CC Rail Mail: Deals Courtesy of Chinook Book, Real-Time Train Status, Santa Clara Parking Lot Closure Update, 2018 California State Rail Plan

Philip Krayna CC Rail Mail & Newsletters

Hundreds of Deals Courtesy of Chinook Book

Chinook Book

Capitol Corridor is excited to partner with Chinook Book on the launch of its new app that allows you to save money while supporting local businesses that minimize their impact on the environment, treat their employees and suppliers well, and give back to the community. Capitol Corridor has enjoyed working with Chinook Book for many years, and now we’ve teamed up with them to give you exclusive access to over 200 discounts at high-quality local merchants along the Capitol Corridor route – from restaurants and grocery stores, to bike shops and theaters. Visit for more details about this special offer for Capitol Corridor riders.

Track Your Train with Real-Time Train Status

Amtrak Mobile

Want to know where your train is? You’re in luck, because we now have an app for that! With our new real-time train status app, you’ll know the precise location of your train at any time and be able to monitor its progress wherever you are, right from your smartphone. To get started, download the rider app for iPhone or Android here and select “Capitol Corridor.”

Santa Clara Parking Lot Closure Update

Due to preparations and activities related to Super Bowl 50 on February 7, the parking lots for train passengers at the Santa Clara/Great America Station have been closed since early January. These lots, including the VTA Park & Ride Lot and Levi’s Stadium’s Yellow Lots #2 and #3, will remain closed until approximately March 1. Alternate parking is available at Yellow Lot #1, which is the Santa Clara city parking garage. Parking at the Kiss & Ride lot at 5151 Lafayette St. will also be available to train passengers. Stay tuned for further updates on the re-openings of these lots.

Your Input Invited on the 2018 California State Rail Plan

California State Rail Plan

Capitol Corridor Joints Powers Authority is supporting Caltrans as it develops the 2018 California State Rail Plan. We value your input and want to know what you would like to see in the 2018 State Rail Plan. Please visit the new project website to fill out a public survey and/or provide comments about your priorities with regards to the plan. The survey will be open through Friday, March 4.

Rider Tip: Guard Your Gadgets

Helpful tips

While Capitol Corridor is generally a safe place with lots of friendly passengers, it’s never a good idea to leave your electronic gadgets and valuable items, such as purses, phones, lap tops, or cameras, unattended. As a reminder, please be sure to keep anything with you that you would not want to lose when you leave your seat, even if it’s a quick trip to the restroom. At the very least, make sure valuables are packed away and not visible.

The same precautions apply if you park your car at a Capitol Corridor lot. Never leave valuables in your car, and in fact, don’t leave anything visible in your car, such as gym bags or empty boxes. These are prime targets for thieves and increase the chance of your car being broken into. Break-ins at station lots can and do happen, so we strongly urge you to be extra cautious.