Caltrain Providing Extra Service for Bay to Breakers Race Sunday

Racers, spectators, volunteers and other fans of San Francisco’s most unique sporting event can count on Caltrain to get to them to the starting line in time for the 2016 Bay to Breakers footrace this Sunday morning.

Four special northbound trains with limited stops will provide service to the race. The Special A train will depart the Palo Alto Caltrain Station at 6:12 a.m. and arrive at the San Francisco Caltrain Station located at Fourth and King streets by 6:55 a.m.

The Special B train will leave the San Jose Diridon Station at 5:50 a.m. and arrive in San Francisco by 7:04 a.m.; the Special C train will depart the San Jose Diridon Station at 6:04 a.m. and arrive in San Francisco at 7:21 a.m.; and the Special D train will leave at 6:31 a.m. from the San Jose Diridon station and arrive in San Francisco at 7:55 a.m. Alcohol will be prohibited on all of the special trains. Also, the special trains will not stop at the Santa Clara Caltrain Station. The race begins at 8 a.m. and the starting line is about 1.4 miles from the San Francisco Caltrain Station. Participants can walk to the starting line or take the Muni’s T-third light-rail service.

Following the race, three express trains to Belmont will depart the San Francisco station at 1:10 p.m., 2:10 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. and then will make regular local weekend stops to San Jose Diridon.

One-way and Day Pass tickets for the event will be available for pre-purchase on May 12 at all station ticket machines through a special “Bay to Breakers” button. Customers will also be able to buy a special day parking permit at the same time by following the screen prompts from the “Bay to Breakers” button.

Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system. Customers must have a valid ticket before boarding. Those without a valid ticket are subject to citation.

The 12K racing competition is the oldest consecutively-staged footrace in the country, featuring some of the top mid-distance runners in the world, along with a handful of colorfully-costumed amateur competitors.

Caltrain would like to remind customers that Bay to Breakers does not allow alcohol and floats.


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 has enjoyed more than four years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 60,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. 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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