Fans Can Avoid Traffic Freezes By Taking Caltrain to Sharks Postseason Games

It’s on to the next round for the San Jose Sharks, and Caltrain will be in its postseason mode as well to make sure that hockey fans have plenty of travel choices to watch their home team play.

The Sharks square off against the Nashville Predators at 7:30 p.m. on Friday for the first game of the Western Conference semifinals.

Caltrain’s weekday schedule includes a number of trains that will arrive in San Jose before the puck drops, and the Sharks’ home ice is located just across the street from the San Jose Diridon Station.

Caltrain will operate a northbound post-game train on Friday that will depart from the San Jose station at 10:30 p.m. or up to 15 minutes after the game ends, but no later than 10:45 p.m. The train will make all regular local stops.

Game two of the semifinal series is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Sunday. Caltrain’s regular weekend schedule offers several pre and post game options for fans.

The Sharks defeated the Los Angeles Kings in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs to move on to the Western Conference semifinals for the first time since 2013. The Sharks are still looking to capture the franchise’s first Stanley Cup title.

More information about Caltrain’s service for Sharks’ games is available at www.caltrain.com/sjsharks.

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, 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.

Open alcoholic beverage containers are not allowed onboard trains starting at 9 p.m. on game nights.

For more information about service and fares, call Caltrain’s Customer Service Center at 1.800.660.4287 or visit www.caltrain.com.

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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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