CC Rail Mail – March 5, 2012

Linsey Ettlin CC Rail Mail & Newsletters

Capitol Corridor Service Advisory: Limited parking at the Auburn/Conheim Station March 6-9, 2012

Due to minor track work near the Auburn (ARN) station, the Blocker Road railroad crossing will be temporarily removed and the large Auburn/Conheim Station parking lot west of Blocker Road will have limited availability between March 6–9.
There will be no bus bridge during this crossing project. Passengers may consider boarding/offboarding at Rocklin during this period. Station lot at Blocker Road will have limited parking availability. Alternate parking may be found at the Placer County Library, 350 Nevada Street.
Also during this time, motorcoach bus service to the Auburn/Conheim station will be temporarily relocated to the parking lot at the Placer County Library, located at 350 Nevada Street.
Additional information about the track work project scheduled to affect the Auburn/Conheim station from March 6 – April 7, 2012 can be found at

Route 20 motorcoach buses now requiring advance reservations

Effective immediately bus seats on Route 20 Amtrak Thruway motorcoaches that operate entire length of route 20 from Sacramento to and from Reno and Sparks, and all intermediate stops, are to be reserved in advance by purchasing a ticket online at, from a Ticket Kiosk ticket vending machine or at a staffed Amtrak station.
When space on the reserved buses if full, passengers without a reserved bus seat may be required to used the next scheduled service.
Local service on Route 20 (between Auburn and Sacramento only) will remain unreserved.
For complete information about which buses will now require advance reservations and instructions for monthly and 10-ride ticket holders, please visit

Service Advisory: Bus Bridge and alternate schedule for trains March 10-11

On the weekend of March 10-11, 2012, the Union Pacific Railroad is upgrading track infrastructure between the Martinez and Emeryville stations, where they will install supports for a new bridge at their own expense. During this track work project, some morning and early afternoon Capitol Corridor trains will not operate between Martinez and Emeryville Stations. Instead, connecting buses will carry passengers between those two stations, and trains will operate on the remainder of the route on a modified schedule.