Capitol Corridor Offers Special Service to Levi’s® Stadium for Football Fans

November 21, 2022

 

TAKE THE TRAIN TO GAMES DURING THE 2022-23 SEASON

We are thrilled to offer fans an easy way to get to and from the action at Levi’s® Stadium for all this season’s home games!

In addition to avoiding the stress of traffic and parking, fans who take the train will be able to get an early start on tailgating by enjoying drinks and snacks available in the train’s Café Car.

San Francisco 49ers Home Games

Game times with Santa Clara – Great America (GAC) station arrivals and departures

UPDATED SERVICE: Please note, we have adjusted our game day service to better serve our riders. Ticket sales for game day trains will now be capped to limit sales. We have also adjusted the departure times for Trains 727 and 744 on game days to better accommodate fans. For Thanksgiving Weekend, on Sunday 11/27/22, trains serving the game will be RESERVED, so please book early.

If you must make changes or cancellations for a RESERVED ticket, you must do so according to Amtrak policy–visit Amtrak.com for information.

Date Opponent Game Start Game End (estimated) Westbound Train Arrivals Eastbound Train Departures
9/18/22 Vs. Seahawks 1:05pm 4:30pm Train 729 arrives GAC at 11:39am Train 742 departs GAC at 5:18pm
10/3/22 Vs. Rams 5:15pm 8:40pm Train 541 arrives GAC at 2:38pm Train 546 departs GAC at 9:05pm
10/23/22 Vs. Chiefs 1:25pm 4:50pm Train 729 arrives GAC at 11:39am Train 742 departs GAC at 5:18pm
11/13/22

 

Vs. Chargers 5:20pm 8:45pm Train 741 arrives GAC at 3:37pm

 

Train 748 departs GAC at 9:05pm
11/27/22

*RESERVED SERVICE- Book Early

Vs. Saints 1:25pm 4:50pm Train 727 arrives GAC at 10:47am

Train 729 arrives GAC at 11:39am

Train 742 departs GAC at 5:18pm

Train 744 departs GAC at 6:18pm

12/4/22

 

Vs. Dolphins 1:05pm 4:30pm Train 727 arrives GAC at 10:47am

Train 729 arrives GAC at 11:39am

Train 742 departs GAC at 5:18pm

Train 744 departs GAC at 6:18pm

12/11/22

 

Vs. Buccaneers 1:25pm 4:50pm Train 727 arrives GAC at 10:47am

Train 729 arrives GAC at 11:39am

Train 742 departs GAC at 5:18pm

Train 744 departs GAC at 6:18pm

12/24/22

 

 

Vs. Commanders 1:05pm 4:30pm Train 727 arrives GAC at 10:47am

Train 729 arrives GAC at 11:39am

Train 742 departs GAC at 5:18pm

Train 744 departs GAC at 6:18pm

1/8/23 Vs. Cardinals TBD TBD

FARES AND DISCOUNTS

The Capitol Corridor has several discounts available to passengers. Visit the Deals & Promotions page for booking details.

Book travel to Levi’s® Stadium at www.capitolcorridor.org.

ABOUT THE CAPITOL CORRIDOR®

The Capitol Corridor is an intercity rail service connecting the most economically vibrant urban centers in the Northern California megaregion – from Sacramento to Silicon Valley, and including San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. With a Café Car and 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 over 1.7 million work and leisure travelers every year (pre-COVID).

 

Contact: Priscilla Kalugdan
(510) 464-6992,  priscillak@capitolcorridor.org

 

 

Thanksgiving Service 2022

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.  

Capitol Corridor service will run according to the Weekend/Holiday Schedule on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, as well as the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 25.  

*PARTIAL RESERVED SERVICE, Sunday, 11/27/22: Please note that Train 727, 729, 742, and 744 will be RESERVED on Sunday 11/27 due to anticipated high ridership, so please book early! If you must make changes or cancellations for a RESERVED ticket, you must do so according to Amtrak policy–visit Amtrak.com for information.

