Sharks Are Still Fighting, So Caltrain is Ready for More Stanley Cup Finals Service

The Sharks are still alive, which means Caltrain is ready to serve fans for one last home game at the SAP Center in San Jose.

By virtue of their win Thursday night, the Sharks will host Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Caltrain be will be running a Sunday schedule, with hourly train service operating in both directions. The last northbound train is scheduled to depart San Jose at 9 p.m., although it will be held for up to 15 minutes later, if the game runs expectedly long. That last train will leave no later than 9:15 p.m.

The SAP Center is right across the street from Caltrain’s San Jose Diridon Station, making it easy for hockey fans to get to the game on public transit.

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

By winning 4-2 Thursday night on the road in Pittsburgh, the Sharks narrowed the Penguins lead in the best-of-seven series to 3-2. If the Sharks win on Sunday night, they’ll force a deciding Game 7 on Wednesday in Pittsburgh. The Sharks have never captured the Stanley Cup trophy.

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. However, the SAP Center takes over parking authority at the San Jose Diridon Station three hours prior to the game and charges $25 for the evening. Other paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day on the Caltrain system.

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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