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Capitol Corridor Offers Special Service to Levi’s® Stadium for Football Fans

November 21, 2022

 

TAKE THE TRAIN TO GAMES DURING THE 2022-23 SEASON

We are thrilled to offer fans an easy way to get to and from the action at Levi’s® Stadium 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 on tailgating by enjoying drinks and snacks available in the train’s Café Car.

San Francisco 49ers Home Games

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

UPDATED SERVICE: Please note, we have adjusted our game day service to better serve our riders. Ticket sales for game day trains will now be capped to limit sales. We have also adjusted the departure times for Trains 727 and 744 on game days to better accommodate fans. For Thanksgiving Weekend, on Sunday 11/27/22, trains serving the game will be RESERVED, so please book early.

If you must make changes or cancellations for a RESERVED ticket, you must do so according to Amtrak policy–visit Amtrak.com for information.

Date Opponent Game Start Game End (estimated) Westbound Train Arrivals Eastbound Train Departures
9/18/22 Vs. Seahawks 1:05pm 4:30pm Train 729 arrives GAC at 11:39am Train 742 departs GAC at 5:18pm
10/3/22 Vs. Rams 5:15pm 8:40pm Train 541 arrives GAC at 2:38pm Train 546 departs GAC at 9:05pm
10/23/22 Vs. Chiefs 1:25pm 4:50pm Train 729 arrives GAC at 11:39am Train 742 departs GAC at 5:18pm
11/13/22

 

Vs. Chargers 5:20pm 8:45pm Train 741 arrives GAC at 3:37pm

 

Train 748 departs GAC at 9:05pm
11/27/22

*RESERVED SERVICE- Book Early

Vs. Saints 1:25pm 4:50pm Train 727 arrives GAC at 10:47am

Train 729 arrives GAC at 11:39am

Train 742 departs GAC at 5:18pm

Train 744 departs GAC at 6:18pm

12/4/22

 

Vs. Dolphins 1:05pm 4:30pm Train 727 arrives GAC at 10:47am

Train 729 arrives GAC at 11:39am

Train 742 departs GAC at 5:18pm

Train 744 departs GAC at 6:18pm

12/11/22

 

Vs. Buccaneers 1:25pm 4:50pm Train 727 arrives GAC at 10:47am

Train 729 arrives GAC at 11:39am

Train 742 departs GAC at 5:18pm

Train 744 departs GAC at 6:18pm

12/24/22

 

 

Vs. Commanders 1:05pm 4:30pm Train 727 arrives GAC at 10:47am

Train 729 arrives GAC at 11:39am

Train 742 departs GAC at 5:18pm

Train 744 departs GAC at 6:18pm

1/8/23 Vs. Cardinals TBD TBD

FARES AND DISCOUNTS

The Capitol Corridor has several discounts available to passengers. Visit the Deals & Promotions page for booking details.

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

ABOUT THE CAPITOL CORRIDOR®

The Capitol Corridor is an intercity rail service connecting the most economically vibrant urban centers in the Northern California megaregion – from Sacramento to Silicon Valley, and including San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. With a Café Car and free wi-fi on board, Capitol Corridor trains provide a convenient, reliable, and comfortable alternative to the congested I-80, I-680, and I-880 freeways for over 1.7 million work and leisure travelers every year (pre-COVID).

 

Contact: Priscilla Kalugdan
(510) 464-6992,  priscillak@capitolcorridor.org

 

 

National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 13, 2022

Each year from September 15 to October 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing and celebrating the cultures, contributions, and sacrifices of American citizens whose ancestors came from Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central, and South America. It was first established in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson and later expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to a 30-day national celebration. It is important to highlight and recognize the impact of the Hispanic culture in our history and economy.

