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Union Pacific Track Work Between Fremont and San Jose on 4/20

April 12, 2024

Due to track work to be performed by Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR), Capitol Corridor trains will not operate between Fremont and San Jose stations on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 4am-4pm. Passengers are advised to take the BART Orange Line (Richmond-Berryessa) at Richmond/Oakland Coliseum stations to San Jose, and VTA between Berryessa and San Jose Diridon.

Train service will continue to operate as scheduled between Auburn and Fremont stations. Trains 747 and 748 will operate full service as scheduled.

Thank you for your patience!

Real-Time Tracking with Capitol Corridor

April 8, 2024

When traveling, a common question riders ask is, “Where’s my train?” Whether trains are screenshot of transit tracking appon schedule or delayed, riders need up-to-date status information to be reassured of a smooth journey, or, in the event of a delay, to make alternative travel plans.

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.   

This latest enhancement is a result of our California Passenger Information Display System (CalPIDS) Modernization project, resulting in future station screenshot of transit tracking app platform sign updates. As part of this project, Capitol Corridor launched real time train information via GTFS Realtime feeds that are available to app developers via 511 San Francisco Bay’s Open Data Portal, which serves as a central depository and distributor of transit data within the San Francisco Bay Area. GTFS Realtime is an extension to GTFS, an open data format for public transportation schedules and associated geographic information.

You can find more information on GTFS Transit and our Developer Resources page

Capitol Corridor riders are sure to find the new train location and ETA information helpful for their journeys. Please note that the initial GTFS-Realtime feeds do not include connecting bus information or service alerts at this time, but these will be added as new GTFS Realtime feeds in the future. 

CCJPA’S MANAGING DIRECTOR, ROBERT PADGETTE, APPOINTED BY THE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD TO THE ‘FIRST-EVER’ PASSENGER RAIL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

April 3, 2024

Oakland, CA, April 3, 2023 – Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) proudly announces the appointment of its Managing Director, Robert Padgette, to the Surface Transportation Board (STB)’s newly formed Passenger Rail Advisory Committee (PRAC).  

“I am truly honored by this appointment to join a group of esteemed rail industry leaders,” said Padgette. “I look forward to serving alongside them, examining the multifaceted issues impacting passenger rail systems nationwide for years to come.” 

Padgette was selected by Chairman Martin J. Oberman to fill the seat for an At-Large representative, a three-year term through March 2027. 

The PRAC’s activities include providing information, advice, and recommendations to the Board on issues impacting the development and operations of passenger rail services, including: improving efficiency on passenger rail routes; reducing disputes between passenger rail carriers and freight rail hosts regarding the use of freight-owned facilities and infrastructure for passenger service, including passenger on-time performance issues; and improving regulatory processes related to intercity passenger rail to the benefit of the public, the communities served by passenger rail, and the environment. The PRAC meetings will be open to the public. – Surface Transportation Board. 

About CCJPA and the Capitol Corridor®`
Managed by the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), the Capitol Corridor is an intercity rail service connecting the most economically vibrant urban centers in Northern California – from Sacramento to Silicon Valley, and including San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. With 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 more than 700,000 passengers a year. For more information, visit www.capitolcorridor.org. 

Contact: Vernaé Graham, Capitol Corridor 

BART Track Work at Richmond Station: Red Line Cancelled on 2/17-19, 3/16-17, 4/13-14, and 4/27-28

March 15, 2024

Due to BART’s track improvement project, the Red Line (Richmond-Millbrae) will be cancelled on the following weekends: February 17-19, March 16-17, April 13-14, and April 27-28.

The Richmond Station will remain open for Capitol Corridor riders to travel through the station and board the bus bridge at Richmond. BART will provide a free bus bridge between Richmond Station and El Cerrito del Norte Station on all four weekends.

Capitol Corridor riders who would normally take the BART Red Line should instead:

  1. Take the bus bridge from Richmond Station to El Cerrito del Norte Station
  2. At El Cerrito del Norte Station, board an Orange Line (Richmond-Berryessa) train to MacArthur Station
  3. At MacArthur Station, transfer to the Yellow Line train towards San Francisco.

We recommend riders to take our direct bus connection to San Francisco at Emeryville Station. The San Francisco bus stop is located at 401 Mission Street on the corner of Mission and Fremont Streets, right outside of Salesforce Tower, at the base of the Salesforce gondola.

Learn more here