Caltrain and SamTrans Offer Fourth of July Service & Observed Holiday Service

 Caltrain and SamTrans will provide holiday service on Sunday, July 4, for Independence Day.

Caltrain will operate a Sunday schedule in addition to extra post-event southbound service following the Fourth of July fireworks show. Post-event trains will make all local weekend stops from San Francisco to San Jose. Folks planning to attend the festivities in San Francisco can ride Caltrain to the San Francisco Station and connect to Muni for service to and from the waterfront. The last train departs San Francisco station at 11:30 p.m.

SamTrans will operate a regular Sunday schedule on July 4.

Caltrain and SamTrans will operate a Sunday schedule on Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day.

Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold onboard trains but can be purchased at station ticket machines. Riders that wish to use contactless payment can use either Caltrain mobile app, a Clipper card, which can now be purchased at a Ticket Vending Machine at the San Jose, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Millbrae and San Francisco stations, or the Clipper app.

Parking at Caltrain stations costs $5.50 for the day, and permits can be purchased using the Caltrain mobile app or through ticket machines onsite. Paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day.

Caltrain advises that everyone respect public health orders, wear a face covering and maintain social distancing in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Caltrain reminds customers that open alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the trains beginning at 9 p.m. on special event days and nights.

For more information about Caltrain and SamTrans Holiday Service or for help planning your trip, call Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or visit or


About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with commute service to Gilroy. 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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About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 70 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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