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CC Rail Mail: AAPI Month, Bike Month/ Bike to Wherever Day, Register for Corridor Conversations Webinar, Memorial Day Schedule, and MORE!

May 10, 2023


Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, which recognizes the contributions and impacts by members from the community. Transportation plays a huge role in revitalizing, reshaping, and defining communities – especially when it comes to public transportation. Transportation is all about improving mobility, connecting people and places to each other, and making communities accessible.  The AAPI community has played a big role in improving public transportation and equity in today’s society.

Read more about the Transcontinental Railroad and AAPI events near you here


May is Bike Month and May 18 is Bike to Wherever Day

Bike Month is here! We are less than two weeks away from Bike to Wherever Day on May 18, and it’s time to find your Energizer Station. Bike to Wherever Day is a day for everyone, whether you’re bicycling to work, school, or even around your neighborhood. Stop by one of the East Bay’s 80+ Energizer Stations to get your free limited-edition canvas tote bag. You can find the full map and plan your route at


Register for the Corridor Conversations Webinar!

On Thursday, May 18 at 12PM, join us for the Corridor Conversations webinar! At this free online event, members of the Capitol Corridor team, including Managing Director, Rob Padgette, will discuss Capitol Corridor service, upcoming plans, and be available to hear your feedback and comments.

Everyone is invited to participate – come prepared with your own questions, or simply listen and learn!

When: Thursday, May 18, 2023 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Where: Virtually, through Zoom
Who: Open to the public


*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Tap2Ride Pilot Program 

You’re invited to experience the Capitol Corridor’s Tap2Ride Pilot Program, our new contactless payment system!

We are selecting approximately 200 frequent riders to be part of the pilot program and provide feedback. Participants will receive exclusive discounts, like $1 off one-way 10-ride pass pricing and FREE rides after completing 6 one-way trips.

Check out our step-by-step guide on how to sign up, register your card, and use our new contactless payment pilot system. Watch here!

Sign up to participate and register your card here:


Service News

Memorial Day Schedule

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, our trains and buses will operate according to the Weekend/Holiday schedule. Please plan ahead and see schedule here


May Special Drink: Margarita

Take advantage of the warmer weather and take the train to explore Northern California. Head to the Café Car and enjoy a refreshing margarita for only $5 this month!

Must present valid gov’t issued ID and be 21+ to purchase. Please drink responsibly.

CalSTA awarded $42 Million to CCJPA and Its Partners, Sign Up for Tap2Ride, Renewable Diesels, Earth Month, Placerville Service Advisory and MORE!

April 28, 2023


Capitol Corridor Awarded $42 Million From California State Transportation Agency

We are thrilled to announce the California State Transportation Agency awarded $42 million dollars to Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) and its partners to help enhance access and connections in Northern California! Special thanks to California Transportation Secretary Toks Omishakin for his support and advocacy.

Read more here


Tap2Ride Pilot Program 

You’re invited to experience the Capitol Corridor’s Tap2Ride Pilot Program, our new contactless payment system!

We are selecting approximately 200 frequent riders to be part of the pilot program and provide feedback. Participants will receive exclusive discounts, like $1 off one-way 10-ride pass pricing and FREE rides after completing 6 one-way trips.

Check out our step-by-step guide on how to sign up, register your card, and use our new contactless payment pilot system. Watch here!

Sign up to participate and register your card here:




Capitol Corridor Scores Big Win in the Race to Combat Climate Change

A more sustainable fuel made from renewable raw materials will soon run rail fleets in California! Capitol Corridor and San Joaquin’s intercity passenger rail services will achieve their goal to run their entire fleets on renewable diesel by end of May 2023. The transition will begin on May 8, at the Oakland Maintenance Facility when the renewable diesel tank is slated for delivery.

