Hockey Season is Back Already and Caltrain is Ready to Take Sharks Fans to the SAP Center

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While it may feel like their magical playoff run just concluded yesterday, the San Jose Sharks are already gearing up for the 2016-17 season, with their first exhibition contest scheduled for September 27. With the San Jose Diridon Station located just across the street from the Shark’s home ice at the SAP Center, Caltrain is the perfect way for fans to travel to the team’s games. The Sharks’ preseason opener against the Vancouver Canucks is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday, and Caltrain’s weekday schedule includes plenty of trains that will arrive in San Jose before the puck drops. The last train departs San Jose Diridon station at 10:30 p.m. or 15 minutes after the game ends but departs no later than 10:45 p.m. The train makes all regular local stops. Trains will stop at the Broadway and Atherton stations on weekends only. More information about Caltrain’s service for Sharks’ games is available here. After years of postseason disappointments, the Sharks finally broke through last season, earning a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history. Although the team fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the finals, hopes are high this season that the squad will finally take home their first ever Stanley Cup Championship. Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold onboard trains but can be purchased at vending machines at the stations. To save time on the return trip, fans are encouraged to buy a Day Pass. Clipper card users (cash value and 8-ride tickets) are reminded to tag on and tag off. Open alcoholic beverage containers are not allowed onboard trains starting at 9 p.m. Parking at Caltrain stations costs $5.50 for the day, and permits can be purchased at station ticket machines. Paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day. For fare and schedule information, visit or 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 limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain has enjoyed more than 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. Like us on Facebook at: and follow us on Twitter @Caltrain Will Reisman Public Relations Specialist Caltrain/SamTrans/SMCTA O: (650) 508-7704 M: 415-420-0905 @WillReisman