Catch Caltrain to Stanford Games This Season


The Cardinal rule for watching Stanford football is making sure you use Caltrain to get to the game. The Stanford football squad will open their home schedule this Friday with a game against San Diego State, and Caltrain will be serving the nearby Palo Alto station to ensure that fans make it to the game on time.

Since the game is scheduled on a weekday, Caltrain will be running its standard weekday service. Stanford’s Marguerite Shuttle will be running multiple routes connecting the station to Stanford Stadium, or fans can bond with each other over the mile-long walk.

Caltrain will be providing service to the Stanford Stadium station for all weekend Cardinal home games this season. Cardinal fans can find more train service details here as the season progresses.

Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system. Tickets aren’t sold onboard trains but can be purchased at station ticket machines. In order to avoid the long lines that often accompany major events, passengers are encouraged to buy a Day Pass or use the Caltrain Mobile ticketing app. Clipper card users are reminded to tag on and 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.

Caltrain reminds fans to drink responsibly and to remember that open alcoholic beverages are not allowed on game day trains beginning at 9 p.m.

For additional information about train service and fares, call Caltrain 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 has enjoyed five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad will celebrate 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 by 2019, reducing diesel emissions by 84 percent and adding more service to more stations. 

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