By Dan Lieberman, @LiebermanTweets

Now that spring is in full swing, festival season truly begins on the Peninsula, starting with Mountain View A La Carte & Art, now in its 22nd year. This weekend, May 5 and 6, Castro Street comes alive, and Caltrain is happy to get you there.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, and features classic cars, an array of arts and crafts, live music, craft beer, wine and a wide range of food. It takes place on Castro Street between Evelyn Avenue and Church Street, a half mile from the Mountain View Caltrain Station

Caltrain’s weekend schedule offers service to Mountain View every 90 minutes, with all trains stopping at the station.

Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold onboard trains but can be purchased at vending machines at the stations or via the Caltrain Mobile App. To save time on the return trip, passengers are encouraged to buy a Day Pass. 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, call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or visit


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