, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on New Year’s Day, January 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 1.800.660.4287.


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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December 26, 2019

Media Contact: Alex Eisenhart, 650.622.7850