Make Caltrain Part of Your Trip to Fleet Week in San Francisco


Attendees can use Caltrain to “fly” over to San Francisco for Fleet Week festivities on the city’s waterfront this week.

Caltrain will provide extra capacity on Saturday and Sunday morning for passengers heading to Fleet Week. The weekday and weekend schedules offer plenty of options for traveling to San Francisco.  Fleet Week air shows will take place beginning at noon to 4 p.m. this weekend.

Once at the San Francisco Caltrain Station, passengers can transfer to Muni’s 30-Stockton bus for a connection to the Marina Green, where most of the week’s festivities will take place. Muni’s E-Embarcadero historic streetcar line is an option as well, as it runs from the San Francisco Caltrain Station to Fisherman’s Wharf.

Attendees can also transfer to Muni’s T-Third Street light-rail line for service to Pier 80 for Fleet Fest, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood.

San Francisco’s Fleet Week includes a parade of naval ships, tours of vessels, and, of course, aerial shows from the world famous Blue Angels flight exhibition team. The Fleet Fest event on Pier 80 will feature live music, and food and drinks from Off the Grid vendors.

Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold onboard trains but can be purchased at vending machines at the stations. To save time on the return trip, passengers are encouraged to buy a Day Pass. Clipper card users (cash value and 8-ride tickets) are reminded to tag on and tag off. As a reminder, no open alcohol will be permitted on trains after 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


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 60,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. 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.

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SamTrans Celebrates Front Line Employees during Customer Service Week

By Tasha Bartholomew, Communications Officer


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In 1992, the U.S. Congress proclaimed Customer Service Week a nationally recognized event, and as a result, it is now celebrated annually during the first week in October. At SamTrans, we are recognizing our call center representatives, social media officer and distribution staff for the work they do on the Transit District’s “front line.”

“I always look forward to this Customer Service Week campaign, because we can come together to acknowledge and celebrate the important work we do,” said Rona Rios, Manager of Customer Service. “The San Mateo County Transit District customer service team works diligently on behalf of our customers to answer questions and provide guidance, and distribute customer materials.”

Customer Service Week is an international celebration of the importance of customer service and of the people who serve and support customers on a daily basis. Institutions that participate in Customer Service Week carry out special activities to highlight how the importance of great customer experiences leads to the success of the organization and reinforces a customer-focused culture.

This year’s theme is Service Champions, and features a classic sports-team design. The design includes the three reminders that Service Champions must embody: leading by example, achieving success and exceeding expectations.  In early 2016, the Transit District’s call center and distribution team had the privilege of serving thousands of passengers during the Bay Area Super Bowl 50 celebration.

“Our ‘front line’ employees are truly the champions here,” Rios added. “I am extremely proud of my entire team and sincerely grateful for their dedication and service to our community.”