Flexible Travel with Capitol Corridor

September 22, 2021

As of September 20, 2021, all Capitol Corridor single-ride and round-trip fares are now Flexible Fares! What does this mean? Tickets are now fully refundable without any change or cancellation fees, if canceled prior to your original departure date.* In most cases, you can cancel your ticket on Amtrak’s website.

Ticket Flexibility of an Unreserved Service

No reservations are required to ride the Capitol Corridor. And with that comes the flexibility to easily change your travel plans with a valid ticket. Although you may have purchased your ticket with a specific date and train for your trip, you have the option of using that ticket on a different train and even on a different date. Tickets are valid for one year from the original date of travel—if you’ve purchased a ticket with a promotional discount, you’ll need to follow the terms and conditions of the promotion.

Travel knowing you have the flexibility to enjoy open seating wherever you feel comfortable, complimentary Wi-Fi and our Café Car.

* No change to refund policies for multi-ride (monthly, ten-ride, and six-ride tickets).

Capitol Corridor Offers Special Service for Football Fans Traveling to Levi’s® Stadium for September 26th 49ers vs Packers Game

September 15, 2021

On Sunday, September 26th at 5:20pm the San Francisco 49ers will be facing the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara. Few tickets remain for this highly anticipated match, and to accommodate the large number of attendees, the Capitol Corridor will be running on an adjusted schedule, providing service to and from the game.

To get to the game on September 26th, fans can take either train 741 or 743 at their regularly scheduled arrival times of 3:37pm or 5:38pm, respectively. For their return, train 748 will run on an adjusted schedule, departing San Jose at its regularly scheduled time of 8:05pm, holding at Santa Clara-Great America station until 9:00pm, and finally arriving in Sacramento at 11:57pm. Times are being updated to reflect the changes, but tickets can be purchased for train 748 today!

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

From September 15 to October 15, our country celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month by commemorating the history, heritage, and contributions of those who came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and South and Central America. Communities all over the United States mark the achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans with festivals and educational activities.
National Hispanic Heritage celebrations originally started with one week of commemoration when it was first introduced by Congressman George E. Brown, Jr. (D-CA) in June 1968 as the result of the civil rights movement. During that period, many ethnic groups saw the need to finally recognize the contributions people of color made to US history.
For example, while many are familiar with how African-American slave, Irish, and Chinese labor were used to build America’s railroad system, some may not be aware of just how much Mexican workers helped to build railroads across the midwestern and western parts of our country. They faced dangerous working conditions with very little pay. To learn more, check the American Rails web site, which features a comprehensive review of Dr. Jeffrey Marcos Garcilazo’s book, Traqueros: Mexican Railroad Workers in The United States, 1870-1930.

Hispanic Heritage Month Activities

Current pandemic conditions have limited events in Northern California this year; however, here are two you may like to consider:

Saturday, September 25, 10:15am the Oakland Library will host Latinx Heritage Month Live Storytime, an on-line Bilingual Family Storytime event. Space is limited. RSVP via Eventbrite.

Sunday, September 26, 10:00am – 5:00pm the San Francisco Exploratorium will present its 22nd annual Día de la Ingeniería/Latinx Engineering Day 2021, which combines a bilingual panel discussion, presentations on the science and engineering heritage of Latinx people, and playful hands-on activities.

September is Rail Safety Month

Safety always has been and always will be our top priority at the Capitol Corridor. As part of that mission, we are committed to supporting efforts to educate riders and the general public about avoiding dangerous behaviors around railroad tracks. In additional to sharing rail safety tips year-round, we also partner each September with California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL) and other agencies for Rail Safety Month and Rail Safety Week (September 20-26, 2021.) More September is Rail Safety Month