We have good news on the ticket front! Passengers who purchase a Capitol Corridor 10-ride ticket on or after June 23, 2020, now have 60 days, instead of 45, from the ticket start date to complete up to 10 one-way trips between the origin and destination stations indicated on their ticket.
More Capitol Corridor 10-Ride Ticket Extended to 60 Days
In response to the gradual opening of businesses and activities in the region, and to continue supporting the travel needs of essential workers, the Capitol Corridor will add back some of the service it was forced to reduce in March when shelter-in-place orders went into effect. The updated schedule is available on the Schedules page of the Capitol Corridor website. More Capitol Corridor to Increase Service Starting June 1
Effective Monday, May 11, all Capitol Corridor passengers must wear a mask or face covering while using the service. This is in compliance with the nationwide requirement implemented by Amtrak, Capitol Corridor’s operating partner. Amtrak issued a press release about this requirement on May 7, 2020. Many counties along the Capitol Corridor route also require face coverings to be worn in public. More Face Coverings Required on the Capitol Corridor Starting Monday, May 11
To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption is an understatement. As people all over abide by the shelter-in-place order, we’ve seen Capitol Corridor ridership decline by 90 to 95%. This has forced us to drastically cut back service. Our reduced schedule of five daily round trips is primarily serving essential workers who rely on us and other transit providers to get where they need to go.
If there is any silver lining to this crisis, it’s that running less service has allowed us to focus on some housekeeping and make headway on longer-term capital projects that are not funded by fare revenue. More Maintenance and Cleaning Remain Top Priority During Coronavirus Downtime
As we approach a second month of quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope you and your loved ones are doing well and staying safe.
For those who are using the Capitol Corridor service for travel to essential work – about 300 to 400 riders a day – we want to keep you in the loop of any changes that may impact your travel plans. More BART Weekday Service Reduction Starting April 8