*Thanksgiving Bus Connection Adjustment: Additional Stop at Santa Barbara University (SBU)  
Effective November 22, 2022 to November 28, 2022, there will be an additional stop at Santa Barbara University (SBU) to/from the Santa Barbara Amtrak Station.     

  • Connecting Bus from Santa Barbara to San Jose/Oakland: 
    Bus 4765: Additional stop at SBU will departure at 12:10PM  
    Bus 4785: Additional stop at SBU will departure at 10:20PM  
  • Connecting Bus from Oakland/San Jose to Santa Barbara:   
    Bus 4784: Additional stop at SBU will departure at 12:45PM  
    Bus 4770: Additional stop at SBU will departure at 6:00AM   

We encourage you to plan ahead and book early.  As a friendly reminder, face coverings are recommended on board all trains and buses, as well as at stations for the health and safety of all traveling this season. 

CHECK OUT OUR TIPS FOR LOW-STRESS HOLIDAY TRAVEL   

DEALS & PROMOTIONS
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.  

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

ON BOARD AMENITIES
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.  

STAY CONNECTED
Route and fare information, ticketing and reservations are available at capitolcorridor.org 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.  

Update: Winter Weather Connecting Bus Service Changes

November 8, 2022

UPDATE – For Thursday, December 1, 2022, connecting buses from Auburn heading east (Reno/Sparks) will be CANCELLED due to anticipated winter weather but will continue to operate between Sacramento and Auburn.

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UPDATE  – For Wednesday, November 9, 2022, connecting buses to/from Sacramento will operate as scheduled, but passengers should expect delays due to chain requirements.  Information below no longer applies.

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For Tuesday, November 8, 2022, due to anticipated winter weather, passengers should plan for the following cancellations, delays and modifications for connecting bus service in and out of Sacramento:  

Sacramento to Roseville/Colfax/Reno 

Eastbound buses  

  • Connection from train 524 stops at Truckee and Reno cancelled. Bus will operate from Sacramento and stop at Roseville, Rocklin, and Auburn. 
  • Connection from train 532 stops at Colfax, Truckee, Reno, and Sparks cancelled. Bus will operate from Sacramento and stop at Roseville, Rocklin, and Auburn. 

Westbound buses  

  • Connection from train 541 stops at Sparks, Truckee, and Colfax cancelled. Bus will operate to Auburn, Rocklin, and Roseville and continue to Sacramento.  
  • Connection to train 549 stops at Reno and Truckee cancelled. Bus will operate to Auburn, Rocklin, and Roseville and continue to Sacramento. 

Westbound buses connecting to trains 541 and 549 in Sacramento may experience delays along highway 80. As an unreserved service, should the train connection be missed, tickets can be used on later trains from Sacramento, such as train 543, 545, 547, and 551.  

Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe 

Bus connections from Train 524 and to Train 547 are cancelled.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 13, 2022

Each year from September 15 to October 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing and celebrating the cultures, contributions, and sacrifices of American citizens whose ancestors came from Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central, and South America. It was first established in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson and later expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to a 30-day national celebration. It is important to highlight and recognize the impact of the Hispanic culture in our history and economy.

Boxcar People: Backbone to the American Railroad

Many families from Mexico, Central, and South America immigrated to the US for a better life and opportunities. The railroads employed a large population of Hispanics after the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882. Most railroad workers relocated to the Midwest and Western parts of the country. Families lived only a few feet away from railroad tracks and settled in boxcars. It was the most convenient and affordable way to work along tracks as it expanded throughout the US. Boxcars became a permanent home to many workers and families but living and working conditions were described as “miserable.” To learn more, check out the Boxcar People Documentary, which highlights the personal stories and struggles of Mexican railroad workers and families.

Hispanic Heritage Month Activities

Friday, October 15, 2022: (Santa Cruz) Mi Gente and Motion Pacific Dance will offer a salsa and bachata lesson from 6-7PM as well as a social event from 7-10PM. RSVP HERE

Saturday, October 16, 2022: (Elk Grove) Dia de Los Miles is hosting a 5k (1 mile) for kids and families at the Elk Grove Regional Park. Register HERE

Sunday, October 17, 2022 (San Francisco): The Mexipino Food Fest will feature Mexican and Filipino food vendors, desserts, clothing brands, creatives, and DJs. Register HERE

New Schedule, Upcoming Events, Service News and More!

