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Juneteenth 2024

June 6, 2024

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19th each year in the United States. It commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and is a significant milestone in the country’s history. It symbolizes the end of chattel slavery in the United States, marking a turning point in the nation’s struggle for freedom and equality. It represents the recognition of the inherent rights and dignity of African Americans, who had endured centuries of bondage and oppression.

Additionally, Juneteenth serves as a reminder of the resilience, strength, and perseverance of African Americans throughout history. Despite the delayed news of their freedom, they embraced Juneteenth as a day of celebration and empowerment, using it as a platform to advocate for civil rights, equality, and social justice.

Take the Capitol Corridor to Juneteenth events near you:

Happy Pride Month

May 31, 2024

Happy Pride Month! Pride Month is an annual celebration where we come together to honor and uplift the LGBTQ+ community. It serves as a powerful reminder that every individual deserves to live authentically, without fear, or prejudice. By celebrating Pride Month, we affirm our commitment to creating a world where love, respect, and inclusivity triumph over discrimination and bigotry.

culture events weekend picks

Take Capitol Corridor to the largest Pride celebrations in Northern California! Sit back, relax, and head to the Café Car for yummy food and drinks! Go with a group and take advantage of our deals and promotions.

June

  • Sacramento Pride (Sacramento Station):
    Sacramento Pride will be celebrated on June 8 – 9, 2024, at Sacramento Capitol Mall. Take the train and get off at Sacramento Station, walking just a few blocks to the event’s location.
  • San Francisco (Emeryville/ Richmond Station):
    While the city will be celebrating all month long, the annual San Francisco Pride Celebration will be on Sunday, June 30, 2024, complete with a parade and celebration at San Francisco City Hall. Take the train to Richmond Station and transfer to the BART red line and get off at Embarcadero Station for the start of the parade. Consider staying overnight before or after the event to maximize on the fun!

August

  • Silicon Valley Pride Celebration (San Jose Station):
    This year’s Silicon Valley Pride Celebration returns August 24 – 25, 2024, at Plaza de César Chávez Park in Downtown San Jose. Take the train to San Jose Diridon Station and walk a few blocks toward the park!

September

  • Oakland Pride (Oakland Jack London Station):
    Check out the annual Oakland Pride on Sunday, September 8, 2024, in downtown Oakland. Take the train to Oakland Jack London Station and walk toward downtown or take a rideshare. Make it an overnight trip and book your stay!

Take Capitol Corridor to See Luke Combs and Rolling Stones at Levi’s® Stadium

May 24, 2024

It’s another year of amazing concerts at Levi’s® Stadium! Capitol Corridor, which directly serves Levi’s® Stadium at the Santa Clara-Great America Station (GAC), will offer an adjusted train schedule to better accommodate fans to watch Luke Combs perform on Friday, May 17, and Saturday May 18, and Rolling Stones on Wednesday, July 17, 2024.

Planning your first trip on Capitol Corridor? Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your trip.

What to expect after the concert: Ticketed passengers should give themselves at least 30 minutes to get to the station after the concert given the expected crowd. The train will NOT wait for late passengers, even if the show runs long. Please always stay behind the yellow line.

For the return trip, please make your way close to the exit doors prior to the arrival at the next station. Trains do not remain in the station for long, so you will need to be ready to offboard upon arrival at your destination.

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

Rolling Stones Special Train Service 7/17/24

Date Show Start Show End (estimated) Westbound Train # and Arrival (to Levi’s Stadium) Eastbound Train # and Departures (to Sacramento)
Wednesday, 7/17/24 7:30pm 11:00pm Train 543 arrives GAC at 5:05PM

Train 547 arrives GAC at 7:49PM

Train 550 departs GAC at 11:30PM

 

PAST CONCERT(S)

Luke Combs Special Train Service 5/17-18/2024

Date Show Start Show End (estimated) Westbound Train # and Arrival (to Levi’s Stadium) Eastbound Train # and Departures (to Sacramento)
Friday, 5/17/24 5:45pm 11:00pm Train 541 arrives GAC at 2:38PM

Train 543 arrives GAC at 5:05PM

Train 550 departs GAC at 11:30PM
Saturday, 5/18/24 5:45pm 11:00pm Train 741 arrives GAC at 3:37PM

Train 743 arrives GAC at 5:37PM

Train 750 departs GAC at 11:52PM

Fare and Discounts
Capitol Corridor has several discounts available to passengers, including BOGO, Family & Friends, Student Discounts and more! Visit the Deals & Promotions page for booking details.

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

Sacramento Station Parking:
Please note the Sacramento Station Parking Lot/Old Sacramento Garage has limited space and requires a short walk (at least 15 minutes) between the parking lot and platform. Follow the signs and walk to the train platform to board.  Please proceed from the Sacramento Station building to the boarding platform and be ready to board 10 minutes prior to train departure. More information here

Service Alerts:
Sign up for Capitol Corridor service alerts! Subscribers can sign up individually for Weekday Service Alerts and Weekend Service Alerts through Email/ SMS here

Amenities
– Café Car: We offer food, snacks, and alcoholic/ non-alcoholic drinks onboard
– Comfortable Seats and Outlets: Plenty of leg room and outlets on every row. Please store your belongings in the overhead compartment or at your feet and keep the seat next to you clear for others.
– Restrooms: Clean restrooms on both upper and lower level
– Free Wi-Fi: Connect to “YourTrainWiFi” on your device for free Wi-Fi

See all amenities here

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2024

May 8, 2024

Asian American and Pacific Islander 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.

 

The Unforgotten Heroes of the Transcontinental Railroad

The Gold Rush attracted many settlers to the US, but also persuaded Chinese workers to come for a better life and opportunity. From 1863 and 1869, roughly 15,000 Chinese workers helped build the Transcontinental Railroad, which connected the East Coast and West Coast of the United States, facilitating economic expansion. Chinese workers made up most of the workforce, working on roughly 700 miles of train tracks between Sacramento, California, and Promontory, Utah. By the 19th century, more than 2.5 million Chinese citizens had left their country and were hired in 1864 after a labor shortage threatened the railroad’s completion.

Even though many Chinese workers were offered a new opportunity, they worked under excruciating conditions. Chinese workers received 30-50 percent lower wages than whites for the same job, earning only $26 a month. They also had the most difficult and dangerous work, including tunneling and the use of explosives. This resulted in an eight-day strike in June 1867. The strike ended without pay parity after Central Pacific (employer) cut off food, transportation and supplies to the Chinese living in camps, but working conditions improved following the strike.

It is important to recognize the sacrifices and establishments of Chinese workers during this time. The Transcontinental Railroad would not have possible without them. They also established a strong Asian community in California, especially San Francisco. Chinese immigrants fought against discrimination for decades and created a better society for all Asian communities in the US.

Read about a story of how a Stanford student discovered his ancestor, Lim Lip Hong, helped build the Central Pacific Railroad, the westernmost portion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

 

To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, take the Capitol Corridor to the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento! It is a short and easy walk from our Sacramento Station and features the Chinese Railroad Workers’ Experience. This permanent exhibit provides a glimpse of the Chinese workers who built the western portion of the nation’s first Transcontinental Railroad.

Visit Chinese Railroad Workers’ Experience web page 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/