CC Rail Mail: Special Train to Levi’s Stadium, Prize Giveaways, Baggage Policy Change, and Bus Stop News

Philip Krayna CC Rail Mail & Newsletters

Special Train for 10/22 49ers Game

Special Train to Levi's Stadium for 49ers game

Back by popular demand! San Francisco 49er fans will be happy to know that we’ve added a special late night return train for fans attending the 49ers game at Levi’s Stadium on Thursday, October 22 against the Seattle Seahawks. Special train 552 will depart from the Great America-Santa Clara Station at 9:30 p.m. and stop at all stations along the route to Sacramento. Tickets for this special train can be purchased online in advance starting October 1. Get the best rate by booking with our Friends and Family 50% off discount.

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Capitol Corridor recently revamped its blog, Get on Board, and we’re updating it frequently with fun and interesting articles, including “Cappy’s Weekend Picks” for ideas on what to do along the Capitol Corridor route. If you’re not already signed up to receive notifications about new Get on Board content, be sure to add this feature to your eNews subscriber preferences. Anyone who subscribes to Get on Board by Friday, October 9 will be included in a random drawing to win great prizes, including tour passes for the USS Potomac in Oakland’s Jack London Square, tickets to the California State Railroad Museum, and our lovable Cappy plush toys. To add the blog to your eNews subscription, all you have to do is type in the email you used to subscribe to CC Rail Mail on the subscriber page, click the “Save” button, then “Subscriber Preferences”, and finally “Add Subscriptions.” By checking “Get on Board Blog” and “Save”, you’ll be notified when new articles are posted.

New Amtrak Baggage Policy Effective 10/1

New Amtrak policy for baggage and carry ons

Effective October 1, 2015, Amtrak will begin charging a $20 fee for excess and oversize baggage. While this policy change is unlikely to affect most Capitol Corridor passengers, it is a reminder that passengers may not bring on board more than two pieces of large carry-on luggage (bicycles included), plus two personal items (small bags, back backs, laptops, and purses). The larger, carry-on items must not exceed 50 lbs. and 28 x 22 x 14 inches, and the personal items must be smaller than 25 lbs. and 14 x 11 x 7 inches. The $20 excess baggage fee will be charged for any carry-on or personal items that exceed the quantity and/or size limits. At staffed stations, the fee will be collected at the station, and at unstaffed stations, it will be collected on board the train. Visit for the complete baggage policy.

Service Suspended at Pier 39 Bus Stop 10/4-10/12

Amtrak Pier 39 Bus Stop closed

Bus service at the Pier 39 connecting bus stop in San Francisco will be suspended on Sunday, October 4, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. due to the 39th annual Bridge to Bridge Run in San Francisco. This will affect service connecting to eastbound trains 720, 724, 728, and 732, and westbound trains 723 and 727. Bus service to the stop will resume after 1:00 p.m.; however, the stop will be closed again for service October 5-12 due to Fleet Week activities.

New Location for Santa Rosa Bus Stop Effective 10/5

The connecting bus stop located at the Federal Building (77 Sonoma Ave.) in Santa Rosa will be moving one mile northwest to 917 Edwards Ave., adjacent to Dick’s Sporting Goods. Service at the old stop will be discontinued after the last scheduled stop on Sunday, October 4, 2015. Service will begin at the new stop on Monday, October 5.

Rider Tip: Buy BART Tickets On Board and Save

BART ticket discount on Capitol Corridor

By connecting to BART from Capitol Corridor at our Richmond or Coliseum stations, you can go almost anywhere in the Bay Area, including San Francisco! As you’re planning your trip, don’t forget we offer discounted BART tickets in the Café Car. A $10 card costs just $8 on board Capitol Corridor – a great way to save!