Take a Transit Field Trip to Model Train Show
Make getting there part of the adventure by taking transit to the World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour at the San Mateo County Event Center March 2 and 3. The model train extravaganza will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The show is designed to introduce the public to model railroading in an exciting, family-oriented atmosphere and features displays by manufacturers and hobby shops as well as interactive activities and workshops. Choo Choo Bob and his band will perform several times throughout each day. Children can take a free ride on Thomas the Train.
SamTrans Routes ECR and 292 provide frequent service to the event center.
Caltrain offers hourly service on weekends with two Baby Bullet express trains in each direction serving the Hillsdale Caltrain Station.
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About SamTrans: The San Mateo County Transit District is the administrative body for the principal public transit and transportation programs in San Mateo County: SamTrans bus service, including Redi-Wheels paratransit service, Caltrain commuter rail and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. Caltrain and the TA have contracted with the District to serve as their managing agency, under the direction of their appointed boards. The Transit District is in the process of reinvesting in its bus system to improve operational efficiency and increase ridership. The effort, known as the SamTrans Service Plan, will be released for further public review next month.
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.
Media contact: Christine Dunn, 650.508.6238