Caltrain’s annual Celebration Train will not be running on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Caltrain advises fans of the event to instead participate in the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Foundation’s MLK 2021 Virtual Celebration.
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.
For more information about Caltrain’s holiday service, call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448).
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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