Special Caltrain Service for the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival

Special Caltrain Service for the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival

This weekend is the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival, running July 28 -30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Caltrain will be having Special trains chartered by the Gilroy Garlic Festival to and from the festival. 

Caltrain’s Special charter trains will run on Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30, departing San Jose Diridon to Gilroy at 10 a.m. and returning Gilroy to San Jose Diridon at 5 p.m. Tickets for this Special train can be purchased the Gilroy Garlic Festival website: at “buy discount tickets” or by clicking here.

Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority will provide a shuttle service from the Gilroy Station to the festival beginning at 10:30 a.m. and departing the festival beginning at 3:45 p.m. The last shuttle will depart the festival at 4:40 p.m. to the Garlic Festival Charter Train.

Be sure to hop on the garlic train for a fun time at the Garlic Festival featuring Food Network Superstar Giada De Laurentiis and “Masterchef” season 7 winner, Shaun O’Neale. Enjoy food at Gourmet Alley and witness the cooking face-off in the Garlic Showdown.  There will be live entertainment, desserts and wine to enjoy. What a great way to enjoy a summer weekend.

Reminder: Parking at Caltrain stations costs $5.50 for the day, and permits can be purchased through the “Ticket Vending Machines (TVM)” by selecting the “Daily Parking” and by following the on-screen instructions. TVM are located onsite at the Caltrain stations. Paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day.

To help make it a pleasant trip for all, Caltrain reminds riders to drink responsibly and to remember that open alcoholic beverages are prohibited on trains beginning at 9 p.m. after events.


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 enjoyed five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 average weekday riders. 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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