Boxcar People: Backbone to the American Railroad

Many families from Mexico, Central, and South America immigrated to the US for a better life and opportunities. The railroads employed a large population of Hispanics after the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882. Most railroad workers relocated to the Midwest and Western parts of the country. Families lived only a few feet away from railroad tracks and settled in boxcars. It was the most convenient and affordable way to work along tracks as it expanded throughout the US. Boxcars became a permanent home to many workers and families but living and working conditions were described as “miserable.” To learn more, check out the Boxcar People Documentary, which highlights the personal stories and struggles of Mexican railroad workers and families.

Hispanic Heritage Month Activities

Friday, October 15, 2022: (Santa Cruz) Mi Gente and Motion Pacific Dance will offer a salsa and bachata lesson from 6-7PM as well as a social event from 7-10PM. RSVP HERE

Saturday, October 16, 2022: (Elk Grove) Dia de Los Miles is hosting a 5k (1 mile) for kids and families at the Elk Grove Regional Park. Register HERE

Sunday, October 17, 2022 (San Francisco): The Mexipino Food Fest will feature Mexican and Filipino food vendors, desserts, clothing brands, creatives, and DJs. Register HERE

New Schedule, Upcoming Events, Service News and More!

September 23, 2022

From a new schedule, iconic events like Sir Elton John, and California Clean Air Day, this issue of CC Rail Mail is packed full of information. We’ve put it all in one place for your to keep up to date with what’s to come with the Capitol Corridor.

Elton John Farewell Tour – October 8 & 9

Take one last trip down the Yellow Brick Road and catch the train to Elton John on his final tour on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 at Levi’s Stadium. On both days, train 743 will get you to the Santa Clara-Great America station at 5:38p with plenty of time to spare for the show which begins at 8:00p. For the return, there will be a courtesy delay for train 748, which will depart San Jose at 10:58p and Levi’s Stadium at 11:30p so you won’t want to miss this memorable event!

Service to San Francisco 49ers Home Games

Don’t miss a single home game for the San Francisco 49ers this season by taking the train to the game. We’ve got the full list of dates and trains that you’ll want to take to attend the games all in one place. View the details here.

New Capitol Corridor Schedule

New Schedule Effective October 3, 2022

A new train schedule goes into effect Monday, October 3, 2022, bringing a close to the temporary service reduction which began on August 15, 2022. Both the weekday and weekend trains will see an increase in service. View the full schedule details here.

 

Placer-Sacramento Action Plan (PSAP)

Three transportation improvement projects have been selected for the next implementation phase of the Placer-Sacramento Action Plan (PSAP). These projects will incorporate passenger rail corridor enhancements, and public transit investments to benefit the region.

  • Sacramento Valley Station Mobility Center Phase 3: Establishment of a 31-acre, world-class intermodal complex to serve Capitol Corridor passenger rail trains, commuter/local buses, and Sac RT light rail trains.
  • Sacramento to Roseville Third Track Project Phase 1: Addition of a third rail line between Sacramento and Roseville to increase transit ridership and freight capacity.
  • Elvas Bridge Replacement at SR-51 (Capital City Freeway): Construction of three new railroad bridges to enhance passenger and freight rail operations.

Related Santa Clara wants to Hear from you!

Related Santa Clara is excited to share its preliminary design for the East Neighborhood Park, a nearly 4.5-acre public park conveniently located near the transit center, which will serve the Santa Clara community. Related Santa Clara would appreciate you taking part in a brief survey. It will only take a few minutes and offers the opportunity to give input on which activities and features you would like the park to feature. Take the survey!

 

California Clean Air Day – October 5

Capitol Corridor is joining hundreds of organizations to celebrate California Clean Air Day leading up to and on Wednesday, October 5th. California Clean Air Day encourages individuals, businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to take action to improve air quality and protect public health by inviting people to pledge to make a different and uniting to take action.

