This weekend, the Santa Clara County Convention Center offers adventurers and world travelers a treat, with the Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show.
Doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday for the 8th annual staging of the travel exposition. Caltrain’s weekend schedule offers plenty of opportunities to reach the event, most easily from the Mountain View Caltrain Station to the VTA 902.
The Travel and Adventure Show will feature seminars from seasoned travelers, including acclaimed travel writer Rick Steves, award-winning reporter Peter Greenberg and Phil Keoghan, host of the CBS show The Amazing Race. Attendees can also visit an array of cultural exhibitions, featuring performances and compositions from groups hailing from across the world.
Caltrain riders planning to attend this weekend’s event can save a little money on their admission fee by using the promo code: TRANSIT at http://www.travelshows.com.
Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold onboard trains but can be purchased at ticket vending machines at the stations. Adventure and travel enthusiasts are encouraged to purchase an adult joint Caltrain/VTA Day Pass at Caltrain ticket machines to avoid long lines after the show. 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 receive a 15 percent discount 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.
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 has enjoyed five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 60,000 average weekday riders. 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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