Read more here



Every Day is Earth Day 

This Earth Day, it’s important for everyone to appreciate this beautiful world. Our daily choices can have a huge impact on the health and well-being of both ourselves, and our planet. So on Earth Month, and every day, consider riding Capitol Corridor to work or exploring a new area of Northern California.

Why Public Transportation is Important

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is one of the seven greenhouse gases the Air Resources Board (ARB) is responsible to monitor and regulate in order to reduce emissions. Transportation is the single largest source of CO2 in California, which is primarily comprised of on-road travel. Only 2% commute by transit in California and 12% commute by transit in the Bay Area. By taking the train, your travel is 31% more efficient than a passenger car. These small actions can inspire others to do the same, which in turn can promoted the longevity of our environment.

Check out our latest blog for Earth Day events near you!


Take 5 for $5 this Spring!

Take advantage of this beautiful weather and take the train to explore Northern California! Buy one full-fare ticket, take up to five more riders for only $5 each-way. Head to Old Town Sacramento or San Francisco to catch a baseball game!

Please book one day in advance to redeem promotion and only valid Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Book here


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Placerville Station II Park-and-Ride Construction Effective on April 17, 2023

Starting Monday, April 17, 2023, construction will take place at the Placerville Station II Park-and-Ride bus stop and is expected to be completed by July 2023.

For the first phase of the project, the El Dorado Trail will be closed due to construction along Mosquito Road from the trail side. Pedestrians will be detoured through the existing bus station. Buses will continue to enter from Clay Street to pick up passengers and will be detoured through the gravel lot and exit on Locust Ave. Traffic control setup will be used for at least the first 2 weeks of construction.

We do not expect this construction project to impact bus schedules; however, we will temporarily relocate the bus stop at some point during construction. We will provide updates and signals to assist riders in the future.

Read more here

New Schedule Effective 4/3/2023, Sign Up for the Tap2Ride Pilot Program, and MORE!

March 29, 2023


Schedule Adjustments Effective Monday, April 3, 2023

New Schedule: Effective Monday, April 3rd, the Capitol Corridor will implement a schedule adjustment as follows:

  • Train 522 will now depart 30 minutes earlier (5:42am from Oakland Jack London)
  • Frequency adjustments for bus connections between Emeryville and San Francisco
  • Departure time adjustments for bus connections between San Jose and Santa Cruz

For passengers who are affected by the San Francisco bus schedule changes, we recommend connecting to Capitol Corridor via BART at the Richmond Station.


Become a Tapper.
You’re invited to experience Capitol Corridor’s Tap2Ride program, our new contactless payment system.

Tap2Ride lets you conveniently tap your contactless credit card or debit card onboard your train to pay as you go.

We will be selecting approximately 200 frequent riders from those registering on our website to be part of our pilot program to try out Tap2Ride and to give us their feedback.

For participating in the pilot, you will receive exclusive discounts:

  • $1 off the one-way 10-ride pass pricing between the same origin and destination stations
  • Free rides after completing 6 one-way trips between the same origin and destination stations within any given week (Monday to Sunday)

    If you’d like to join the pilot, please visit our website to:

  • Learn more about the contactless payment program and pilot
  • Review your eligibility for the pilot
  • Register to participate
  • Read Our FAQs



Spring Break: Student Discounts and Car-Free Destinations

CALLING ALL STUDENTS! Let us take care of your travels this Spring Break! Enjoy a car-free trip by taking the Capitol Corridor to your mini getaway or home. We offer FREE Wi-Fi, outlets, drinks and snacks from the Café Car, clean restrooms, and plenty of leg room onboard!

Be sure to take advantage of our Stride on Board student and current promotions:

  • 25% with 6-ride ticket good for one year
  • 15% off any trip any time with California Everyday Discounts (Use Promo Code V353)
  • Take 5 for $5! Buy 1 full-fare ticket, take up to 5 more friends for only $5 per person, each way! (Friday- Monday, one day advance purchase)

Looking for car-free destinations in Northern California and the Bay Area? Take the Capitol Corridor to San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe, or Sacramento this Spring Break. Read more here!


