Freedom Train Runs Again on Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Freedom Train Runs Again on Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

In addition to its regular weekday service on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 19, Caltrain will run the 24th Annual Freedom Train, taking people to San Francisco for the holiday celebration there.

The Freedom Train is specially chartered by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Santa Clara Valley. Tickets only are available through the event sponsor. Regular Caltrain tickets are NOT valid on the Freedom train headed to San Francisco. However, Freedom Train tickets will be honored by Caltrain on all southbound trains after noon on the day of the celebration.

The Freedom Train is scheduled to depart the San Jose Diridon Caltrain Station at 9:30 a.m., with stops to pick up passengers at Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and San Mateo. Freedom Train passengers are encouraged to arrive early at all stations so they can find parking and get to the boarding platform in plenty of time for the train’s departure.

From the San Francisco Caltrain Station at Fourth and King streets, participants can ride Muni to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the Civic Center where activities will be held.

For Freedom Train schedule information or to purchase tickets, call 408.428.9551 or 408.435.7499. If Freedom Train tickets are sold out, people can buy a regular Caltrain ticket and take any regularly scheduled northbound train to join the festivities in San Francisco.

For more information about Caltrain’s regular service, call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448)

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Media Contact: Tasha Bartholomew, 650.508.7927