It would be a Cardinal sin to be stuck in Bay Area traffic on Friday, so sporting fans should take Caltrain to the Stanford football game on September 2.

Stanford opens its home football schedule with a showdown against Kansas State on Friday at 6 p.m. Fans traveling to the game can use the Palo Alto Caltrain Station, which is about a 15-minute walk from Stanford Stadium. Caltrain’s weekday schedule offers plenty of pre-game and post-game options for Cardinal backers.

For the remainder of Stanford’s home games, fans can use Caltrain’s Stanford Stadium Station, which is just across the street from the Cardinal’s home field. Service details for the team’s home games will be continually updated on the Caltrain’s Stanford web page here. Caltrain does not stop at Stanford Stadium station for weekday games.

The Cardinals are coming off a triumphant 2015 campaign that included a postseason victory in the Rose Bowl. With Heisman Trophy hopeful Christian McCaffrey returning at running back, hopes are high for a National Championship this season.

There are no ticket machines at the Stanford station, so passengers are encouraged to buy a Day Pass at their departure station before boarding the train. Unlike in years past, Clipper card users can now tag off and on at the Stanford Stadium Station, as Caltrain staff with fare readers will be deployed to the stop during game days. Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system and all passengers must have a valid ticket, as fares will be enforced.

Caltrain reminds fans to drink responsibly and to remember that open alcoholic beverages are not allowed on game day trains beginning at 9 p.m.

For additional information about train service and fares, passengers can call Caltrain at 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448), or visit


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
O: (650) 508-7704
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