The San Jose Earthquakes will face off against one of soccer’s most decorated and historic clubs in an exhibition game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday, July 22, and Caltrain is ready to help get you there.
The international “friendly” match between the local Major League Soccer club and Manchester United F.C. of the Premier League kicks off at 2 p.m. Fans looking to avoid traffic can catch Caltrain and ride to the Mountain View Transit Center. From there, connect with VTA light rail trains located at Evelyn Avenue and Castro Street. Light rail trains will drop fans off at the Great America Station right by the stadium.
Caltrain will operate on its Sunday schedule. After the game, riders can take northbound trains 803 at 5:36 p.m. and 435 at 5:59 p.m. from the Mountain View Caltrain Station.
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.
To help make it a pleasant trip for all, Caltrain reminds supporters of both soccer teams to drink responsibly and to remember that open alcoholic beverages are not allowed on special event trains beginning at 9 p.m.
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 enjoyed five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 average weekday riders. 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.