CC Rail Mail: New August 22 Schedule Reminder, New Cafe Car Menu, and Cal Football Discount

Philip Krayna CC Rail Mail & Newsletters

New Schedule Goes into Effect August 22

New Capitol Corridor schedule

As a reminder, Capitol Corridor will introduce a new schedule on Monday, August 22. This is the first major schedule change Capitol Corridor has implemented since 2006 and will affect both trains and buses. By looking at ridership data and using the existing number of trains in the fleet, we were able to reconfigure trips to better serve passengers during peak travel periods. While this change necessitated the elimination of some trains with lower ridership, it allows us to add morning train service to San Jose, afternoon service from Oakland and San Francisco/Emeryville to Sacramento, and later trains from Sacramento on weekdays and weekends. Read more about the new schedule and view the new schedule.

Hot New Café Car Menu to Debut August 15

Cafe Car

At the height of the summer season, Capitol Corridor will be launching a hot new menu for the Café Car on August 15, featuring a variety of specialty sandwiches, salads, and more. The Mexican Style Caesar Salad is packed with flavor and quickly becoming a favorite among staff. For an even more satisfying option, the Shredded Short Rib Sandwich with a Chimichurri Cream Cheese melts in your mouth. Stop by the Café Car onboard the train to see the great new menu choices, as well as some of the all-time favorites, starting mid-August.

Cal Football Season and Game Day Travel Discount Right Around the Corner

Cal Football 2016

Hard to believe, but football season is almost here! The Cal Bears Football team will kick off their season on August 26 in Australia, and when they return from Down Under, you’ll be able to travel on the Capitol Corridor to home games at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. As in past years, we’re offering 25% off game day train fares to the following stations: Richmond, Oakland Coliseum, and Berkeley. Get in the spirit and book your fun, stress-free ride to Memorial Stadium on the Capitol Corridor today!

“Docks to Delta” Podcast Available On Board the Capitol Corridor

Tomato Crusher

Sit back and relax because we’ve got a whole new way for you to experience the Capitol Corridor train! In partnership with the Cal Ags Roots Project of the California Institute for Rural Studies, the Capitol Corridor is offering access to a fascinating podcast series that was recently recorded on board a weekend Capitol Corridor train between Oakland and Sacramento.

The Docks to Delta Podcast is comprised of three stories that reveal the hidden history behind the landscape along the Capitol Corridor route. The first podcast, “There’s Nothing More Californian than Ketchup,” is best listened to between Suisun and Davis and tells the incredible story of one of UC Davis’ most significant inventions—the mechanical tomato harvester. Visit the Docks to Delta page on our website to stream the series or download them to your smart phone.

Earn Points and Get Rewards with Amtrak Guest Rewards

Every ride counts with Amtrak Guest Rewards®. By participating, you earn points every time you travel. The more you travel, the more points you get. Your points can quickly add up to rewards, like train travel, hotel stays, car rentals, gift cards, and more. When you travel within 90 days of joining, you’ll earn 500 bonus points. What are you waiting for? Visit