By Matt Wilson, @WilsonSTComms

If you’re into enormous cars with quirky (El Toro Loco, Son-uva Digger) and wildly aggressive (Devastator, Grave Digger, Bounty Hunter) names with terrifying nightmare fuel paint jobs, then you might want to check out Monster Jam at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Saturday, April 28.

PeninsulaMoves recommends leaving your infinitely less cool car at home, and bypassing traffic by riding Caltrain to the event.  Catch a train and ride to the Mountain View Transit Center. From there, connect with VTA light rail trains or buses, located at Evelyn Avenue, and Castro Street. Light rail trains will drop gearheads off at the Great America Station right by the stadium.

The show starts at 7 p.m. with gates opening at 5 p.m. A “pit party” from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. will give fans access to the trucks up close, and the chance to take pictures, meet the drivers and get their autographs.

Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold onboard trains but can be purchased at vending machines at the stations. To save time on the return trip, passengers are encouraged to buy a Day Pass or utilize the new Caltrain mobile app. Clipper card users are reminded to tag on and tag off.

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.

For more information about Caltrain schedules and fares or for help planning your trip, call Caltrain Customer Service 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 enjoyed five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 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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