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Caltrain to Provide Free Rides to San Jose Vigil Tonight

Caltrain to Provide Free Rides to San Jose Vigil Tonight

This evening, Caltrain will provide free train rides to and from the San Jose City Hall Vigil held in honor of the victims of the deadly shooting at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail Yard on May 26.

Caltrain will provide free fares on trains 260 and 264, which arrive at the San Jose Diridon Station at 5:09 p.m. and 5:39 p.m., respectively. Passengers will need to notify the conductor that they will deboard at Diridon for the memorial/vigil that begins at 6 p.m. Fares will also be suspended for people leaving the vigil, who must notify conductors that they attended the event as well.

Passengers at Diridon can transfer to VTA bus service, catching the Rapid 500, Rapid 522, 64A, 68, or 22 to San Jose City Hall, 200 East Santa Clara Street. Passengers can also walk the roughly one-mile to the memorial.

For individuals wanting to provide additional support, Working Partnerships USA has set up a fund to aid victims and their families. For more information, visit https://act.wpusa.org/vta_victims_support_fund

 

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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 commute service to Gilroy. 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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