Rail service swaps old locomotives for two, more environmentally friendly engines
Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, which manages Northern California’s Capitol Corridor intercity passenger rail service, is retiring two older F-59 locomotives and swapping them for new, EPA-certified Tier 4 Charger locomotives—just in time for Earth Day. More Capitol Corridor Expands its Cleaner Fleet in Time for Earth Day
Escape to the great outdoors on the Capitol Corridor train! In celebration of Earth Day, we’re highlighting some of the urban trails along our route. Here are our top picks for destination trails that can be accessed from Capitol Corridor stations.
More Trails to Explore for Earth Day Along the Capitol Corridor
Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day. Of course, this year, the day that marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement looks a little different, as many events have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. That, however, is not going to stop us from celebrating! This year, we have put together a list of virtual Earth Day activities so you can still get your fix of nature, learn something new, and play your part in protecting the Earth while protecting each other.
More Virtual Earth Day Activities Along the Capitol Corridor
No car? No kayak or paddleboard? No problem! You can easily rent gear and get out on the water at several locations along our route, listed here from south to north. In addition to the areas walkable from our train stations, you can also take advantage of our dedicated bus connections (or use other convenient transit options) to reach Northern California’s top aquatic destinations.
More Five Places to Get Out on the Water Along the Capitol Corridor Route
There are many sustainable and enjoyable alternatives to driving; the Capitol Corridor is one, and biking is another— together, they’re a match made in heaven! We have long offered bike-friendly accommodations on board our trains, and more recently expanded convenient bike storage at our stations as well. One in ten Capitol Corridor riders also rides a bike as part of their travel, and that number is growing! In May, we demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the Northern Californian biking community at Bike to Work Day events on board our trains and along the route.
More Gear Up for Bike Month 2019!