South San Francisco, CA October 2, 2017 Caltrain Press Release
Attendees can use Caltrain to “fly” over to San Francisco for Fleet Week festivities on the city’s waterfront this week. The festivities began Sunday and will continue through Monday, October 9.
Caltrain’s weekday and weekend schedules offer plenty of options for traveling to San Francisco. This weekend, Caltrain will provide extra capacity on Saturday and Sunday morning for passengers heading to Fleet Week, as well as extra capacity post event. Air shows will take place beginning at noon to 4 p.m. this weekend.
Once at the San Francisco Caltrain Station, passengers can transfer to Muni’s 30-Stockton bus for a connection to the Marina Green, where most of the week’s festivities will take place. Muni’s E-Embarcadero historic streetcar line is an option as well, as it runs from the San Francisco Caltrain Station to Fisherman’s Wharf.
San Francisco’s Fleet Week includes a parade of naval ships, tours of vessels, and, of course, aerial shows from the world famous Blue Angels flight exhibition team.
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. Clipper card users (cash value and 8-ride tickets) are reminded to tag on and tag off. As a reminder, no open alcohol will be permitted on trains after 9 p.m.
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 65,000 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 corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.