SamTrans to Increase Service, Offer Free Rides for New Year’s Eve

SamTrans to Increase Service, Offer Free Rides for New Year’s Eve


In order to make sure New Year’s revelers can enjoy their night safely and responsibly, Caltrain and SamTrans will be offering free service from 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, until 5 a.m. Monday, January 1.

Caltrain will provide extra capacity for northbound trains (435, 437 & 439) headed to San Francisco during the early evening and will operate additional southbound trains after the end of the San Francisco fireworks show. Post-firework trains will make all local weekend stops from San Francisco to San Jose.  Departure times will vary depending on crowd size and will depart when full, with the final train departing San Francisco at 2 a.m.

Caltrain does not allow open alcohol containers on trains after 9 p.m. following special events. Disruptive passengers will be asked to detrain.

On Monday, January 1, Caltrain will operate its standard Sunday schedule. Shuttle service to and from Tamien station and San Jose Diridon station will also be provided. SamTrans will also be running on its standard Sunday schedule.

The administrative offices of the San Mateo County Transit District, which manages Caltrain and SamTrans, will be closed on Monday, January 1.

For help planning your trip or for more information about fares and schedules, call the Customer Service Center at 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or check or




About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 77 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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