We will be updating our Café Car menu, with new premium selections of sandwiches, salads, healthy and delicious snacks, and more. We are slowly rolling out new menu items, and the full new menu will be released on July 19. We are always open to feedback, and look forward to hearing from you about the new menu items. Here are a few of the new and returning items you will see in our Café Car menu.
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
According to Nancy Sheehan, California’s state coordinator for Operation Lifesaver, California is #1 in the country for trespasser casualties along railroad tracks and #2 for fatalities at public grade crossings. Even more worrisome is the fact that trespasser and grade crossing fatalities are on the rise. From 2015 to 2016, according to Operation Lifesaver, trespasser casualties went up by 38%, and grade crossing fatalities, increased by 11% in the state. More Capitol Corridor Teams Up with Union Pacific, Amtrak, and Operation Lifesaver for Safety Train
At the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority CCJPA), safety is our top priority – for our passengers, our staff, and members of the communities along our route. Safety is a big part of what we do every day. We know you don’t often hear about these “behind the scenes” safety and security efforts, so we thought it would be helpful to share a quick overview of what we’re doing to keep our service safe and sound. More Safety First: A Behind the Scenes Look at How We’re Keeping the Capitol Corridor Safe and Secure
“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.”