Electric Train Tour San Francisco

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Be among the first to board Caltrain’s new, modern electric trains as we unveil the future of our service. Explore the spacious interiors, learn about the exciting new features, and get a glimpse of what Caltrain will be like in 2024.

More than 4,200 attendees visited San Jose Diridon Station for the first EMU tour in July and we are expecting another large turnout.

If you haven’t already, reserve your time slot now:


Upon arrival, have your Eventbrite ticket ready (mobile preferred).

This is much more than a tour! Feel free to arrive prior to your reservation (and stay afterward) to make the most of all the fun festivities we planned for you. See details below, starting with "Welcome Ceremony". Accessibility information below.

Arrive in style...

In addition to the special service dedicated for this tour, we'll give you the only ride that drops you off right at the electric train celebration.


To tour the new trains, simply show us your ticket and enter the line during the time shown on your ticket. The line will begin right outside the station on Townsend Street.

Do you have a 10 a.m. reservation? We will be running an extra train to get you there in time to start your tour.


Can't make it?
There will be a last chance Electric Train Tour in San Mateo County (date TBD).

To welcome you to this first electric train tour, we’ll have a short program outside the station at 10 a.m. with the following VIP speakers:

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!
Don't miss out on the chance to take home some coveted collectors items including electric train mini-models, framed Caltrain posters, skateboard decks, tote bags, and more!

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Raffles will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. outside of the station and you must be present to win.

Free face painting, caricature art, photo booth fun and other awesome activities await.
Save room for lunch!
Sample delicious bites from: 
  • Los Kuyas
  • Tocachi Musubi
  • Kabob Trolley

NOTE: Although the event itself is free, the food trucks are independent vendors and purchases are not covered by the event.


Learn more about how Eric Rewitzer from 3 Fish Studios created the beautiful Caltrain artwork for this event.
Swiss Trains Poster

You’ll have the chance to see live art demonstration, gain insight into Eric's creative process and maybe even take home some one-of-a-kind artwork of your own.

Those with disabilities or mobility needs are welcome to tour the train early.
Please RSVP to the event and choose the 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. time slot.

If you are unable to make these times and need assistance boarding the train, please inform an event ambassador upon an arrival.
Ambassadors are identifiable by black shirts and lanyards that read "Ambassador".

Bicycle valet will be located on Townsend Street towards 5th Street.
Bike lanes will be closed on Townsend Street between 4th and 5th Street.
Please walk your bike in that area.