Caltrain to Cut Fares 50% in April, Regular Weekday Service Resumes April 4

Caltrain will be discounting all fares by 50% for the month of April. With many people returning to the office and weekday and weekend events heating up across the Bay Area, including 10 Giants home games, everyone can take Caltrain to where they need to go conveniently and affordably. The price reduction will apply to all fares except the Go Pass.

“As the region continues to recover from the lingering impacts of the pandemic, we want to remind the public that Caltrain is the travel mode of choice for so many great Bay Area destinations,” said Caltrain Acting Executive Director Michelle Bouchard. “By reducing our fares for the month of April we can reward our existing customers for their loyalty and encourage the next generation of public transportation riders to use Caltrain for their travelling needs.”

Passengers can take Caltrain to a wide range of destinations, while enjoying expanded service for events such as Giants games with special post-game service. Oracle Park, the Chase Center, Levi’s Stadium, Avaya Stadium and the SAP Center are easily accessible through Caltrain, as are multiple downtowns complete with movie theaters, restaurants, shopping destinations, Art and Wine Festivals and much more. As public events return to the Peninsula, Caltrain is on hand to help riders reach these destinations.

In addition to the reduced fares, Caltrain will resume running its regular, record-high 104-train schedule starting on Monday, April 4. 

On March 2, the agency announced a scheduled service reduction to accommodate Caltrain Electrification signal work in San Mateo and Burlingame. That project was briefly delayed due to a March 10 train collision with on track equipment, and Caltrain utilized the reduced schedule to help with cleanup and service restoration efforts.

While Caltrain will restore regular service on April 4, the agency will once again reduce train levels from May 2–May 20 to complete the originally planned Caltrain Electrification signal work in San Mateo and Burlingame. Regular weekday service will resume once again on May 23.


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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