Caltrain Runs Weekend Schedule for July 4 with Special SF Fireworks Service

Caltrain will operate a weekend schedule for Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, plus a special service southbound local train for riders leaving at the end of the San Francisco waterfront fireworks show

Riders planning to attend the Fourth of July festivities in San Francisco can ride Caltrain to San Francisco Station, and from there either walk or connect to Muni for service to and from the waterfront. Caltrain will provide additional capacity for southbound trains as needed.  The last train will depart San Francisco Station at 12:05 a.m. 

Large crowds are expected. To avoid lines at ticket vending machines, riders are encouraged to plan ahead and come ready with their form of payment by using Clipper or purchasing a Day Pass through the Caltrain mobile app. Riders using the mobile app must purchase their ticket on July 4 for it to be valid. Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold onboard trains but can be purchased at station ticket machines.  

Parking at Caltrain stations costs $5.50 for the day, and permits can be purchased using the Caltrain mobile app or through ticket machines onsite. The mobile app can be used immediately after parking, as it requires a space number. Paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day. 

To celebrate safely, Caltrain reminds riders to drink responsibly and remember that open alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the trains beginning at 9 p.m. 

For more information about Caltrain Holiday service or for help planning your trip, call Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or visit Please note the administrative offices of the San Mateo County Transit District, which manages Caltrain, will be closed on Friday, July 5, in addition to Independence Day. 


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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