There are only two teams left standing, and just one more game to play in this NFL season, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of action left before the Super Bowl kicks off in Santa Clara. A weeklong schedule of family-friendly events begins this Saturday, with the opening of Super Bowl City and the NFL Experience in San Francisco, and Caltrain will be increasing capacity and adding extra service to ensure that football fans can check out all the great exhibits on display.
The Carolina Panthers will square off against the Denver Broncos on February 7 at Levi’s Stadium. Prior to the Super Bowl, some 1 million people are expected to visit the Bay Area, checking out various attractions like Super Bowl City, located at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, and the NFL Experience, which is situated several blocks away at the Moscone Center. The NFL Experience will open at 10 a.m. and Super Bowl City will open up at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
For the Saturday opening of the showcases—which are interactive exhibits highlighting the history of the NFL’s biggest game—Caltrain will be providing extra train capacity to make sure fans can get to the events comfortably. Chris Isaak will be among the many performers entertaining crowds at the Super Bowl City exhibit, which will close at 10 p.m. on Saturday night. Caltrain will be providing similar additional capacity for events leading up to the Super Bowl, including Media Day at the SAP Center in San Jose on February 1, and music concerts that will take place throughout the week at Justin Herman Plaza, Pier 70 and AT&T Park.
Along with the increased capacity, Caltrain will be running a special late-night train on both February 4 and 5 to accommodate Pier 70 concert-goers. On both nights, that train will depart from the San Francisco Caltrain Station at 1 a.m. and make all local stops to San Jose.
More details on the concerts, plus the daily schedules of the NFL Experience and Super Bowl City, can be found at the Super Bowl Host Committee website here.
With so many extra visitors in the Bay Area, regular Caltrain passengers should expected crowded conditions on the trains and potential service delays. If possible, customers should try and adjust their regular schedules to avoid peak travel times during the morning and evening commutes.
For more information on train service and schedules for next week, customers can visit the Caltrain Super Bowl page here.
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 60,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. 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.