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CC Rail Mail: More Information on Bus Connection Adjustments, Upcoming Annual Business Plan Public Workshops, Winter Travel Tips, and MORE

January 8, 2024

More Information on Bus Connection Adjustments, Upcoming Annual Business Plan Public Workshops, Winter Travel Tips, and Café Car Updates.

 

Bus Service Advisory

Bus Connection Adjustments

New adjustments are now in effect for the following Capitol Corridor’s bus connections:

  • San Francisco bus stop relocation to 401 Mission Street
  • Added Stop and Time Adjustment between San Jose and Santa Barbara
  • Reservations required between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe
  • Reservations required between Martinez and Vallejo/Napa/Santa Rosa/Eureka/Humboldt

Read more here

 

Annual Business Plan Public Workshops Coming Soon!

Between January 23-26, 2024, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority will hold three (3) onboard public workshops and two (2) virtually via Zoom to present its Draft FY 2024-25 – FY 2025-26 Annual Business Plan. The Annual Business Plan presents an overview of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority’s strategic plan and funding request for the next two fiscal years.

Stay tuned for more information!

 

Winter Weather Travel Tips

Winter Weather is here in the Bay Area and Northern California. Whether you are taking the train or bus, passengers are advised to check road closures and weather conditions before traveling. Service delays and cancellations may occur due to heavy rain and snowstorms.

Here are some helpful resources and tips when traveling to/from Reno-Lake Tahoe.

 

Café Car Updates

You may have noticed a few new items on the menu in recent weeks – we now have a Chicken Caesar Salad, an Italian Club sandwich, and a Cheese Pretzel!

Please note that effective January 8th, 2024, you’ll see modest price increases for select items. We have not increased menu prices in the past few years, despite rising costs for food and beverage items. In the coming months, you can expect that we will make adjustments to prices as we add new items. We are open to hearing your feedback on what you’d like to see on board.

 

“One Ticket One Seat” Policy

As our ridership grows again post-pandemic, some of our popular trains have become busier. We’d like to remind our riders of our “One Ticket, One Seat” policy. This means that your ticket entitles you to use only one seat; personal belongings may be stored in the overhead bins or in front of you at your feet. By adhering to this policy, you are helping to ensure that everyone has a comfortable and safe ride on Capitol Corridor.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation!

CC Rail Mail: Info on All Things Holidays, 49ers Game, Fare Update and MORE

December 7, 2023

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Service Schedule

If you’re traveling with us over the next few weeks, please plan and book your trip in advance. As a reminder, we now allow pets onboard Capitol Corridor trains! Take your furry friend with you on your next holiday destination.

Please note, we will operate according to the Weekend/Holiday Schedule on the following days:

  • 🎄 Sunday, December 24, Christmas Eve Day
  • ❄️ Monday, December 25, Christmas Day
  • 🎉 Sunday, December 31, New Year’s Eve Day
  • 🍾 Monday, January 1, New Year’s Day

We wish you all a joyous holiday and Happy New Year!


RumChata Holiday Drink Special

Onboard Drink Special

This holiday season, get in the spirit with a RumChata Peppermint Bark! Starting December through January 2024, enjoy this cozy drink for $5 from the CafĂ© Car. 🍬 🥃

This special is while supplies last. Please drink responsibly.


Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Thinking of those perfect gifts for your loved ones this season? Whether it’s for the rail enthusiast, museumgoer, or anyone else in your life, we’ve curated a fun list of gift ideas and local shops you can find along our corridor.

Check out our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide here.


EMY-SFC Fare Increase

Emeryville – San Francisco Fare Increase

Effective January 1, 2024, there will be a fare increase for Capitol Corridor’s Emeryville (EMY) – San Francisco (SFC) connecting bus service for multi-ride tickets which include 10-ride tickets and monthly ride tickets. Single tickets (one-way and roundtrip) will not be affected.

Multiple factors informed the decision to implement this fare increase, including the rise of labor and fuel costs.

We strive to keep our bus connection fares competitive with other services that cross the bay, such as BART and AC Transit. We are also actively seeking ways to improve the SF connecting bus service.

We appreciate your understanding.


12/10 49er Game

Take the Train to the Game!

Take the train to the San Francisco 49ers game this Sunday, December 10.  Avoid the traffic and parking hassles and enjoy a snack on the onboard Café Car.

You can find more info here: 49ers Service – Capitol Corridor.


One Ticket One Seat

“One Ticket One Seat” Policy

As our ridership grows again post-pandemic, some of our popular trains have become more crowded. We’d like to reminder our riders of our “One Ticket, One Seat” policy. This means that the ticket you purchase entitles you to use only one seat; you may not use additional seats to store your personal belongings or as added leg room. By adhering to this policy, you are helping to ensure that everyone has a comfortable and safe ride on Capitol Corridor.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation!

