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The annual Celebration Train offered by Caltrain on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day next Monday will not be running this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, agency officials announced Tuesday.

Caltrain will operate on a modified schedule for the holiday, while SamTrans will operate on its regular, non-school day schedule.

The Celebration Train traditionally pays tribute to the 54-mile 1965 Selma to Montgomery civil rights march and delivers celebrants to the holiday march event in San Francisco.

Caltrain said it hopes to resume the event again next year, “provided it can be done safely and responsibly.”

For more information about Caltrain’s holiday service, call (800) 660-4287.