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New Ten-Ride for 90-Days Ticket

August 8, 2022

Ten-rides just got more flexible! On August 1, 2022, we extended the life of our ten-ride tickets from 60 days to 90 days! Now, passengers will have 90 days from the ticket start date to complete up to 10 one-way trips between the origin and destination stations indicated on their ticket.

Why We Made This Change
Our 10-ride ticket is ideal for people who use the service regularly, but not necessarily every day. If you use all the rides within the travel window, you’ll save about 30% compared to purchasing a single one-way or round-trip ticket.

With many customers shifting to hybrid work schedules over the past two years, we realized that putting this kind of flexibility in place might be helpful. Fares for the 10-ride ticket will remain the same, and any tickets previously purchased with a 60-day period will be valid for the length of time purchased.

Upcoming Service Changes on the Horizon

August 5, 2022

As you have probably noticed, there have been several service updates sent out this past week, and while we do try to encapsulate them in one communication to minimize the number of emails and texts alerts, that is not always possible. Our goal is always to get information out to our riders when it becomes available to allow for a seamless travel experience. Below you’ll find some new updates as well as a recap of some you might have missed.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Y STOP TEMPORARY RELOCATION

Due to utility and road work, on Monday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 9, the South Lake Tahoe Y Transit Center stop is being temporarily relocated to the South Y Shopping Center at 1040 Emerald Bay Road.

The image below shows directions from the Tahoe Y bus stop to the temporary bus stop:

Tahoe Y Stop Relocation

 

MARTINEZ STATION CONSTRUCTION

Phase two of the facility upgrade project to improve accessibility throughout the station and boarding platforms will soon be underway. Phase one work on the west side of the station is nearing completion and move over to the east side of the station. The project involves remodeling the ticket counter, restrooms in the stations, and replacing sections of the boarding platform. Please allow extra time when arriving to the station and follow signage to open sections of the boarding platform.

SUISUN-FAIRFIELD STATION IMPROVEMENTS

In September, improvements around the Suisun-Fairfield station will be underway. Projects include two new bus shelters and two new streetlights to be installed on either side of the station. Neither the train schedule nor access to the platform will be impacted.

 

RECENT PRIOR UPDATES

TEMPORARY REDUCED TRAIN SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE AUGUST 15, 2022

Beginning Monday, August 15 through Sunday, October 2 the Capitol Corridor will be operating on a reduced schedule. The trains that will be affected by this change are 540, 543, 548 and 549, which will be suspended during this time. Read more details here.

BATTLE OF THE BAY: OAKLAND A’S VS. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

There will be a courtesy delay of 30-minutes for the return trains on Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7 to allow fans to watch the games in their entirety. Fans can purchase tickets for train 744 on Saturday and train 736 on Sunday as they normally would for these games.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS VS. GREEN BAY PACKERS PRESEASON GAME ON AUGUST 12

To allow fans to take to catch all of the action from the preseason game featuring the San Francisco 49ers facing off against the Green Bay Packers on Friday, August 12, train 546 will be operating on an adjusted schedule. The train will depart San Jose at 8:33pm, hold at Santa Clara-Great America station until 9:05pm, and in Sacramento at 11:56pm.

UPCOMING TRACK WORK MAINTENANCE

Due to important track maintenance being performed by Union Pacific, delays of no more than 15 minutes may be experienced between Berkeley and Martinez beginning Thursday, August 4 through Thursday, August 11.

Adjusted Schedule for A’s vs Giants and 49ers vs Green Bay

August 3, 2022

 

OAKLAND A’s vs. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 8/6 and 8/7

Oakland A's vs San Francisco Giants

Planning on attending this weekend’s Bay Area match-up featuring the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants? Don’t miss any of the action by taking the train to the game. Regularly scheduled trains will get you there with time to spare. For the return trains, we will be delaying departures on each day from Oakland Coliseum. On 8/6 train 744 will be departing at 7:30pm and on 8/7 train 736 will be departing at 4:30pm. Bring a friend or loved one along for the ride at no additional charge with the BOGO Every Day offer.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ers vs GREEN BAY PACKERS PRESEASON GAME ON 8/12

49ers at Levi's Stadium

NINERS! The San Francisco 49ers are back and ready for another exciting season. And the lineup for the Friday, August 12 preseason game is not to be missed at the 49ers face off against the Green Bay Packers. Fans can plan to take regularly scheduled trains to the game. For the return, train 546 will be rescheduled to depart San Jose at 8:33pm, hold at Santa Clara-Great America till 9:05pm, and arrive in Sacramento at 11:56pm. Bring along a fellow fan for free with the purchase of the BOGO Every Day discount.

UPCOMING TRACK WORK MAINTENANCE

Planned Track Work

Due to important track maintenance being performed by Union Pacific, delays of no more than 15 minutes may be experienced between Berkeley and Martinez beginning Thursday, August 4 through Thursday, August 11.

Temporary Reduced Train Schedule Effective August 15, 2022

August 2, 2022

Effective August 15, 2022, Capitol Corridor trains will offer a temporary reduced schedule of nine daily round trips. This temporary service reduction is necessary due to workforce shortages that make it challenging for us to offer our full schedule at this time.

The trains that will be affected by this change are 540, 543, 548 and 549, which will be suspended during this time. This change will be in effect through October 2, 2022. These schedule changes are available on our website at capitolcorridor.org/schedules

We look forward to reinstating the suspended trains in early October once additional staff is available to support the schedule. Thank you for your continued patronage.

MESSAGE TO RIDERS: TRAIN DELAYS ON JULY 15

July 15, 2022

Dear Riders,

Many of you have experienced recent extended delays and may have been impacted by train cancellations for which I would like to express my sincere apologies. In particular, we recognize that July 15, 2022, proved to be an extremely challenging day as there were multiple events which took place involving a fatality in one segment of our route, an equipment strike in another, as well as a trackside fire. This series of tragic events caused major delays between Oakland and San Jose, leaving some passengers in a situation where they needed to find other means of transportation. Operations staff did explore alternative transportation options along that segment through a bus bridge; however, driver shortages from local transit agencies prevented that from being an option that we could utilize. AC Transit, BART, County Connection and VTA were able to provide passengers with mutual aid.

In this post-pandemic time, resource constraints continue to prevail, and we will continue to do our best to navigate around them. We appreciate the patience and flexibility many of you have shown during these unexpected incidents.

Thank you,

Rob Padgette
Managing Director, Capitol Corridor