Caltrain’s annual Celebration Train will not be running on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year due the to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Caltrain advises those interested to instead participate in the virtual events organized by the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Foundation.
In past years, the Celebration Train paid tribute to the 54-mile 1965 Selma to Montgomery March, and delivered celebrants to the traditional march in San Francisco that marks the holiday. Caltrain hopes to hold the event again next year, provided it can be done safely and responsibly.
Caltrain will operate a modified schedule for the holiday on Monday, January 17, with hourly local service starting in the early morning and one roundtrip train from Gilroy. SamTrans will operate on its Regular, non-school day schedule. There will be no Caltrain or SamTrans contracted shuttle operations for the holiday.
For more information about holiday service, call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448), Customer Service will be open as per usual.
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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