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CC Rail Mail: Special Train to Luke Combs, Bike Month, AAPI Month, and MORE!

May 13, 2024

Luke Combs
Special Train Service to Luke Combs Concert 5/17-18

Saddle up Bootleggers! Take Capitol Corridor to see Luke Combs perform at Levi’s Stadium on May 17 and 18! Skip the traffic and ride off into the sunset by enjoying a beer with friends in the Café Car!

See schedule, plan your trip, and book your tickets here


Bike Month

May is Bike Month!

Pedal into the adventure of a lifetime this bike month! From Sacramento to the Bay Area, explore and enjoy breathtaking bike paths along the Capitol Corridor route. Let the tracks lead the way as you combine the thrill of two wheels with the adventure of the rails!

First time riding Capitol Corridor with a bike? Here are some helpful tips and a list of bike routes that are easily accessible from our stations


BTWD 2024
Pledge to Ride on Bike to Wherever Day 5/16

Bike to Wherever Day is back this May! Pledge to Ride on May 16 to receive your digital goody bag and map of 80+ Energizer Stations. Visit any one of these community hubs on the big day to pick up your limited-edition Bike to Wherever Day 2024 bag and take part in the fun. Get all the details at BikeEastBay.org/BTWD


AAPI Month
Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

AAPI Month is a time to celebrate and recognize the diverse cultures, histories, and contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the US. The AAPI community has played a big role in improving public transportation and equity in today’s society.

Take the Capitol Corridor to the California State Railroad Museum and learn more about the Chinese Railroad Workers’ Experience Exhibit. Learn more here


tuk tuk
We’ve Partnered with Capital Tuk-Tuk!

We have fun news! As you know, we love sustainable travel! That’s why we’re excited to announce our partnership with Capital Tuk-Tuk, Sacramento’s premier tuk-tuk service!

Now through December 2024, enjoy a 25% discount on Capital Tuk-Tuk’s Sacramento City Tour when booking a Capitol Corridor train ticket.


rewards
Get On Board and Get Rewards!

It’s not too late to join! Now through June 16th, participate in our pilot program and earn rewards by riding Capitol Corridor. Download Pave Commute app, ride the train, and earn coins for each trip you record on Capitol Corridor.

Learn more here

CC Rail Mail: Earth Day, Track Your Train in Real Time, Corridor Conversations Webinar, Cappy Hour, and MORE!

April 15, 2024

Earth Month
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 during Earth Month, and every day, consider riding Capitol Corridor to work or exploring a new area of Northern California.

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% of travelers 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 promotes increased environmental longevity.


GTFS
Track Your Train in Real Time!

Recently, Capitol Corridor took a big leap forward in helping riders get the train status information they need, right where they are. By making real-time train status available on third-party travel planning mobile apps that show live train location on a map as well as ETAs for upcoming train stations, riders get the information they need right at their fingertips. Apps that now show Capitol Corridor live status include: Transit App, Moovit, and Google Maps.

Read more here


Corridor Convo 7
Corridor Conversations 4/24, 12pm-1pm

On Wednesday, April 24 at 12pm, join us for our quarterly Corridor Conversations webinar! At this free online event, members of the Capitol Corridor team, including Managing Director, Rob Padgette, will discuss Capitol Corridor service, review topics discussed at the January Public Workshops, and be available to hear your feedback.

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

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Where: Virtually, through Zoom
Who: Open to the public

View the webinar replay here

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


Cappy Hour
Spring Bike Month Cappy Hour, 5/8

Spring is in the air and  May is Bike Month! To celebrate warmer spring days, sustainable travel, and of course, bicycle transportation, join us for Cappy Hour on all trains from 3pm-7pm on Wednesday, May 8. See you on board!


Cafe Car Discount
50% off Food and Beverages on Train 536 & 540

From April 15 through May 31, riders on Capitol Corridor trains 536 and 540 will enjoy a special 50% discount on Café Car food and beverages (excluding alcohol). Consider taking these trains over Train 538 to enjoy this promotion!


Baseball
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. Sit back, relax, and let us be your designated driver!

Enjoy games with a friends/family and take advantage of our BOGO deal. Visit the Deals & Promotions page for booking details. Book travel to Oracle Park or Oakland Coliseum at capitolcorridor.org.


Picnic Day
UC Davis Picnic Day 4/20

Take Capitol Corridor to UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 20! Enjoy live entertainment, local food/drinks, a fun parade, and more! Take advantage of our BOGO deal and bring a friend along for FREE! Book your train tickets now at capitolcorridor.org

 


rewards
Get On Board and Get Rewards!

Now through June 16th, participate in our pilot program and earn rewards by riding Capitol Corridor. Download Pave Commute app, ride the train, and earn coins for each trip you record on Capitol Corridor.

Learn more here: https://www.capitolcorridor.org/riderewards/

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 Café 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