We can all join the effort by taking the Clean Air Day Pledge and committing to clear the air by taking action. Clean Air Day organizers reported that last year 1.8 million people across California took approximately 3.4 million actions to help improve air quality.  Examples of activities for those who take the Pledge include plant a home garden or plant at a community garden, switch to using natural all-purpose cleaner, buy produce locally, or by taking other actions. You can take the pledge here:  Take the Clean Air Pledge – California Clean Air Day

BOGO Everyday

Travel is always better with a companion. With the BOGO Everyday offer, buy one full fare adult ticket and get the second one free. Tickets are available online and valid for travel now through January 31, 2023. Get Out There!

Seniors Ride Half-Off Midweek

One of our most popular senior deals is back in rotation. Riders that are 62 and over can ride half-off every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, now through January 2, 2023. This offer is available online only. Buy Tickets!


Traveling Safely

If it’s been a while since you’ve been on board the train due to health and safety concerns, remember that, while not required, masks are always welcome. Some trains are getting busier than others, so it might be helpful to keep one handy in your bag. Trains, stations, and buses are also keeping hand sanitizer readily available to help keep hands clean.

San Luis Obispo Cal Poly – Temporary Suspension

August 26, 2022

Due to the annual move-in for students, connecting bus service to San Luis Obispo Cal Poly will be suspended on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14. Passengers traveling in the area should plan to use the nearby San Luis Obispo stop, which is approximately 2 miles away from campus.

Adjusted Train Schedule for The Weeknd Concert at Levi’s Stadium

August 18, 2022

ADJUSTED TRAIN SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKND’s AUGUST 27 CONCERT AT LEVI’S® STADIUM; TRAIN 748 RESCHEDULED TO DEPART AT 11:30PM

RIDE STRESS-FREE TO SEE THE WEEKND!
Fans who have tickets to The Weeknd’s upcoming AFTER HOURS TIL DAWN tour stop on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, will be able to travel to the concert without the hassles of traffic and parking!
The Capitol Corridor train, which directly serves Levi’s® Stadium at the Santa Clara-Great America Station (GAC), will offer an adjusted train schedule after the concert so attendees can leave their cars at home and travel by train. Train 748 will depart promptly at 11:30pm from the Santa Clara-Great America Station, which is about a 5-to-10-minute walk from the stadium. Ticketed passengers should give themselves 20 to 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.

Date Show Start Show End (estimated) Westbound Train # and Arrival time Eastbound Train # and Departure time
Saturday, 8/27/22  6:30pm  11:00 pm  Train 743 arrives GAC at 5:38pm  Train 748 departs GAC at 11:30pm

Regularly scheduled service on westbound Train 743 will get attendees to Santa Clara at 5:38pm in time for the concert. The concert start time is scheduled for 6:30pm, but attendees are advised to check the Levi’s Stadium website to find out when doors open. There are earlier trains to Santa Clara as well – please check the Capitol Corridor schedule.

How to Buy Train Tickets
The Capitol Corridor has several discounts available to passengers, including a BOGO (Buy One Get One). Visit the Deals & Promotions page for booking details.
Book travel to Levi’s® Stadium at www.capitolcorridor.org.

WAYS TO SAVE ON TRAVEL!!
BOGO Everyday
If two of you are traveling together, book using our new BOGO Everyday fare offer, good for travel until January 31, 2023. Buy one full-fare ticket and your companion’s fare is FREE! Tickets must be purchased online.

Friends & Family
If your travel group includes more than two people, book with Friends & Family. With the purchase of one full-fare ticket, you can bring up to 5 companions for 50% off any day of the week. Tickets must be purchased online, at least one day in advance.

ABOUT THE CAPITOL CORRIDOR®
The Capitol Corridor is an intercity rail service connecting the most economically vibrant urban centers in the Northern California megaregion – from Sacramento to Silicon Valley, and including San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. With a Café Car and free wi-fi on board, Capitol Corridor trains provide a convenient, reliable, and comfortable alternative to the congested I-80, I-680, and I-880 freeways for over 1.7 million work and leisure travelers every year (pre-COVID).

Contact:
Priscilla Kalugdan
(510) 464-6992, priscillak@capitolcorridor.org