Ride Caltrain to SF Pride Parade & Celebration

Caltrain will offer extra train service on Sunday morning, June 30, to accommodate crowds heading to the 54th annual San Francisco Pride Parade and Festival. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. on Market near Beale, continuing to the Civic Center with fabulous festivities continuing till 5 p.m. Caltrain will be appearing in the parade.   

Caltrain will operate four northbound special event trains departing San Jose Diridon station at 8:10 a.m., 8:40 a.m., 9:22 a.m. and 10:22 a.m. in addition to regular weekend service running between and after the special times. The extra trains will be posted on Caltrain’s visual message signs at stations as #623, #625, #627 and #631 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, including a full timetable for the day, a downloadable/printable PDF timetable, and a “Know Before You Go” section. 

In 2023, 12,668 people rode Caltrain to and from Pride, compared to the Sunday average of 7,806, with similar crowds expected this year. 

In addition to Sunday’s extra service, Caltrain will be celebrating with you: drag queens will be on board the 8:10 a.m. northbound train departing San Jose Diridon Station offering free limited edition “Ride with Pride” swag while supplies last: stickers, shirts, friendship bracelets, bandanas, and fans. There will also be a welcome party at the San Francisco Station, complete with DJ sets, drag performances, and tabling from California High-Speed Rail until 1 p.m.  

There also will be a Giants game on the day of the parade at Oracle Park. 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. 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. 

To celebrate safely, 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

Access the printer-friendly PDF of Sunday’s special service timetable here


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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