September 23, 2022

From a new schedule, iconic events like Sir Elton John, and California Clean Air Day, this issue of CC Rail Mail is packed full of information. We’ve put it all in one place for your to keep up to date with what’s to come with the Capitol Corridor.

Elton John Farewell Tour – October 8 & 9

Take one last trip down the Yellow Brick Road and catch the train to Elton John on his final tour on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 at Levi’s Stadium. On both days, train 743 will get you to the Santa Clara-Great America station at 5:38p with plenty of time to spare for the show which begins at 8:00p. For the return, there will be a courtesy delay for train 748, which will depart San Jose at 10:58p and Levi’s Stadium at 11:30p so you won’t want to miss this memorable event!

Service to San Francisco 49ers Home Games

Don’t miss a single home game for the San Francisco 49ers this season by taking the train to the game. We’ve got the full list of dates and trains that you’ll want to take to attend the games all in one place. View the details here.

New Capitol Corridor Schedule

New Schedule Effective October 3, 2022

A new train schedule goes into effect Monday, October 3, 2022, bringing a close to the temporary service reduction which began on August 15, 2022. Both the weekday and weekend trains will see an increase in service. View the full schedule details here.

 

Placer-Sacramento Action Plan (PSAP)

Three transportation improvement projects have been selected for the next implementation phase of the Placer-Sacramento Action Plan (PSAP). These projects will incorporate passenger rail corridor enhancements, and public transit investments to benefit the region.

  • Sacramento Valley Station Mobility Center Phase 3: Establishment of a 31-acre, world-class intermodal complex to serve Capitol Corridor passenger rail trains, commuter/local buses, and Sac RT light rail trains.
  • Sacramento to Roseville Third Track Project Phase 1: Addition of a third rail line between Sacramento and Roseville to increase transit ridership and freight capacity.
  • Elvas Bridge Replacement at SR-51 (Capital City Freeway): Construction of three new railroad bridges to enhance passenger and freight rail operations.

Related Santa Clara wants to Hear from you!

Related Santa Clara is excited to share its preliminary design for the East Neighborhood Park, a nearly 4.5-acre public park conveniently located near the transit center, which will serve the Santa Clara community. Related Santa Clara would appreciate you taking part in a brief survey. It will only take a few minutes and offers the opportunity to give input on which activities and features you would like the park to feature. Take the survey!

 

California Clean Air Day – October 5

Capitol Corridor is joining hundreds of organizations to celebrate California Clean Air Day leading up to and on Wednesday, October 5th. California Clean Air Day encourages individuals, businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to take action to improve air quality and protect public health by inviting people to pledge to make a different and uniting to take action.

We can all join the effort by taking the Clean Air Day Pledge and committing to clear the air by taking action. Clean Air Day organizers reported that last year 1.8 million people across California took approximately 3.4 million actions to help improve air quality.  Examples of activities for those who take the Pledge include plant a home garden or plant at a community garden, switch to using natural all-purpose cleaner, buy produce locally, or by taking other actions. You can take the pledge here:  Take the Clean Air Pledge – California Clean Air Day

BOGO Everyday

Travel is always better with a companion. With the BOGO Everyday offer, buy one full fare adult ticket and get the second one free. Tickets are available online and valid for travel now through January 31, 2023. Get Out There!

Seniors Ride Half-Off Midweek

One of our most popular senior deals is back in rotation. Riders that are 62 and over can ride half-off every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, now through January 2, 2023. This offer is available online only. Buy Tickets!


Traveling Safely

If it’s been a while since you’ve been on board the train due to health and safety concerns, remember that, while not required, masks are always welcome. Some trains are getting busier than others, so it might be helpful to keep one handy in your bag. Trains, stations, and buses are also keeping hand sanitizer readily available to help keep hands clean.