Let Us Take You Out to The Ballgame!

Batter up! We are thrilled to offer fans an easy way to get to and from the action at San Francisco’s Oracle Park and Oakland Coliseum 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 by enjoying drinks and snacks available in our Café Car. We also offer FREE Wi-Fi and 10 movies you can stream right from your phone. Sit back, relax, and let us be your designated driver!

Enjoy games with your friends and family and take advantage of our Take 5 for $5 deal. Visit the Deals & Promotions page for booking details. Book travel to Oracle Park or Oakland Coliseum at

View game schedule and read more here!



Annual Business Plan Workshops 2023

January 13, 2023

Between January 17 and 19, 2023, the Capitol Corridor will hold public workshops virtually via Zoom to present its Draft FY 2023-24 – FY 2024-25 Annual Business Plan.  The Annual Business Plan (ABP) presents an overview of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority’s (CCJPA’s) strategic plan and funding request for the next two fiscal years.

This is an excellent opportunity for current riders or anyone interested in the Capitol Corridor service to learn more about and have a say in our future. While we will miss hosting these events on board the train and seeing you face-to-face, as we have in the past, we are excited about this format as it allows more of you to participate. We will be hosting three online workshops, each of which requires registration: (All times are PST)

  1. Tuesday, January 17, 5-6 PM
    Register for Workshop #1
  2. Wednesday, January 18, Noon-1 PM
    Register for Workshop #2
  3. Thursday, January 19, 5-6 PM
    Register for Workshop #3

Public Comment Period Open Through Monday, January 23, 2023

There are several ways to comment on the draft Annual Business Plan:

  • Online: Submit Comment
  • By phone: Call 1-877-974-332 and follow the phone prompt to leave a Business Plan comment by voicemail.
  • By mail: Send to the following address:
    CCJPA  Annual Business Plan
    2150 Webster St., 3rd Floor
    Oakland, CA 94612

We hope you’ll take the opportunity to join us with your comments and questions, all of which will be incorporated into our final Business Plan document for approval by the CCJPA Board of Directors.


Upcoming 49ers game service, Movies Onboard, Service Updates and More!

December 2, 2022

More information on 49ers game service, FREE movies on Capitol Corridor, Congress votes to avert railroad strike, and winter weather service updates.


Service to Miami Dolphins vs San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium

Please note tickets for the game (and rest of the season) will be CAPPED to limited sales, so please book early. We also adjusted service to better accommodate fans–Train 727 will depart Sacramento at 8:05am and arrive at Santa Clara-Great America at 10:47am. Please visit our website for more information and adjusted service.


Make the Most of Your Trip with Movies Onboard 

We are excited to announce that we’ve added 10 movies you can stream for FREE while riding the Capitol Corridor! Whether you’re taking a short or long trip, we offer a variety of movies you can enjoy onboard. To stream, please connect to our free onboard Wi-Fi and select “YourTrainWiFi” to access the Internet. Let us know which ones are your faves!

1. The Maze Runner
2. Ford Vs Ferrari
3. The Greatest Showman
4. Cheaper By the Dozen
5. The Fault in Our Stars
6. Free Guy
7. Independence Day: Resurgence
8. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
9. Spies in Disguise
10. X-Men Dark Phoenix

Railroad Labor Strike Averted

We are grateful that Congress has passed legislation to avert what would have been a nationwide railroad strike, which would have halted our service and many others. President Biden is expected to sign the legislation in the coming days. We will continue to run regularly scheduled train service.


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Winter Weather Service Adjustments 

  • Bus connections serving South Lake Tahoe are cancelled for Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3
  • Bus connections between Auburn and Reno/Sparks will run as scheduled for Friday December 2.
  • For Saturday, December 3, bus connections will operate between Auburn and Sacramento, but service to Reno/Sparks is cancelled.

Visit our website for more information.