CC Rail Mail – July 22, 2014

Philip Krayna CC Rail Mail & Newsletters

New Weekend Train Schedule Coming July 28 with Service to Levi’s® Stadium

Cappy at Stadium

Cappy enjoys a trip to the stadium.

Capitol Corridor will introduce a new and improved weekend train schedule on Monday, July 28, and we think football fans will be very happy! The new schedule was designed in part to accommodate events at the new Levi’s Stadium so fans can get there before kick-off and see the whole game. Capitol Corridor stops at the Santa Clara/Great America station, and it’s a quick walk to the stadium entrance. Get ready for the first pre-season game on Sunday, August 17 and check out the Levi’s Stadium event schedule.

In addition to the new weekend train schedule, there will be more efficient connecting bus service between San Francisco and Emeryville, and we’re happy to report that the San Francisco Financial District/Hyatt bus stop will be re-opened. Read about the new schedule.

Learn More About Plans to Expand Service Between Sacramento and Roseville

Capitol Corridor, Union Pacific Railroad, the cities of Sacramento and Roseville, and the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) are currently working to identify and design a third track between Sacramento and Roseville in order to expand service from one to 10 round trips per day. The project is officially in the environmental review process, and there will be an opportunity for Capitol Corridor passengers to learn more about and provide input on the project this week at two onboard meetings, most likely in the café car. The first will be held on Wednesday, July 23 on Train 536, and the second will be on Thursday, July 24 on Train 529. There will be additional opportunities for public input in fall 2014 and beyond. For more information on the project, visit

Be Cool in Oakland with Great Summer Travel Deals

Summer is cool in Oakland

Looking for some place cool to spend the weekend this summer? Look no further than Oakland. With gentle bay breezes, plenty of sunshine, a booming food scene, and awesome festivals like Art & Soul, Oakland Pride, and Eat Real, it’s easy to stay cool this summer in Oakland.

And, it couldn’t be easier or more affordable to get to Oakland with Amtrak and Capitol Corridor’s Take 5 offer. Buy one full-fare ticket, and you can get up to five more for $5 each person, each way. Read more about cool summer activities and hotel deals in Oakland and book your train travel today!

Temporary Adjustments to Bus Stops for SF Marathon, Sunday, July 27

Due to the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday, July 27, there will be adjustments made to two connecting bus stops in downtown San Francisco from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. that day.

  • San Francisco Ferry Building (SFC) – This stop will be temporarily moved to Steuart and Mission streets, approximately 1-1/2 blocks (west, across the Embarcadero) from the SFC stop.
  • San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf (SFW) – Service to this stop will be suspended.

Trains affected by this are: 720, 724, 728, 732, 734, 736, 738, 723, 727, 729, 733, and 737.