Caltrain Along For the Ride as Sharks Finally Make Stanley Cup Finals

For the first time in team history, the San Jose Sharks are playing in the NHL Finals, and Caltrain will make sure that fans won’t miss a moment of their team’s historic postseason ride.

The Sharks will host game three of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Caltrain’s regular weekend schedule offers several pre- and post-game options for fans, and the Sharks’ home ice at the SAP Center is located just across the street from the San Jose Diridon Station.

Game four of the series is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Monday. Caltrain’s weekday schedule includes a number of trains that will arrive in San Jose before the puck drops, and the last northbound train departs San Jose at 10:30 p.m., which gives fans plenty of time to watch the entire contest.

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

After years of postseason frustration, the Sharks defeated the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference finals to earn the team’s first berth in the Stanley Cup Finals. They currently face 2-0 series deficit against the Penguins, but they’ve been lights out at home, winning seven of their nine games at the SAP Center this postseason.

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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