Two traditional college football powerhouses will meet on Saturday, December 26 at the Foster Farms Bowl at Levi’s Stadium, and Caltrain will be ready to make sure fans get to the postseason contest on time.
Kickoff for the clash, which will pit the UCLA Bruins against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Caltrain’s weekend schedule offers a wealth of service options for fans travelling to its Mountain View station. From there, fans will be able to transfer onto Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light-rail vehicles for the ride to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. This last segment of the trip will take about a half hour.
Following the contest, Caltrain will provide an extra northbound train, which will depart approximately 75 minutes after the end of the game, or when full. It will make all local stops to San Francisco.
Formerly played in AT&T Park and debuting in 2002 as the San Francisco Bowl, the Foster Farms Bowl is being staged at Levi’s Stadium for the second time, following its debut at the Santa Clara ballpark last year.
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.
For fare and schedule information, visit www.caltrain.com or call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448.)
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.