Discovery Buffs Can Rely on Caltrain for Trip to Bay Area Travel and Adventure Show

Bay Area residents interested in spanning the globe can make Caltrain part of their journey to the Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show taking place this weekend at the Santa Clara County Convention Center.

Doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday for the 7th annual staging of the travel exposition. Caltrain’s weekend schedule offers plenty of opportunities for passengers to travel to the Mountain View Caltrain Station before the start of the event. From there, fans can board Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s light-rail system for a trip to the Great America transit station, which is a short walk from the convention center. The light-rail segment of the trip on will take about a half hour.

The Travel and Adventure Show will feature seminars from seasoned travelers, including representatives from the Travel Channel, Frommer’s and more. Attendees can also visit cultural exhibitions, featuring performances and compositions from groups hailing from across the world.

Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold onboard trains but can be purchased at ticket vending 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 show. 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 receive a 15 percent discount 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.

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.

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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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Will Reisman

Public Relations Specialist

Caltrain/SamTrans/SMCTA

O: (650) 508-7704

M: 415-420-0905

@WillReisman

 

 

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