Celebrate the Year of the Snake - Take Caltrain to The City

Celebrate the Year of the Snake - Take Caltrain to The City

Avoid freeway traffic, crowded city streets and expensive parking by taking Caltrain to the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Festival & Parade in San Francisco Saturday, Feb. 23 beginning at 5:15 p.m. at Second and Market streets.   

A San Francisco tradition since just after the Gold Rush, the Lunar New Year parade continues to delight the hundreds of thousands of people who come to watch it. The parade features gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, exploding firecrackers and the newly crowned Miss Chinatown.  

From the San Francisco Caltrain Station, take either Muni lines 30 or 45, which stop across from the train station on Townsend Street or take the Muni N-Judah or T-Third light rail lines on 4th and King streets to the Powell Station. The parade route starts on Market, goes up Geary, down Post and ends on Kearny at Columbus.

Caltrain offers hourly service on the weekends, with two Baby Bullet express trains in each direction. The last Saturday train leaves San Francisco at 12:01 a.m. and makes all weekend local stops to San Jose. 

For more information about Caltrain schedules and fares, call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or visit www.caltrain.com.

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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 28 consecutive months of ridership increases, surpassing more than 50,000 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 90 percent and adding more service to more stations. 

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Media Contact: Christine Dunn, 650.508.6238