Caltrain to Provide Special Event Service for College Football National Championship


Caltrain will operate special event service Friday, January 4, through Monday, January 7, 2019, to accommodate the College Football National Championship festivities in Downtown San Jose and at Levi’s Stadium as the Alabama Crimson Tide face the Clemson Tigers. Over the weekend, trains will serve all stations between San Francisco and San Jose Diridon.

Friday, January 4

Caltrain will operate special event service, which includes one extra northbound 12:05 a.m. train early Saturday morning from the San Jose Diridon station.

Saturday, January 5, and Sunday, January 6

Caltrain will operate special event service, which includes extra train service between the San Francisco and San Jose Diridon stations. The last weekend northbound trains will depart from San Jose Diridon station at 12:05 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Trains will be operating at all San Francisco stations (no bus bridge service January 5 and 6 only). San Francisco bus bridge service will resume on January 12.

Monday, January 7 (Game Day)

Caltrain will operate special event service to provide pre/post game transit to Levi’s Stadium via the Mountain View station. Customers planning to attend the game can take Caltrain to the Mountain View station and transfer to VTA light rail for service to Levi’s Stadium. The last post game northbound train will depart the Mountain View station approximately 75 minutes after the game ends.

Caltrain and VTA are offering a special joint day pass ticket for game day only. Download the official Caltrain Mobile ticketing app and pre-purchase the College Football National Championship joint Caltrain + VTA Day Pass Ticket, available now. This ticket will be valid on Caltrain and VTA all day January 7 until end of service. More information on Caltrain special event service and ticketing for January 4-7 can be found online at

Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold onboard trains but can be purchased at vending machines at the stations. Clipper card users are reminded to tag on and tag off.

Parking at Caltrain stations costs $5.50 for the day and permits can be purchased through ticket machines onsite. Paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day.

To help make it a pleasant trip for all, Caltrain reminds riders to drink responsibly and to remember that open alcoholic beverages are prohibited on trains beginning at 9 p.m.

For more information about Caltrain schedules and fares or for help planning your trip, call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or visit


About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain enjoyed five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 average weekday riders. 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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