CC Rail Mail: More Information on Special Schedule for 49er Game, Ed Sheeran, Transit Month, Rail Safety Month, and MORE

September 13, 2023

Special Train Schedule for NY Giants vs. 49ers Game on 9/21

The Capitol Corridor is offering an adjusted train schedule for the upcoming New York Giants vs San Francisco 49ers game at Levi’s Stadium (GAC) on 9/21!

  • Train 541 will arrive GAC at 2:38pm and Train 543 will arrive GAC at 5:05pm
  • Train 550 will depart GAC at 9:52pm

*Adjusted service schedule for upcoming home games coming soon!

Take advantage of our Friends and Family Half-Fare promotion, buy one adult full-fare ticket and save 50% on up to five companion fares.

Book here

49er drink
NEW 49ers Drink Onboard!

There is no better way to pregame than to enjoy a refreshing drink on the train! Head to our Café Car for Cutwater’s Watermelon Ranch Water for $6 on home game days (9/21, 10/1, 10/8, 10/29, 11/19, 12/10, 12/25) and $7 all other days.


Ed Sheeran
Special Train Schedule to Ed Sheeran Concert 9/16

Hey Sheerios, take the train to see Ed Sheeran at Levi’s® Stadium on September 16, 2023! The Capitol Corridor is offering an adjusted train schedule to better accommodate passengers to watch Ed Sheeran perform! Skip the traffic/ parking hassles and relaxed (or pre-game) onboard. Our trains offer FREE Wi-Fi, restrooms, comfortable seats, and Café Car onboard.

See schedule and book here


Transit Month
Transit Month and All Aboard with Transit CEOs Ride-a-Long on 9/29

September is Transit Month! To celebrate, we came up with 30 reasons why you should ride Capitol Corridor! Whether you’re traveling for work or planning that next weekend trip, taking the train is seamless, sustainable, and fun. Read more

Our friends at San Francisco Transit Riders are hosting multiple events throughout September, featuring different transit agencies in the Bay Area. Learn more about each agency by participating in events like scavenger hunts, tours, and giveaways! Events here

In addition, join us on a Ride-along/Happy Hour with Transit CEOs on 9/29, including our Managing Director, Rob Padgette! The public will have an opportunity to mingle and ask any questions/comments about Capitol Corridor service, upcoming plans, or provide feedback. We can’t wait to see you onboard!

Find out more about this and the other GM Ride-Along here


Rail Safety Month
Rail Safety Month

Did you know? California has the highest number of rail related fatalities and ranks #1 for trespasser casualties in the United States. Safety is Capitol Corridor’s top priority and we’re committed to sharing safety tips with our riders to avoid dangerous situations around rail tracks.

Here are some helpful tips and facts you should know.

 


New Movies 2023
New Movies Onboard!

We are excited to announce that we’ve added NEW 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 your favorites!

Movies Include:

  • Amsterdam, Avatar: The Way of Water
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • The Bob’s Burgers Movie
  • The French Dispatch
  • The King’s Man
  • The Other Woman
  • The Post
  • See How They Run
  • Underwater

CC Rail Mail: More information on Special Service to Beyoncé Concert, Outside Lands 2023, Special Drinks, and MORE!

August 4, 2023

Beyonce 2023
Special Schedule to Beyoncé Concert at Levi’s Stadium 8/30/23

Take the train to see Beyoncé at Levi’s® Stadium on August 30, 2023! The Capitol Corridor is offering an adjusted train schedule to better accommodate passengers to watch Beyoncé perform! Skip the traffic/ parking hassles and relaxed (or pre-game) onboard. Our trains offer FREE Wi-Fi, restrooms, comfortable seats, and Café Car onboard.

See schedule and book here


Outside Lands 2023
Outside Lands Music Festival 2023

Take the Capitol Corridor to Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park on August 11-13, 2023! Skip the traffic/parking hassles and enjoy the relaxing car-free commute to one of the largest music festivals in the US! Headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, and Odesza.

3 ways to get from Sacramento to San Francisco 


August 2023 Drinks
Special Drinks of the Month

We are offering not one, but TWO tropical drinks onboard for the rest of the summer! Head to the Café Car for NUTRL Pineapple Vodka Soda or a Cutwater Mango Margarita.


Service alert
BART Richmond Station Parking Payment Update

As of July 2023, new users MUST use the BART Official App to purchase parking fees at the BART Richmond Station Parking Lot. The parking validation machine (Clipper Card Reader) is only good for daily fee parking (1 day, no consecutive overnight parking) and ONLY to existing EZ Rider users.

Parking at Richmond Station includes:

  • Daily fee ($3 per day)
  • Carpool to BART options ($3 per day)
  • Single/Multi Day Reserved ($6 per day)
  • Monthly Reserved ($105)

Purchase through the BART Official app or see the parking section for additional options and program rules.

Fremont Station Construction is Complete

The Fremont Station construction is now complete, and passengers can now access all platforms. Thank you for your patience!

 


Special Train Schedule for 49ers Games Coming Soon!

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 BikeEastBay.org/BTWD.

 

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!

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

REGISTER HERE

*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: https://www.capitolcorridor.org/tap2ride

 

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.