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


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Caltrain is running free service for New Year’s 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 Saturday, December 31, until the end of special late-night service as it has in years past.

Saturday, December 31, 2022 – New Year’s Eve and Fireworks

Caltrain will be operating regular weekend schedule with two additional northbound special trains in time for the fireworks. Additional southbound trains will depart from San Francisco 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.

Sunday, January 1, 2023 – New Year’s Day

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

Monday, January 2, 2023 – Observed New Year’s Day

Caltrain will operate a weekend schedule.

Caltrain recommends face coverings for all riders. 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 December 31 through January 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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 has provided the community with more than 150 years of continuous passenger service. 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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