No Celebration Train for Dr. King Holiday Day, Caltrain and SamTrans Still Provide Service

No Celebration Train for Dr. King Holiday Day, Caltrain and SamTrans Still Provide Service


Caltrain’s annual Celebration Train will not be running on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year due the to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Caltrain advises those interested to instead participate in the virtual events organized by the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Foundation.

In past years, the Celebration Train paid tribute to the 54-mile 1965 Selma to Montgomery March, and delivered celebrants to the traditional march in San Francisco that marks the holiday. Caltrain hopes to hold the event again next year, provided it can be done safely and responsibly.

Caltrain will operate a modified schedule for the holiday on Monday, January 17, with hourly local service starting in the early morning and one roundtrip train from Gilroy. SamTrans will operate on its Regular, non-school day schedule. There will be no Caltrain or SamTrans contracted shuttle operations for the holiday.

For more information about holiday service, call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448), Customer Service will be open as per usual.


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. Caltrain enjoyed five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 average weekday riders. 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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