Top 5 “Take 5” Picks for Memorial Day Weekend

May 20, 2015

Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time for an outing on Capitol Corridor, especially with our Take 5 offer, good all three days of the long holiday weekend – Saturday, Sunday, and Memorial Day Monday! With the purchase of one full fare ticket, you can bring up to five other people for only $5 per person, each way.

Here are our top five suggestions for fun trips with Take 5. More Top 5 “Take 5” Picks for Memorial Day Weekend

2015 California Passenger Rail Summit Recap

May 7, 2015

On the eve of the 2015 California Passenger Rail Summit held in Sacramento on Wednesday, April 29, the 150-plus attendees had the opportunity to network with peers and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks at the California State Railroad Museum. The reception tied together the past, present, and future of train travel by showcasing Amtrak’s newest state-of-art locomotive coming online in the next few years alongside the museum’s impressive collection of restored rail cars and locomotives dating from the mid-1800s. Following is a selection of photos from the April 28 reception. Click here to access more information about the summit, including each of the presentations. More 2015 California Passenger Rail Summit Recap

RIDER TIPS: Taking Your Bike on the Train for the First Time

May 6, 2015

This post was updated in April 2018

Now that Bike Month is here, you might be considering taking your bicycle on the train. After all, bikes and trains are a match made in heaven, right? Ok, you’re probably thinking, “Whoever said that obviously takes their bike on the train all the time.” It’s true that bikes and trains are a great combo,  but when you’re trying it for the very first time (or even the first few times!), it can be a little intimidating – we get it. Take it from a non-bike riding Capitol Corridor employee who tried it for the first time just a few weeks ago. It was a great experience, but like anything new, it’s a little hard at first and takes some time getting used to. You can learn more on our website, and see our tips for newbies who want to experience the fun of taking their two-wheeler on the train:

More RIDER TIPS: Taking Your Bike on the Train for the First Time

June 2014 Service Performance Overview

August 26, 2014

For the fourth consecutive month, ridership increased on the Capitol Corridor over the corresponding month in 2013.  A total of 119,425 passengers rode Capitol Corridor trains in July 2014, representing a 2.8% increase compared to July 2013. Revenue for July 2014 was the highest in the history of the service for July and represented an increase of 1.3% compared to July 2013. The year to-date (YTD) Operating Ratio remained at 52%, slightly below the business plan standard of 53% due to revenues being 7.3% below budget projections. YTD On-time Performance (OTP) remains a superb 96%, maintaining Capitol Corridor’s distinction as the most reliable service in the Amtrak system. More June 2014 Service Performance Overview