The Super Bowl and all of its surrounding festivities may have left the Bay Area, but that doesn’t mean that sports fans will be missing out this weekend. Saturday marks the return of the annual KNBR Giants FanFest at AT&T Park, and Caltrain is a great a way to get to the event.
Caltrain offers hourly service and four Baby Bullet express trains between the Peninsula and San Francisco on weekends. AT&T Park is just one block away from Caltrain’s San Francisco station, so customers can get to FanFest without having to worry about parking or traffic.
Fans who purchase Caltrain tickets to the event on Saturday will find a “San Francisco” button on ticket machines at stations. The button is a shortcut for buying a ticket to San Francisco, an advantage for new customers who may not be familiar with the ticket machines.
Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold on board trains but can be purchased at ticket machines at the stations. To save time on the return trip, fans are encouraged to buy a Day Pass. Clipper card users (cash value and 8-ride tickets) are reminded to tag on and tag off.
At the ballpark, fans will have the chance to meet Giants players and coaches, get autographs, engage in live Q&A sessions, walk out on the field and play catch and take photos with the team’s three World Series trophies. KNBR will be broadcasting live from the free event, which starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. The Giants have won World Series titles in the last three even-numbered years—2010, 2012, and 2014—so the 2016 season could be a return to the team’s winning ways.
With its close proximity to the ballpark, Caltrain is the preferred transportation mode for Giants fans. Last year, Caltrain carried 629,249 passengers to regular season Giants games. That marked a one percent increase from the 2014 regular season (when the Giants were on their way to winning the World Series.)
For more information about Caltrain schedule and fares, call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or visit http://www.caltrain.com.
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.