At the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), we know that a majority of you travel many hours a week on our trains, and to some of you, the train may even feel like a community. In that spirit of community, we want to make sure everyone feels welcome on board the train. To that end, we need your help in making sure seats are available for all Capitol Corridor riders. Some of you have probably noticed that trains are getting more crowded, and there are new faces on board. Ridership on the Capitol Corridor trains has, in fact, increased systemwide by 10% over the last three years, with some peak period trains experiencing much higher rates of growth. Despite higher ridership, we know from booking data that our trains have enough seats to accommodate all passengers. As such, we are asking everyone to make sure the seats next to you are clear of personal belongings and available for other passengers. More Capitol Corridor’s “One Ticket, One Seat” Policy
As some of you may recall, the Capitol Corridor Train 527 was involved in an incident on December 7, 2016. Passengers who were on board experienced jolting along the route between Sacramento and Davis. Some passengers reported being shaken by the experience and one claimed minor injury. More Message to Riders – From the Managing Director
The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) has always prided itself on its commitment to ensuring the Capitol Corridor trains provide a safe, reliable and convenient mobility option to the congested highways in Northern California. For the past seven years, the Capitol Corridor has achieved stellar on time performance (OTP) results, continuing to be ranked as #1 for OTP in the Amtrak system.
“It was a beautiful day. The train was a small train – a locomotive I think, with no more than three or four cars, single level.” explained Hubert Hanrahan, Capitol Corridor’s retired Chief Transportation Officer who, in December 1991, was a conductor on board the Capitol Corridor’s very first run. “The rest is history,” he went on to reflect. “It’s been very successful.”