CC Rail Mail: Special Late Train for A’s 50th Anniversary Game, SF Bay Getaway Contest, Amtrak Double Days, and more!

Philip Krayna CC Rail Mail & Newsletters

Game Train

Oakland A’s Anniversary Game Train on April 17

Great news A’s fans! The Capitol Corridor is running a special late return train for the A’s 50th Anniversary game on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:05pm. Train 550 has been rescheduled to depart the Oakland Coliseum Station 30 minutes later than usual, so fans won’t have to miss a minute of the Green and Gold in action! The special train schedule is now available in the booking system as Train 1550, departing Oakland at 10:30pm and arriving in Sacramento at 12:39am the next day, with all stops in between. Be sure to take advantage of our 25% off travel deal for this and all Oakland A’s home games!


Every Ride

Tell Us Your Story to Win a San Francisco Bay Getaway 

Do you have a special memory or funny story about taking the Capitol Corridor? If so, we want to hear all about it! Enter our “Every Ride Has a Story” contest for a chance to win one of three great prizes. The lucky Grand Prize winner will receive a fabulous San Francisco Bay Getaway featuring a two-night stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina, as well as Tideline ferry tickets to visit San Francisco, and, of course, train tickets on the Capitol Corridor. The contest is open through June 1, 2018, but don’t wait till then — we want to hear your story now, as all will be featured on our contest website,

Amtrak Pier 39 Bus Stop closed

Use our Destinations Page to Spark your Next Trip Idea

If you’re looking for some local travel inspiration, look no further than the Capitol Corridor website. You may already be receiving Weekend Picks, which features events going on every weekend along the route. Now we’ve launched a Destinations Page to help inspire fun travel ideas any day of the week or time of year! In addition to the latest Weekend Picks, you’ll find handy guides to cities along our route, family-friendly destinations, places to eat and drink, biking trails, sports and entertainment venues, and more!

Spring Doule Days

Earn More this Spring During Amtrak Double Days

Double Points are back from Amtrak Guest Rewards®! Earn 2X the points on the Capitol Corridor and other Amtrak travel from March 19 through May 19, during Double Days℠. You’ll also earn up to 6X the points with special offers from Amtrak partners. See more details and register today! Not a member yet? Join Amtrak Guest Rewards, and you’ll be automatically registered for Double Days. Terms and conditions apply.

Emeryville Station

Minor Delays Possible April 1 – May 3 Due to Overnight Track Maintenance

During select weeks between April 1 and May 3, Union Pacific will be conducting important track maintenance between the Oakland Jack London Square and Richmond stations. Resulting delays, if any, should not exceed 15 to 20 minutes. The work, which involves replacing rail ties, will be conducted overnight from approximately 9:30pm to 5:30am during the scheduled work periods to minimize service disruption. Visit our website for specifics about trains and dates that could be impacted.