Caltrain Extends Fare Discounts for Clipper® Users

Passengers who use a Caltrain Monthly Pass, only available on Clipper® to ride the rail service, will continue to receive a 20% discount through June 30, 2023.

The Caltrain Board of Directors unanimously passed the resolution during its June meeting where they also decided to postpone any fare increases approved at the September 2019 Board meeting as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The agency is providing this discount to encourage people returning to work to take advantage of transit, while also providing some financial relief for those that have been riding regularly throughout COVID-19.

The following is a list of fare changes:

  • Monthly Pass Products – Extend the temporary 20% discount through June 30, 2023 for all categories of the Monthly Pass.
  • Go Pass – Postpone 5% increases in the price of the Go Pass by one year from January 1, 2022 to January 1, 2023, and again from January 1, 2024 to January 1, 2025.
  • Clipper® Discount – Postpone a reduction of the Clipper discount from $0.55 to $0.25 per One-way adult fare with corresponding changes to all Clipper Products except the Eligible Discount One-way fare from July 1, 2021 to April 1, 2022.
  • Periodic Fare Increases – Delay scheduled increases to the full price One-way base fare and zone charge (with corresponding increases to related products), as follows:
    • Base Fare increase of $0.50: Postpone from July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2022
    • Zone Charge increase of $0.25: Postpone from July 1, 2022 to July 1, 2024
    • Base Fare increase of $0.50: Postpone from July 1, 2024 to July 1, 2026
  • Clipper START Means-Based Fare Discount: Extend the pilot program if, and for so long as, approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) through June 2023.

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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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