Caltrain operates rail service on the Peninsula between San Jose and San Francisco, with commute-hour service to Gilroy. Caltrain has 11 full time stations in San Mateo County, with an additional 2 providing weekend-only service. Caltrain connects with BART at the Millbrae Transit Center. Seniors and people with disabilities with appropriate ID may save by paying the Eligible Discount fare. All fares must be paid prior to boarding, either by tagging on (and then tagging off at the destination) with a Clipper card at the Clipper reader, by purchasing a paper ticket from the ticket machines on the station platforms, or through the online mobile app.
The older “Gallery” style trains have a wheelchair accessible car that can accommodate up to three wheelchairs. The newer Bombardier trains can accommodate up to 5 wheelchairs, one in each car, space permitting. Boarding assistance is available from conductors, including the use of a lift or bridge plate for wheelchair users and those who have difficulty with stairs.
Caltrain stations that are not currently wheelchair accessible are:
- 22nd Street
- South San Francisco
- College Park
The other 26 stations are fully accessible. All Caltrain stations provide free parking for passengers with a Disabled placard.
Senior Clipper cards are available by mail (see www.511.org or www.Clippercard.com for details) or at Bay Area transit agencies. Regional Transit Connection Clipper cards for people with disabilities are available at Bay Area transit agencies.
For more information on Caltrain service, call 1-800-660-4287
(TTY 650-508-6448), or visit www.caltrain.com.