Caltrain, SamTrans offering free service on New Year’s Eve

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Caltrain and SamTrans will offer free service after 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve so community members can celebrate safely.

SamTrans’ free service will run from 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1. On New Year’s Day, SamTrans will run on a Sunday schedule. Schedules for specific routes can be found here.

Caltrain will provide free service on trains departing after 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, until the last train departing the San Francisco station at 2 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1. Trains will operate special event service on Dec. 31 to accommodate the San Francisco fireworks show in addition to regular weekday service. Along with regular weekday service, two additional northbound limited service trains will operate in the evening to San Francisco. After the fireworks show, Caltrain will operate additional southbound trains, with departure times varying depending on crowd size. Post-firework trains will make all local weekend stops from San Francisco to San Jose.

On Tuesday, Jan. 1, Caltrain will operate a holiday service schedule. Shuttle bus service will operate between the San Jose Diridon and Tamien Caltrain stations and trains will not provide service south of San Jose, the transit agency said.

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