CC Rail Mail: State Rail Assistance Award, Valentine’s Day Giveaway, Stitches West Discount & More!

Philip Krayna CC Rail Mail & Newsletters


Capitol Corridor Awarded $13.1 Million in State Rail Assistance Funds

We’re helping to keep California moving! In case you missed it, last week the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) approved several projects we submitted in December for State Rail Assistance (SRA) program funds made possible by the passage of Senate Bill 1 (SB 1). From the funds, totaling $51.9 million for seven agencies, the Capitol Corridor is receiving $13.1 million to be used through 2020 for projects that will allow us to improve service and expand frequency; enhance safety along the right-of-way; upgrade outdated signal systems to reduce train delays; and deliver better passenger information during service disruptions. We look forward to moving ahead on these vital projects to improve service and safety along the Capitol Corridor.

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Facebook recently updated it’s algorithm to prioritize content from friends, family, and groups. If you noticed that you’re not seeing posts from Capitol Corridor as much (or at all!) in your feed, you can fix that by going to our page on Facebook, selecting “Following”, and then checking “See First”, as shown in the screen shot above. The process is similar on your mobile device. It takes less than a minute and will ensure you continue to see helpful news items, fun travel ideas, and valuable fare promotions from the Capitol Corridor on your news feed!


From the Blog: Valentine’s Day and Wine

Love is in the air, and to help you and your special someone celebrate, we’ve found six spots along the route where you can enjoy each other’s company and a glass of wine . . . or two!

Read about these lovely wine spots to enjoy on Valentine’s Day (or any day!) and ENTER for a chance to WIN a pair of tastings to one of these fabulous wineries!

Courtesy Light at Richmond Station Means No More Running for the Train

If you regularly connect from BART to the Capitol Corridor at the Richmond Station, you may have noticed a new light on the platform. In partnership with BART, we installed this “courtesy light” to alert eastbound Capitol Corridor conductors of incoming northbound BART trains so they can wait a little longer for transferring passengers. This courtesy light came at the request of our riders, and we are glad to have had the opportunity to collaborate with BART on an easy and successful solution.

Stitches West Returns

Attention knitters and crocheters! Stitches West is coming to the Santa Clara Convention Center Thursday, February 22 through Sunday, February 25, and we’ve made it simple and affordable for you to get there! The Capitol Corridor is offering riders a 50% discount on train travel to the Santa Clara/Great America Station, which is an easy 10 to 15-minute walk to the Convention Center. This offer is valid for sale until Friday, February 23, and valid for travel from Wednesday, February 21, to Monday, February 26.