Whether they’re from the Midwest, the Great Basin or homegrown here in the Bay Area, college football fans know that Caltrain is the smart choice for traveling to games at Levi’s Stadium.
Next Wednesday, the Santa Clara site will host the Foster Farms Bowl, pitting Indiana against Utah in a promising postseason clash. Kickoff for the game is set for 5:30 p.m. and Caltrain’s weekday schedule offers a wealth of service options for fans traveling to its Mountain View station. From there, fans will be able to transfer onto Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light-rail vehicles for the ride to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. This last segment of the trip will take about a half hour.
Following the contest, Caltrain will provide an extra northbound train, which will depart approximately 75 minutes after the end of the game, or when full. It will make all local stops to San Francisco.
Formerly played in AT&T Park and debuting in 2002 as the San Francisco Bowl, the Foster Farms Bowl is being staged at Levi’s Stadium for the third time.
Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold onboard trains, but can be purchased at ticket machines at the stations. Fans are encouraged to purchase an adult joint Caltrain/VTA Day Pass at Caltrain ticket machines to avoid long lines after the game. The pass costs $6 more than the regular adult Caltrain Day Pass, but it is valid for unlimited rides within zone limits on Caltrain through the last train of the day and until 3 a.m. on VTA.
Customers using Clipper e-cash save 50 cents for each one-way trip. Clipper cash value and 8-ride Ticket customers must tag on at their origin station and again at their destination station. Those transferring to VTA Light rail need to tag on at a VTA Clipper machine before boarding VTA light rail. VTA payment is good for two hours and does not require tagging off at the destination station.
Caltrain reminds fans to drink responsibly and to remember that alcohol is not allowed on game day trains beginning at 9 p.m. Food and beverage aren’t allowed on VTA at any time.
For fare and schedule information, visit www.caltrain.com 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 through ticket machines onsite. 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 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 system, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.
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