Music fans can ensure a smooth trip to the San Jose Jazz Summerfest by taking Caltrain to the event this weekend. A showcase for jazz and related genres, this year’s Summerfest will feature 120 different shows on 12 separate stages—making it one of the Bay Area’s biggest music festivals.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and will conclude at 8 p.m. on Sunday night, taking place in and around Plaza de César Chavez Park in downtown San Jose. Caltrain’s San Jose Diridon station is a short walk away from many of the music sites, and its weekday and weekend schedules offer plenty of opportunities to get to the event on time and stress-free. Festival-goers can also transfer to Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s light-rail line for direct service to the Jazz Fest venues.

Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold onboard trains but can be purchased at ticket machines at the stations. For fare and schedule information, visit or call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448.)

Parking at Caltrain stations costs $5.50 for the day, and permits can be purchased at station ticket machines. Paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day.


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 more than 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
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M: 415-420-0905

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