Capitol Corridor News

Philip Krayna CC Rail Mail & Newsletters

1. Train Tip: Respect and Common Courtesy
2. Capitol Corridor is your WICKED Destination to Oz!
3. San Jose Jazz Festival
4. Labor Day Weekend – Bay Bridge Closure

1. Train Tip: Respect and Common Courtesy – Message from the Managing Director
These are topics that I guess at my age I never thought I would have to address, much less than with all of you. However, after several instances of less-than-respectful and less-than-courteous behavior by adults on our trains, I will have to “lecture” on respect-for-others and respect-for-ourselves, as well as common courtesy and how to behave when out in public, including on-board our Capitol Corridor trains.

I do confess to still hearing my 7th grade teacher, Miss Gladys Fox, lecturing us students on this subject. Miss Fox taught us two things:

“When speaking to others, speak only as loudly as you need to for them to hear you. You are holding a private conversation, not broadcasting your personal conversation to others.” This also applies to cell phones today, a device which we did not have in the old days.

“NEVER use vulgar, obscene or profane language when in public. Such language not only conveys disrespect for others, but also conveys that you have little or no respect for yourself.” Please remember when you are on Capitol Corridor train, you are not at home in your own space or alone in your car. You are traveling with other people. Please be considerate of your fellow travelers in your actions and conversation, as you would want others to do for you.

Oh yes, Miss Fox also drilled into us, “When in someone else’s home, never put your shoes on their chairs.” Please, if must rest your feet on an adjacent seat, please either remove your shoes or place paper or something else between your shoes and the seat. No one wants to sit on what you may have stepped in.

Again, common courtesy; filthy seats cost a lot of your fare dollars to keep clean.

We want everyone’s trip on a Capitol Corridor train to be pleasant and enjoyable. Your pleasant and enjoyable trip should NOT be at the expense of everyone else’s enjoyable trip. If the conductor has to remind you about your loud, boisterous, vulgar or disruptive behavior, please do not take offense. These folks are doing their job. For passengers who ignore a request or warning, we will deploy the appropriate law enforcement officers to ensure that the rest of the passengers receive the pleasant and comfortable journey for which they have paid.

In today’s world, it seems that what we used to call “manners” or “how to behave when out in public” are no longer taught, or taught very much, so most people are learning by example. It is my plea to each of you to be that good example of respectful and courteous behavior so that everyone who rides our trains can enjoy the trip and enjoy being with their fellow passengers.

That’s today’s lesson in proper behavior when traveling on our Capitol Corridor trains from the Managing Director, now head of “Mr. Gene’s School of Social Etiquette.”

Capitol Corridor is your Destination to Oz!
“Perfectly Entertaining and Perfectly Thrilling!” –San Francisco Chronicle

There’s no place like home and Capitol Corridor offers daily departures to the Emerald City! Wicked is currently enjoying an open-ended run at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. Tickets are now on sale at, by calling 415-551-7770 or at the Orpheum Theatre box office.

WICKED, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical phenomenon, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz and embark on a remarkable odyssey, culminating in the most spellbinding musical in years.

For more information visit
Take the Capitol Corridor to the Emerald City!

20th AT&T San Jose Jazz Festival – Enjoy the Sounds of Summer!
Returning once again this August 7-9, the AT&T San Jose Jazz Festival promises its perfectly cultivated brand of entertainment. Listen to world class artists on ten stages within easy walking distance of each other in downtown San Jose. You’ll enjoy jazz, blues, salsa, Latin, R&B beats and more.

Admission (access to all 10 stages) is $15 per day. Children 12 and under are free.

Make it a weekend! Capitol Corridor riders get a special $99/night rate at the San Jose Marriott! The SJ Marriott is ideally situated across the street from the Jazz Festival’s main stage and, Capitol Corridor riders get free transfers via light rail from the Diridon Train Station. For details or to book your room, call 1-800-228-9290 and ask for the Capitol Corridor rate. Or you can visit and enter CAPCAPA for the group code on the reservation page.

Visit the AT&T San Jose Jazz Festival website

Labor Day Weekend Bay Bridge Closure
Labor Day Weekend Bay Bridge Closure Affects Capitol Corridor Service to San Francisco Thruway motorcoach connections to the Capitol Corridor and San Joaquin trains will be temporarily suspended beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 through 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009.

For more information, please visit or call 1-877-9RIDECC.
For information about the Bay Bridge project visit
For public transit alternative information, visit or call 511.