Caltrain and SamTrans will operate on a Sunday schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 24. For the first time, Caltrain will run a modified schedule on the day after Thanksgiving, giving commuters more service than normal, and consumers a few more travel options for the busiest shopping day of the year.
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24
Caltrain will operate a regular Sunday schedule of 32 trains between San Francisco and San Jose, with shuttle service to and from the Tamien station. Train service will not operate south of San Jose. The schedule will include Weekend Baby Bullet trains in the morning and early evening. SamTrans will operate its regular Sunday service, which is less frequent than the weekday schedule and does not include routes that specifically serve schools or do not operate on a normal Sunday.
Day After Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 25
Caltrain will run a modified schedule with 48 trains operating between San Francisco and San Jose. The modified schedule is Saturday service with six extra trains in each direction, including one-round trip from Gilroy. In the past, Caltrain ran just a regular Saturday schedule for the day after Thanksgiving. Complete details on Caltrain’s modified schedule can be found here. SamTrans will operate its regular service schedule, but will not run routes that serve local schools.
The administrative offices of the San Mateo County Transit District, which manages Caltrain and SamTrans, will be closed on Thanksgiving, and the day after Thanksgiving.
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 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 system, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.
About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 79 routes throughout San Mateo County. Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976.
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