The 49ers will take on their bitter rivals the Seattle Seahawks in a nationally-televised game on Thursday night, and Caltrain will be doing its part to make sure fans get to Levi’s Stadium in time for the grudge match.
Kickoff for the contest will come at 5:25 p.m. and Caltrain’s weekday schedule offers plenty of opportunities to get to the Mountain View Caltrain Station. From there, fans can board Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s light rail vehicles to the stadium in Santa Clara. This last segment of the trip will take about a half hour.
Following the game, Caltrain will operate two special northbound trains. The first train will depart 60 minutes after the game, or when full, and the second train will depart 85 minutes after the contest, or when full. Both trains will make all local stops to San Francisco. More details on 49ers’ game-day service are available here.
After losing four straight games, the 49ers bounced back last Sunday with an impressive 25-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. A win over the Seahawks would vault the 49ers into a tie for second place in the NFC West, and send their rivals to the basement of the division.
Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold onboard trains but can be purchased at ticket machines at the stations. Fans are encouraged to purchase an adult joint Caltrain/VTA Day Pass at Caltrain ticket machines to avoid long lines after the game. The pass costs $6 more than the regular adult Caltrain Day Pass, but it is valid for unlimited rides within zone limits on Caltrain through the last train of the day and until 3 a.m. on VTA.
Customers using Clipper e-cash save 50 cents for each one-way trip. Clipper cash value and 8-ride Ticket customers must tag on at their origin station and again at their destination station. Those transferring to VTA Light rail need to tag on at a VTA Clipper machine before boarding VTA light rail. VTA payment is good for two hours and does not require tagging off at the destination station.
Caltrain reminds fans to drink responsibly and to remember that alcohol is not allowed on game day trains beginning at 9 p.m. Food and beverage aren’t allowed on VTA at any time.
For fare and schedule information, visit www.caltrain.com or call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448.)
Parking at Caltrain stations costs $5 for the day, and permits can be purchased through ticket machines onsite. Paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day.
Media Contact: Will Reisman, 650.508.7704
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.