CC Rail Mail – November 20, 2009

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Capitol Corridor News – November 20, 2009

1. Capitol Corridor regular schedule resumes November 23, 2009
2. Thanksgiving Travel Advisory
3. Managing Director Eugene Skoropowski Retires – David Kutrosky Takes
the Helm
4. Fiscal Year 2009 Ridership and Revenue results
5. Update on Fare increase effective November 16, 2009
6. Upcoming Holiday Schedule
Capitol Corridor regular schedule resumes November 23, 2009
The Union Pacific upgrade to track infrastructure near the
Suisun/Fairfield station will be completed on time on November 22,

Capitol Corridor will return to its full schedule beginning Monday,
November 23 2009.Â


Thanksgiving Travel Advisory
Extended Train Service for Train 553
On Wednesday, November 25, Capitol Corridor will run extended train
service between the Sacramento (SAC) and San Jose (SJC) stations.
Train 553 will stop at all stations between Sacramento and San Jose,
giving passengers who travel from Sacramento to the Bay Area an
additional evening travel option.
View the extended schedule between Oakland and San Jose on the Capitol
Corridor website.

CalTrain equipment for trains 542 & 553 – Wednesday November 25th ONLY
In order to maximize available seating capacity, CalTrain will provide
the Capitol Corridor a set of equipment to assist with the Holiday
travel rush. On Wednesday, November 25th only, Trains 542 and 553
will consist of Caltrain equipment, not the regular Amtrak California
equipment used for our service. Passengers planning to travel aboard
either of those trains on Wednesday should listen carefully to any
announcements made by conductors when the train pulls into the station
and be advised that limited snack service will be available.

One Ticket, One Seat
Please be mindful that this will be an extremely busy travel weekend.
As a courtesy to other passengers, please store your carry-on baggage
in the luggage racks, overhead bins, or on the floor under your seat
to keep seats open for riders during this busy time.

Avoid the Rush
Busiest travel days are Wednesday before and Sunday after
Thanksgiving. If traveling on Wednesday and want to avoid the crowds,
ride before noon or after 6:00 p.m. CCJPA officials urge passengers to
purchase tickets in advance. You can buy online at, at
QuikTrak ticket vending machines, or at ticket windows at staffed
stations. Passengers should allow plenty of time at stations prior to
departure – at least 45 minutes before if tickets need to be picked
up. Capitol Corridor’s entire timetable, parking, luggage guidelines
and ticketing information can be found online at

Weekend/Holiday Schedule
Capitol Corridor will operate a weekend/holiday schedule on
Thanksgiving Day and the Day after Thanksgiving- Thursday November 26
and Friday November 27, 2009.


Managing Director Eugene Skoropowski Retires – David Kutrosky Takes
the Helm
Elected officials, loyal passengers and rail professionals from all
over northern California joined members of the Capitol Corridor Joint
Powers Authority (CCJPA) Board of Directors on November 13 to bid
CCJPA Managing Director Eugene (Gene) Skoropowski a fond farewell.
Gene Skoropowski announced his retirement from the CCJPA effective
November 30, ending a brilliant ten-year career as top executive of
one the most successful intercity passenger rail services in the
nation. On November 18 at the CCJPA Board of Directors meeting, BART
General Manager Dorothy Dugger announced that Deputy Director David
Kutrosky will take over as CCJPA’s Managing Director, ensuring
continuity of Capitol Corridor’s successful service.
Read the latest (and final) Message to Riders from Gene Skoropowski,
Capitol Corridor’s retiring Managing Director
Fiscal Year 2009 Ridership and Revenue results
Review the year-end ridership and revenue results for Fiscal Year 2009
as well as the latest Capitol Corridor statistics for October 2009.
 View year end results and October’s performance report

Update on Fare increase effective November 16, 2009
As part of the CCJPA’s FY10 budget, the CCJPA instituted a fare
increases on Nov. 16, 2009. One-way fares are going up by 2% which
will correspond to a maximum increase of some fares by $1; other
one-way fares will remain unchanged.Â
Due to feedback from our passengers and current economic factors, the
price for multi-ride tickets will remain the same. The fare increase
for multi-ride tickets will be postponed until March 2010. At that
time, multi-ride ticket fares will increase by an average of 5-8%,
depending upon city pairs.Â
Upcoming Holiday Schedule
Capitol Corridor will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule on the
following dates:
Thursday, November 26, 2009 (Thanksgiving)
Friday, November 27, 2009 (Day after Thanksgiving)
Friday, December 25, 2009 (Christmas Day)
Friday, January 1, 2010 (New Year’s Day)


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