CC Rail Mail: Last Call for Senior Midweek & Take 5 Travel Discounts, Raiders Home Game Fare Discount, Cal Football Tickets, and Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento

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Last Call for Senior Midweek & Take 5 Weekend Travel Discounts

Take 5 and Senior Midweek

Hard to believe Capitol Corridor’s favorite fare deals are almost over. That’s right, there’s only one week left for seniors 62 and older to travel midweek for 50% off. And Take 5 Weekends ends on Labor Day Monday, September 5. With Take 5, when you buy one full-fare ticket, you can bring up to five companions for only $5 each person, each way on weekends and holiday Mondays.

Need some ideas on where to go? Check out our latest Weekend Picks on the blog for fun events all along the route, plan a trip to Old Sacramento for Gold Rush Days over Labor Day Weekend, go shopping in San Francisco or Emeryville, or take a stroll along the waterfront in Jack London Square.

Senior Midweek tickets do not require an advance online purchase, but travel is restricted to Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. You must purchase your Take 5 ticket online, at least one day in advance.

Save 25% to Oakland Raiders Home Games Starting August 27

Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders fans, take the train to the game! The Coliseum Station is located right next to the stadium, making it the most convenient and enjoyable way to get there. Plus, you can save 25% on travel when you take the Capitol Corridor to see the team play. Grab a snack on the way there – the Café Car offers a wide variety of light meals and beverages, including beer, wine, and spirits so you can start the tailgate early!

Cal Football Season Kicks Off with First Home Game on September 17 Versus Texas

Cal Bears Football

Cal fans, the 2016 football season starts Friday, August 26, when the Golden Bears take on Hawaii in the very first college football game of the year in Sydney, Australia. Kickoff is at 7pm PT and will be broadcast on ESPN. The Golden Bears return home on September 17 when Cal faces Texas for the first game inside California Memorial Stadium of the 2016 season. All other single game home tickets are also available, including the Big Game, and the Washington game, where the first 10,000 fans will receive a Marshawn Lynch bobble head.

Single game ticket prices rise with demand, so buy early for the best value. Save even more by purchasing season tickets, a partial plan, or the all new Bearitory Pass! And remember, Capitol Corridor has partnered with Cal to bring you travel savings too. You’ll save 25% on your Capitol Corridor fare to all Cal Football home games during the 2016 season!

From the Blog: Plan a Labor Day Getaway to Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento

Old Sacramento Gold Rush Days

Every Labor Day Weekend, Old Sacramento is transformed into a historic mining town for Gold Rush Days. This unique, “only-in-Sacramento” event lasts four days – from Friday, September 2 to Monday, September 5 – and will transport you back in time to California’s wild west days of the early-to-mid 1800s. This is a great event for the whole family, and you’ll be able to travel there on the Capitol Corridor at Gold Rush era prices with our Take 5 Weekends fare deal, which ends on Monday, September 5. Read more about Gold Rush Days on our blog.

Shuttle Delays Possible at Sacramento Station in September

Sacramento Station

Due to some construction being started at the Sacramento Station on Tuesday, September 6, there may be minor delays in shuttle rides between the station and train platforms. Passengers who plan to use the shuttle service should plan to arrive earlier than usual. The project will take about a month to complete.