Major League Soccer season is back in the Bay Area and Caltrain is a winning choice for fans going to the San Jose Earthquakes home opener this Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Earthquakes will kick off their season against the Montreal Impact at Avaya Stadium, the 18,000-seat complex in San Jose. Don’t miss local favorite, Chris Wondolowski, of Danville, as he attempts an incredible ninth year in double digits.
To reach the stadium, Earthquake fans can travel on Caltrain to the Santa Clara station, where they will be able to transfer to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s bus Route 10 for a free, short trip to the stadium. VTA is currently working on a pedestrian undercrossing at the Santa Clara station that will be an option for fans that prefer to walk to the stadium. Construction is expected to be completed by this July.
Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system: tickets aren’t sold onboard trains but can be purchased at ticket machines at the stations. Fans are encouraged to purchase a Day Pass at Caltrain ticket machines to avoid long lines after the game. The pass is valid for unlimited rides within zone limits on Caltrain through the last train.
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 beverages aren’t allowed on VTA at any time.
For more information about Caltrain schedules and fares, call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or visit www.caltrain.com.
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. 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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