It should be a Cardinal rule to travel on Caltrain for Stanford football games this season. The Stanford football squad will open their home schedule this Saturday with a game against UCLA, and Caltrain will be serving the nearby Stanford Stadium station to ensure that fans make it to the game on time.
Prior to the game, three northbound trains—departing the San Jose Diridon station at 4:08 p.m., 5:38 p.m. and 7:08 p.m.—will stop at the Stanford Stadium Caltrain Station at 4:39 p.m., 6:09 p.m. and 7:39 p.m., respectively for the 7:30 p.m. game. Additionally, three southbound trains, leaving from the San Francisco Caltrain Station at 3:37 p.m., 5:07 p.m., and 6:37 p.m., will also make stops at the Stanford station at 4:48 p.m., 6:18 p.m. and 7:48 p.m., respectively, which is located above Embarcadero Road at Alma Street—a short walk to the football stadium.
Three northbound trains at 9:09 p.m., 10:39 p.m. and 11:29 p.m. and three southbound trains at 9:18 p.m., 10:48 p.m. and 12:18 a.m. will stop at the station following the game. 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.
The Palo Alto Caltrain Station also is a convenient alternative for traveling to Stanford home games. All Saturday trains serve the Palo Alto station, which is located one-half mile north of the stadium station.
There are no ticket machines at the Stanford station and riders are advised to purchase a Caltrain Day Pass at their departure station before boarding the train to the game. Clipper card users can now tag off and on at the Stanford stadium station. Caltrain staff with fare readers will be on the platform to assist Clipper customers. Caltrain is a Proof-of-Payment system and all passengers must have a valid ticket.
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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