April is shaping up to be a big month for Caltrain, as it will offer a 50 percent fare discount throughout that time period and will also resume its regular 104-train schedule Mon., April 4.
According to Caltrain, the half-off price reduction will apply to all fares except the Go Pass. Caltrain Acting Executive Director Michelle Bouchard said that as the region continues its recovery from the pandemic’s impacts, Caltrain looks to remind people that it is “the travel mode of choice for so many great Bay Area destinations.” She said that by reducing fares during April, they can “reward our existing customers for their loyalty and encourage the next generation of public transportation riders to use Caltrain for their travelling needs.”
Caltrain stated that it offers passengers easy access to a variety of destinations such as Oracle Park, the Chase Center, Levi’s Stadium, Avaya Stadium and the SAP Center, as well as numerous downtowns and the attractions. Expanded service is provided for events, per Caltrain, such as Giants games with special post-game service.
“As public events return to the Peninsula, Caltrain is on hand to help riders reach these destinations,” said the agency in a statement.
Although Caltrain’s regular service will return April 4, the agency will temporarily reduce trains May 2 through May 20 to complete Caltrain Electrification signal work in San Mateo and Burlingame—a project which was originally planned for March, but was delayed due to a March 10 train collision. Regular weekday service will resume again May 23, per the agency.
Caltrain operates commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, as well as commute service to Gilroy. For more info about the company, click here.
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