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November 16, 2023

New pet travel policy available for Thanksgiving holiday travel
Oakland, CA, November 16, 2023 – Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Capitol Corridor is excited to announce its new onboard pet policy. Starting today, Capitol Corridor will allow pets (dogs and cats) under 20 pounds to travel onboard in a carrier with their owners every day.  

“We are thrilled to provide this new service on our trains,” said Rob Padgette, Managing Director of Capitol Corridor. “This holiday season will be more enjoyable knowing passengers have the option to bring their furry friends onboard with them along the entire route. We’d like to thank Amtrak for helping us implement this highly requested passenger service. Many Amtrak routes welcome pets on trains across the nation.” 

Pet Travel Policy 

  • $29 per pet (one-way) 
  • Pets under 20 pounds (dogs and cats, only) 
  • One pet per reservation  
  • Pet travel must be booked online in advance 
  • Pet must remain in carrier onboard 
  • Carrier size: 19’Lx14’W x10”H 
  • Pets must remain in carrier onboard with carrier under the seat 
  • Pets allowed in all cars, except the Quiet Car, and the Café car 

To confirm pet eligibility, all customers must read and sign a Pet Release and Indemnification Agreement for each travel segment. For more information about Amtrak’s Pet Policy, visit 

For additional conditions of the pet travel policy, visit  

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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 921,000 passengers a year. For more information, visit 

Contact: Vernaé Graham, Capitol Corridor