With more than 100,000 people expected to attend this year’s Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco, traffic conditions will be extremely congested, which is why concert-goers should make Caltrain part of their trip to the event.
The three-day music gathering in Golden Gate Park kicks off this Friday and will last throughout the weekend. Now in its ninth year, the festival will feature performances from LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, Lionel Richie and many more artists.
Caltrain’s weekday schedule provides robust service between San Jose and San Francisco. During the weekend, trains run every hour in both directions, and there are four Baby Bullet trains for rapid service.
Once passengers arrive at Caltrain’s San Francisco station, they can transfer to Muni’s N-Judah light-rail line for the final leg to Golden Gate Park. Attendees also can board Muni’s 30-Stockton and 45-Union bus lines for a trip to Market Street, where they can transfer to the 5-Fulton line for a direct trip to the festival site.
Caltrain’s last southbound train departs San Francisco at midnight on Saturday and 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, so passengers should plan accordingly. Additionally, Caltrain reminds fans to drink responsibly and to remember that alcohol is not allowed on trains beginning at 9 p.m. on special events nights.
Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold onboard trains but can be purchased at ticket 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.
Parking at Caltrain stations cost $5.50 for the day, and permits can be purchased at station ticket machines. Paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day.
For fare and schedule information, visit www.caltrain.com or call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448.)
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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