Support Our Furry Friends This Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2023

Two weeks ago, we celebrated the launch of our Onboard Pet Policy at Emeryville Amtrak Station on a cold, yet cheerful morning. In attendance were Capitol Corridor riders and a variety of furry friends, though some were too big to ride the train. We learned that of the pets at the event, all but one were adopted from shelters or rescue agencies! This stat includes Cleo, the face of the Onboard Pet Policy campaign, who was adopted 10 years ago from an rescue agency in the South Bay. 

People standing with their dogs at train station

While we were overjoyed to learn this, we also know that many of our local shelters are overcrowded, overburdened, and need support to care for animals in need.  

Giving Tuesday is an annual day of extending generosity, social, and financial capital to communities and organizations across the globe. This holiday season, we invite you to support your local animal shelters by donating, fostering, or adopting an animal.

There are many local animal shelters and humane societies along our corridor. Oakland Animal Services plans many pet adoption fairs at local businesses in Jack London Square, right next to OKJ Amtrak Station. This Giving Tuesday, the shelter is doubling your impact! Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary located in Sacramento (and very close to Sacramento Station) is also matching funds. Other animal shelters along our corridor include Humane Society of Silicon Valley, Hayward Animal Shelter, and Berkeley Humane Society, just to name a few.  

And remember, if you decide to adopt a furry friend, remember that we now allow pets (cats and dogs under 20lbs) onboard our trains 



November 16, 2023

New pet travel policy available for Thanksgiving holiday travel
Oakland, CA, November 16, 2023 – Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Capitol Corridor is excited to announce its new onboard pet policy. Starting today, Capitol Corridor will allow pets (dogs and cats) under 20 pounds to travel onboard in a carrier with their owners every day.  

“We are thrilled to provide this new service on our trains,” said Rob Padgette, Managing Director of Capitol Corridor. “This holiday season will be more enjoyable knowing passengers have the option to bring their furry friends onboard with them along the entire route. We’d like to thank Amtrak for helping us implement this highly requested passenger service. Many Amtrak routes welcome pets on trains across the nation.” 

Pet Travel Policy 

  • $29 per pet (one-way) 
  • Pets under 20 pounds (dogs and cats, only) 
  • One pet per reservation  
  • Pet travel must be booked online in advance 
  • Pet must remain in carrier onboard 
  • Carrier size: 19’Lx14’W x10”H 
  • Pets must remain in carrier onboard with carrier under the seat 
  • Pets allowed in all cars, except the Quiet Car, and the Café car 

To confirm pet eligibility, all customers must read and sign a Pet Release and Indemnification Agreement for each travel segment. For more information about Amtrak’s Pet Policy, visit 

For additional conditions of the pet travel policy, visit  

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About CCJPA and the Capitol Corridor®`
Managed by the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), the Capitol Corridor is an intercity rail service connecting the most economically vibrant urban centers in Northern California – from Sacramento to Silicon Valley, and including San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. With free Wi-Fi on board, Capitol Corridor trains provide a convenient, reliable, and comfortable alternative to the congested I-80, I-680, and I-880 freeways for more than 921,000 passengers a year. For more information, visit 

Contact: Vernaé Graham, Capitol Corridor 

APEC Conference- Temporary SFC Bus Stop and Bus Connection Delays through 11/19/23

November 15, 2023

UPDATE: Effective 11/15/23 – 11/19/23, connecting bus service will return to its regular location at 555 Mission and is expected to remain there for the rest of the APEC Conference.

Thank you for your patience as we make adjustments.


APEC Economic Leaders’ Week will be held in San Francisco the week of November 11-19, 2023. Capitol Corridor connecting buses between Emeryville and San Francisco may be impacted by traffic congestion due to the event. There may be times during this week that connecting buses between San Francisco and Emeryville may miss their connections and passengers will need to take the next available train.

The last eastbound (towards Sacramento) Capitol Corridor train of the night will hold for late incoming bus connection from San Francisco.

Passengers are advised to transfer at Richmond Station and take BART to/from San Francisco. The San Francisco connecting bus stop is a 5-minute walk to the Montgomery BART station.

BART Weekday Schedule
BART Weekend Schedule

Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your trip.

Thanksgiving Service 2023

November 8, 2023

In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, the Capitol Corridor is prepared to accommodate Thanksgiving travelers with extra equipment and additional capacity.  We encourage you to planahead and book early. 

Capitol Corridor service will run according to the Weekend/Holiday Schedule on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, as well as the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 24.  


Amtrak Carry-On Baggage Policy will change, limiting passengers to ONE (1) personal item. Passengers can still bring 2 carry-on items aboard the train. As a reminder, Capitol Corridor does not offer checked baggage on this route.

Learn more here.

Visit our Deals page for information about all the ways you can save on the Capitol Corridor.   Take advantage of our daily BOGO (buy one get one free), Friends & Family, and Senior promotions. Students who anticipate traveling by train multiple times during the school year may also want to check out our Stride on Board Program for additional savings.  

The easiest way to purchase your ticket is online from our website,, or the Amtrak app. After boarding, simply open the ticket on your smartphone and present it to the conductor to scan. 

All Capitol Corridor trains feature spacious and comfortable seating and offer a wide variety of amenities, including free Wi-Fi, electrical outlets in each row, bike/luggage racks, and an on-board Café Car with snacks and beverages.  

Route and fare information, ticketing and reservations are available at or via the Amtrak app.  

For service updates, news, and promotions, passengers can connect directly with the Capitol Corridor by signing up for news and alerts or following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CapitolCorridor.