Caltrain is proud to offer extra train service on Sunday morning, June 25, to accommodate crowds heading to the 53rd annual San Francisco Pride Parade and Festival. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at Beale and Market streets and the festival will take place at Civic Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Caltrain will operate four northbound special event trains departing San Jose Diridon station at 8:20 a.m., 9:22 a.m., 10:22 a.m. and 11:22 a.m. in addition to regular weekend service. The extra trains will be posted on Caltrain’s visual message signs at stations as #623, #627, #631 and #635 and will be providing local service. Caltrain will also provide additional southbound train capacity after the event, as needed. Go to caltrain.com/Pride for more information.
There also will be a Giants game on the day of the parade, to save time on the return trip, passengers are encouraged to buy a Day Pass or utilize the Caltrain mobile app available on the App Store or Google Play. Clipper card users are reminded to tap on and tap off. Visit caltrain.com/Clipper for more details. 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 through the mobile app or ticket machines onsite. Paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day, including weekends.
In addition to Sunday’s extra service, Caltrain ambassadors will be onboard the extra northbound morning trains departing San Jose Diridon Station offering free limited edition “Ride with Pride” stickers while supplies last. There will also be a welcome party at San Francisco Station with live music and entertainment until 11 a.m.
To help make it a pleasant trip for all, Caltrain reminds fans 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 www.caltrain.com.
The Caltrain of Directors passed a resolution earlier this month honoring Pride Month. Caltrain commits to providing an inclusive community for employees and those within its service area by eradicating discrimination, harassment, bullying, and hate speech, and by standing in solidarity with LGBTQ+ people and all those who have historically been marginalized for any reason.
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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