Caltrain Offers Free New Year’s Eve Service, Additional Trains for the Fireworks in San Francisco


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Caltrain Offers Free New Year’s Eve Service, Additional Trains for the Fireworks in San Francisco 

Caltrain is offering free service on New Year’s Eve so revelers can get a safe ride home at the end of their evening. All rides will be free starting at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, until the end of special late-night service as it has in years past. 

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023 – New Year’s Eve and Fireworks 

Caltrain will be operating regular weekend schedule with two additional northbound special trains arriving in time for the fireworks. In addition to regularly scheduled service, additional southbound trains will depart from San Francisco at 1 a.m., 1:30 a.m. or when full, making all local stops to San Jose Diridon after the fireworks, with the last train leaving San Francisco at 2 a.m. SF MUNI will provide additional post-fireworks service connecting with Caltrain San Francisco Station at 4th and King streets.  

Monday, Jan. 1, 2024 – New Year’s Day 

Caltrain will operate a weekend schedule. Caltrain will resume collecting fares when service begins around 7 a.m. 

Caltrain reminds customers that open alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the trains beginning at 9 p.m. on special events days and nights. Disruptive passengers will be asked to leave the train.  

More information about Caltrain’s holiday schedules is available online at

The administrative offices of the San Mateo County Transit District, which manages Caltrain, will be closed on New Year’s Day. Caltrain customer service is available on Dec. 31 through Jan. 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  


About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with commute service to Gilroy. Serving the region since 1863, Caltrain is the oldest continually operating rail system west of the Mississippi. Looking to the future, Caltrain is set to electrify the corridor by 2024, which will reduce diesel emissions and add more service to more stations while advancing the agency’s equity goals.    

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