Capitol Corridor News – March 31, 2009

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Capitol Corridor News – March 31, 2009
Richmond Elevator Outage
Gene’s Message to Riders
Placer Commuter Express Step-Up Coupon
At Seat Cart Service
Kids Ride Free on Weekends

Richmond Elevator Service Outage April 6-10
BART will be upgrading the electrical systems of elevators at the Richmond station from April 6-10, 2009. During this work period, passengers who require the use of the elevator from the Amtrak train platform down to the BART concourse and/or the elevator from the BART concourse to the BART train platform are advised to use alternate stations.
Patrons who require the use of an elevator and wish to transfer between BART and Amtrak trains should contact the Capitol Corridor in advance for assistance and advice. San Joaquin passengers should contact Amtrak for assistance.
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Message to Riders
Read the latest Message to Riders from Gene Skoropowski, Capitol Corridor’s Managing Director.
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Placer Commuter Express Step-Up Coupon

Effective April 1, 2009, Capitol Corridor will no longer accept Placer Commuter Express monthly passes for travel aboard the Capitol Corridor trains without a new “Step-Up Coupon.” Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) and Placer Commuter Express (PCE) have modified the reciprocal ticketing arrangement and are implementing new procedures.
CCJPA and PCE have established the “Step-Up Coupon” Transfer Program to accommodate Placer Commuter Express monthly ticket holder patrons who transfer to Capitol Corridor trains (or Thruway buses) when traveling between Auburn, Rocklin, Roseville and Sacramento.
Placer Commuter Express monthly pass holders who wish to travel aboard the Capitol Corridor trains or motorcoach buses, must now present both their monthly pass PLUS a Step-Up Coupon to board the train or Capitol Corridor motorcoach bus.
Placer County will sell these Step-Up Coupon booklets to Placer Commuter Express passengers. The Step-Up Coupons are not available from Capitol Corridor conductors or bus drivers. Placer Commuter Express monthly pass holders who board the Capitol Corridor train or motorcoach bus without a Step-Up Coupon MUST purchase a full-fare train ticket from the conductor or bus driver.
Please direct ALL questions about this program, and inquiries about where to buy these Step-Up Coupons to Placer Commuter Express.
Phone: (916) 784-6177
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At-Seat Cart Service
Beginning today, Capitol Corridor will start testing a new Cart Service on select trains. Our intention is for this cart service to provide a convenient alternative to the Cafe Car for passengers wishing to purchase refreshments and snacks at their seat. This initial cash-only test will run for one month aboard trains 536 and 547 between Oakland and Sacramento. If the test is successful, Capitol Corridor may initiate this service on additional trains later this year.
Kids Ride Free on Weekends this Spring & Summer
This spring & summer, ditch the minivan and take your next family getaway on the train. Take the train to a ballgame and spend an afternoon at Raley Field cheering on the Sacramento River Cats. Or, wander through the past in Old Town Sacramento and visit the California State Railroad Museum. Set your imagination free in San Francisco and explore the creative events and exhibits at ZEUM. Go play and learn from the interactive displays at the Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose. With Kids Ride Free on Weekends, Capitol Corridor is summer made simple!
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