Take Caltrain to Copa América Centenario Games Starting This Week

You don’t have to worry about kicking yourself for missing awesome soccer action if you take Caltrain to the Copa América Centenario matches that begin this week at Levi’s Stadium.

The international soccer competition will kick off Friday, June 3, when team USA takes on Colombia at 6:30 p.m. Caltrain’s weekday schedule offers plenty of opportunities to get to the Mountain View Caltrain Station. From there, fans will be able to board Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s light-rail vehicles to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. That last leg of the trip will take about a half-hour.

Caltrain will operate a special northbound train that will depart 75 minutes after the soccer contest, or when full. The train will make all local weekday stops to San Francisco.

The next matchup of the soccer competition will take place on Monday, June 6, when Argentina takes on Chile at 7 p.m. For that game, Caltrain will also operate a special northbound train that will depart 75 minutes after the soccer contest, or when full.

The Copa América is a regularly-played soccer competition pitting teams from North America and South America. This is the 100th year of the event.

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.

Parking at Caltrain stations costs $5 for the day, and permits can be purchased at station ticket machines. Paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day.

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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