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Freedom Train to Run Once Again for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The “Freedom Train” celebration will take place on Monday, Jan. 20.

The ride from San Jose to San Francisco recognizes the distance that Dr. King walked from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. (Photo: Dave Colby, Patch)
The ride from San Jose to San Francisco recognizes the distance that Dr. King walked from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. (Photo: Dave Colby, Patch)

Editor's Note: The following article was supplied by Caltrain. 

Continuing an annual tradition, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Santa Clara will charter Caltrain as part of its “Freedom Train” celebration on Monday, Jan. 20.

The train will depart from the San Jose Diridon Caltrain Station at 10 a.m. and express to San Francisco, arriving at 11 a.m. There is no special southbound service. However, Freedom Train tickets will be accepted on southbound trains departing San Francisco after 1 p.m. that day.

For nearly 30 years, the Santa Clara association has recognized the distance walked from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. by Dr. King and other civil rights advocates, by offering a train ride from San Jose to San Francisco. To find out more information about the event, visit here.

Freedom Train tickets are sold only by the association (Caltrain fare media is NOT valid). To purchase tickets, visit www.scvmlk.org, email presmlkscv@yahoo.com or call 408.861.5323.  If Freedom Train tickets are sold out, people can buy a regular Caltrain ticket and take any regularly scheduled northbound train to join festivities in San Francisco.

For more information about Caltrain’s regular service, call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or visitwww.caltrain.com.



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