Apology to Riders for delays July 14 & 16, 2015

Priscilla Kalugdan CC Rail Mail & Newsletters, Message To Riders

Dear Riders,

As you may be aware, several Capitol Corridor trains were delayed on Thursday afternoon July 16, 2015 and Tuesday morning July 14, 2015. The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) apologizes for these impacts to your schedule and strives to ensure that your safety is our top priority.

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, Union Pacific advised Amtrak of a broken rail at a remote location in the South Bay that was only accessible by hi-rail trucks. This resulted in stopping all railroad movements over the broken rail in the interest of safety. Capitol Corridor and ACE trains were then held for repairs which were completed at approximately 6pm but unfortunately resulted in intermittent delays throughout the peak evening travel period. In addition, some customers experienced further delays near the Martinez and Suisun stations due to an extended bridge delay resulting from unusually busy marine traffic.

On Tuesday morning July 14, 2015, Union Pacific track employees worked past their scheduled end time in the vicinity of the Davis Station, causing delays to early morning freight trains which in turn impacted Capitol Corridor morning trains between Sacramento and Martinez. The work is expected to be completed Tuesday, July 21 and CCJPA confirmed with Union Pacific that their employees would adhere to the planned work schedule for the rest of the project.

We continually seek to maintain and improve upon the superior on-time performance (93% or better) for you, our Capitol Corridor customers. The CCJPA appreciates your patronage and regret the delays you may have experienced and apologize for the inconvenience.

David Kutrosky, Managing Director
Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority