Capitol Corridor Service Info, Tips, and Student Deals for Thanksgiving Travel

November 1, 2019

In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, the Capitol Corridor is prepared to accommodate the surge of Thanksgiving travelers with extra equipment and additional capacity. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early. Capitol Corridor service will run according to the Weekend/Holiday Schedule on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, as well as the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 29.


The Capitol Corridor train operates between Auburn/Sacramento and San Jose, including service to Berkeley and Oakland, with convenient connections to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) at the Richmond and Oakland Coliseum stations, as well as connecting bus service to downtown San Francisco and other destinations throughout California, including Truckee, Reno, Santa Rosa, Redding, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara.


The Capitol Corridor also serves a number of colleges and universities, offering students at UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Santa Clara University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Chico State, Humboldt State, and more an easy and convenient ride home for the holiday.

To meet the high travel demand, the Capitol Corridor has arranged for extra holiday service on its bus route between Grover Beach (GVB) and the San Jose-Diridon Station (SJC). This route directly serves the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo campus (SLP). Following are the extra trips, available in the booking system:

Friday, November 22, Northbound
– Bus 6234 will depart Grover Beach at 8am (same as Weekend/Holiday schedule) and arrive in San Jose at 12pm to connect with Train 532 departing San Jose at 12:20pm.

Saturday, November 23/Sunday, December 1, Northbound
– Bus 6228 will depart Grover Beach at 5:50am and arrive in San Jose at 9:50am to connect with Train 728 departing San Jose at 10:10am.
– Bus 6288 will depart Grover Beach at 11:50am and arrive in San Jose at 3:50pm to connect with Train 738 departing San Jose at 4:13pm.

Saturday, November 23/Sunday, December 1, Southbound
– Bus 6229, connecting from Train 729 that arrives in San Jose at 12:06, will depart San Jose at 12:15pm and arrive in Grover Beach at 4:15pm.
– Bus 6241, connecting from Train 741 that arrives in San Jose at 5:10pm, will depart San Jose at 5:25pm and arrive in Grover Beach at 9:25pm.


Through the Capitol Corridor’s Stride On Board discount and rewards program, students can save 15% on individual trips with California Everyday Discounts (Blackout dates apply November 20-24, 2019), or save 25% on a six-ride ticket good for one year from the date of purchase (No Black out dates with the six-ride ticket.)


Capitol Corridor trains feature comfortable seating and offer a wide variety of amenities, including free wi-fi, electrical outlets in each row, bike racks, an on-board Café Car with seasonal sandwiches, snacks and beverages, and much more.

Route and fare information, ticketing and reservations are available at or via the Amtrak app. Tickets can be printed in advance, or riders using a smartphone or mobile device can open the ticket in their email and present it to the conductor.

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.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fremont Station Paid Parking Program Starts Monday, November 4

October 28, 2019

The City of Fremont will begin charging for parking in the Fremont-Centerville Train Depot on Monday, November 4, 2019. The daily parking fee is $3.00 and is required on weekdays — Monday starting at 12am through 11:59pm Friday. Parking is free on weekends and holidays.

Kiosks will be installed throughout the lot, and riders may also pay for parking through a mobile app.

Learn more about the Fremont-Centerville Train Depot Paid Parking program here.

Service to Continue During PG&E Planned Outages, Some Bus Service Cancelled

October 26, 2019

UPDATE, 10/27 at 6:58pm

We are continuing to operate scheduled service and all trains are expected to run normally on Monday morning 10/28; Please note that all connecting bus service to and from Martinez is cancelled on Sunday, 10/27 and Monday, 10/28 due to freeway closures in the bus route service area due to the Kincade fire.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update this page with significant changes. Any train delays of more than 15 minutes will be published to Twitter and to our weekend service alerts subscriber list.
Thank you.

UPDATE, 10/27/19

Please be advised that connecting bus service to/from Martinez is currently cancelled today (10/27) and tomorrow (10/28) due to freeway closures in the bus route service areas as a result of the Kincade fire.

At this time, the power is out at Davis and Auburn but is not currently affecting train or bus service at those stations.

We intend to run all other service as scheduled today with minimal delays, and will continue to monitor the situation and update this page with significant changes. Any train delays of more than 15 minutes will be published to Twitter and to our weekend service alerts subscriber list. Thank you.

Posted 10/26/19

PG&E has planned possible power shutoffs in many Northern California areas this weekend (starting Saturday, October 26), to reduce the risk of fire during the expected windstorm. Some of our stations are in the affected areas; however, we do not anticipate any disruption in transportation service due to lack of electricity. If your station is in an affected area experiencing a power outage, please note that lighting may be dimmer than usual, so please take care when making your way through and around the stations and tracks.

We will continue to monitor the situation, so please stay tuned throughout the day and weekend, as plans may change. You can also get updates by visiting us on Twitter, by signing up to receive weekend service alerts, or by coming back to this page. Thank you.

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Bus Service Advisory: Bus Schedule Changes + SF Stop Relocation on Monday, October 28

October 25, 2019

As a reminder, starting this Monday, October 28, 2019, we will begin servicing the Salesforce Transit Center at a new on-street, unstaffed, stop next to Salesforce Plaza, at the corner of Mission and Fremont streets in downtown San Francisco.

The Salesforce Plaza stop location (SFC) connects with our three other on-street, and heavily-used San Francisco stops. The Transbay Temporary Terminal will close soon after our move. Read more about and see map of this bus stop relocation.

New Bus Schedule to Go Into Effect Also

In addition to the San Francisco bus stop relocation, a new Capitol Corridor bus schedule will go into effect on Monday, October 28. There will be no changes to the train schedule.