There was a sea of red on Sunday, August 17, at the Santa Clara/Great America Station as football fans poured off the morning Capitol Corridor trains from Auburn and Sacramento to see the “red and gold” in action for the first time at the new stadium. Capitol Corridor ridership on Sunday was brisk, carrying approximately 700 fans to and from the much-anticipated game. About a third started in Sacramento, although passengers were getting on at every station along the way, with Martinez having the second highest number of boardings.
Capitol Corridor’s Transportation Officer, Hubert Hanrahan, was on the train himself and met plenty of satisfied customers. “Folks on the train seemed to really enjoy the ride, and I heard lots of positive comments,” he said. “Everyone was in good spirits.” The media picked up on the positive vibe as well. See this report on KXTV News10 in Sacramento.
Speaking of spirits, Capitol Corridor is the only transit option to the stadium that sells alcohol, so train-riding fans could not only avoid the hassles of traffic and parking, but also get a jump start on tailgating. Once at the station, it’s an easy five-minute walk to the stadium entrance. Capitol Corridor is offering 25% off train travel to and from the Santa Clara/Great America Station to make the ride both enjoyable and affordable.
If you went to the game on Sunday, we’d love to know about your experience. Email us your feedback at train[email protected].