Capitol Corridor Celebrates 25 Years of Connecting Northern California

December 15, 2016

“It was a beautiful day. The train was a small train – a locomotive I think, with no more than three or four cars, single level.” explained Hubert Hanrahan, Capitol Corridor’s retired Chief Transportation Officer who, in December 1991, was a conductor on board the Capitol Corridor’s very first run. “The rest is history,” he went on to reflect. “It’s been very successful.”

Capitol Corridor train
The Capitol Corridor’s inaugural run on December 11, 1991.

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“Outside My Window” Photo Contest Winners Announced

November 16, 2016

The Capitol Corridor train passes through 170 miles of some of Northern California’s most beautiful landscape. In October and November 2016, we gave riders the opportunity to showcase their favorite views along the route by entering our photo contest “Outside My Window.” The contest ended on November 5, and our winners have been selected by popular vote and notified. We had over two hundred excellent submissions, and after the two-week voting period, these are the five images that came out on top.

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Trains, Planes and No Automobiles: A European Vacation Made Easy on the Capitol Corridor

October 6, 2016

Mike Sullivan hates traffic. Especially after a long international flight, the thought of sitting on a congested Bay Area freeway is as nightmarish as it can get for this well-seasoned traveler. More Trains, Planes and No Automobiles: A European Vacation Made Easy on the Capitol Corridor

Weekend Picks: Gold Rush Days, Brazilian Festival, Davis Labor Day Road Race, Hip-Hop in Oakland, and San Francisco Aloha Poly Fest

August 31, 2016

There’s plenty to do this Labor Day Weekend along the Capitol Corridor — from Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento and a Brazilian Festival in Berkeley, to hula dancing in San Francisco, a doggy dash race in Davis, and the biggest hip-hop event in Oakland. It’s also the last weekend to take advantage of our Take 5 Weekend (and holiday Monday) fare discount. Buy one full-fare ticket and bring up to five companions for $5 each person, each way. The last eligible day for travel is Monday, September 5, and you must purchase your ticket online at least one day in advance. More Weekend Picks: Gold Rush Days, Brazilian Festival, Davis Labor Day Road Race, Hip-Hop in Oakland, and San Francisco Aloha Poly Fest

Nearly Half of All Riders Are New According to 2016 Passenger Survey

August 23, 2016

Every year, the Capitol Corridor administers a survey to passengers on board our trains. The purpose of the survey is to learn more about our customers, including how they use the service, demographics, and overall satisfaction. More Nearly Half of All Riders Are New According to 2016 Passenger Survey