The Capitol Corridor has long provided bike-friendly accommodations on board our trains and promoted biking as a complement to our service. Both biking and train travel provide more sustainable and enjoyable alternatives to driving, and the combination of the two allows for an even better travel experience! On Thursday, May 11, Capitol Corridor will demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the biking community at various Bike to Work Day events on board our trains and along the route.
On Board “Cappy Hour”
Capitol Corridor will host an official Bike to Work Day Happy Hour (or as we like to call it, “Cappy Hour”), featuring discounted drinks on board all trains in service between 4 and 8pm. Plus, on Train 542 from San Jose to Sacramento and Train 545 from Sacramento to Oakland, we’ll have complimentary food in the Café Car! Staff will also be on hand to answer your questions about bringing your bike on board the Capitol Corridor. As always, bikes are welcome and can be stored in our bike storage areas. To learn more about bringing bikes on the train, visit the Bikes On Board page of our website.
Capitol Bike Fest in Sacramento
On the same day, members of the Capitol Corridor staff will be in Sacramento at the Capitol Bike Fest. We’ll be one of over 40 exhibits providing information on bicycles, rides, fitness, transit, and more. The event will take place from 11am to 1pm on the West Lawn of the State Capitol, at 10th St. and Capitol Ave. If you’re in the area, be sure to pay us a visit!
Enjoy a weekend watching some of the best local dancers in Oakland, celebrate Latin Culture in San Jose, commemorate the life of Cesar Chavez in San Francisco, and relive the summer of love in Berkeley. There’s a whole lot to do this weekend all along the Capitol Corridor!
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On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – just four days before Earth Day on April 22 – the Capitol Corridor, along with Siemens USA and the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), unveiled an Earth Day gift to the Northern California megaregion – a new, environmentally-friendly, California-built locomotive. More Earth Day Gift to Our Riders: New Eco-Friendly, Diesel-Electric Locomotives
Whether you opt to celebrate Earth Day in San Francisco, enjoy a day of activities on the UC Berkeley campus, sample craft beer in Martinez, or watch some of the best turf dancers compete in Oakland, there are plenty of weekend activities along the Capitol Corridor!
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The stretch of the Capitol Corridor route between Martinez and Davis is one of the prettiest, and just looking out the window it’s easy to see that nature is alive and well here. Most passengers never experience the Suisun Marsh first-hand though as they zip past the Suisun/Fairfield station on the way to Davis and Sacramento to the east, or Bay Area destinations to the west.
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