CC Rail Mail: Special Train for U2 Concert, Demo Bike Racks, #22DaysofGreen, CA Passenger Rail Summit, Sacramento River Cats, and Rider Tip

Philip Krayna CC Rail Mail & Newsletters

Capitol Corridor Running Special Late Train for U2 Concert at Levi’s® Stadium on May 17

U2 Concert Train

U2 fans . . . what’s almost as exciting as seeing your favorite band play at Levi’s Stadium? How about avoiding traffic and enjoying a cocktail along the way by travelling to and from the sold out show on the Capitol Corridor? We’ll be running a special late-night return train departing Levi’s Stadium promptly at 11:30pm, so you can leave the car at home and be part of U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the band’s classic album. Read here for all the details about this special service.

Oh, and to add to the excitement, we are going to be giving away tickets to this SOLD OUT show! Watch your email and our social channels later this month for details!

Seniors Save 50% on Midweek Travel

Take 5 and Senior Midweek

Back by popular demand is our Senior Midweek promotion. Now through August 31, 2017, seniors 62 and over can save 50% on their Capitol Corridor train fare when they travel any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Purchase tickets easily online, or by using the Discount Code V163 at a station from an agent or at a Ticket Kiosk vending machine.

Try Out Demo Bike Racks and Share Your Feedback

bike demo

Bike passengers may find a new bike storage rack on board the train. We are piloting new, demonstration racks that offer room for more bicycles. The racks will be up for approximately one month, and we will be collecting feedback during the pilot period via a survey.

The demo racks will only be available in one car (car 8203) each day, but we’ll be rotating it among different trains, so regular riders should be able to test the rack out at least once during the month-long demonstration period. For more information on the demonstration, click here.

Share Your Green Lifestyle with #22DaysofGreen and Win Travel on the Capitol Corridor


We love the photos you’ve shared so far for our #22DaysofGreencontest! You still have until Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, to share images that best capture how you, and your friends and family, are helping the environment. It could be a picture from your train ride, cycling to school or work, your family working in the garden, or hiking with friends. You can also share pictures that illustrate sustainable new ideas and tips such as recycling or repurposing hacks. Post the photo to one of our three social media accounts – Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter – and make sure you use the hashtag #22DaysofGreen and tag us @CapitolCorridor for a chance to win complementary train travel on the Capitol Corridor. We will pick one lucky winner randomly on Monday, April 24. For terms and conditions, click here.

Register Today for the 5th Annual California Passenger Rail Summit


Capitol Corridor is co-hosting the 5th Annual California Passenger Rail Summit on April 18-19 in Sacramento. Come join passenger rail policy makers, transportation agencies, freight and rail companies, and advocates to discuss the future of passenger rail service in California. This year’s summit includes an update from California High Speed Rail by CEO, Jeff Morales, a panel on sustainability, an in-depth discussion on new passenger rail vehicles, and a peek at our new Siemens Tier 4 Charger Locomotive. Join us for this year’s summit by registering today!

Catch the Sacramento River Cats in Action at Raley Field in Sacramento

Sacramento River Cats

Minor league baseball is America’s favorite pastime in its purest form – where families can get reasonably-priced tickets and still be close to the field. With baseball season underway, head to Sacramento to see the San Francisco Giants’ minor league team, the River Cats, in action. Raley Field is about a 20-minute walk or five-minute cab ride from the Sacramento Station, and with Train 553’s 10:30pm departure from Sacramento, you should have time to catch the last train home!

Plan your baseball outing today, and be sure to save with our Buy One, Get One Saturdays (through July 1, 2017) or Friends & Family promotions.

Rider Tip: One Ticket, One Seat Reminder

One Ticket One Seat

Ridership on Capitol Corridor trains continues to be on the upswing. That’s a good thing, but it also means passengers are having a harder time finding a place to sit because some of our riders (you know who you are!) are continuing to place their feet and/or personal items on empty seats around them. While it may be tempting for you to use these empty seats, please be considerate of those who are boarding the train after you by observing our One Ticket, One Seat Policy. Simply put, “one ticket, one seat” means your ticket entitles you to one seat. Personal items should be placed either on the floor in front of you or in the overhead bin. If you choose to use more than one seat, the conductor would be happy to sell you another ticket. Thank you for your cooperation!