The Super Bowl Countdown is On!
As you may know, Super 50 will be played this year at Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday, February 7. With service to the Santa Clara/Great America Station, just steps from the stadium, Capitol Corridor is a proud transportation partner. Please see our new web page dedicated solely to the Super Bowl, www.capitolcorridor.org/SB50. On this page, you’ll find information about special gameday service and train ticket sales, plus how regular service will be impacted, including suspension of some service to and from San Francisco bus stops (except Transbay Terminal) beginning on January 23. For more details on how service will be impacted leading up to and during the Super Bowl, you can view the News story on our website.
Amtrak Introduces New Guest Rewards Program
On January 24, 2016, Amtrak will launch a new Guest Rewards Program that will make redeeming travel points easier for Capitol Corridor customers. Under the new program, the redemption minimum has been lowered to 800 points, compared to the current minimum of 1,500 points. There will also be more redemption opportunities, an enhanced booking experience on Amtrak.com and the Amtrak mobile app, elimination of blackout dates, and expanded opportunities to use the program for Amtrak travel and beyond. Currently, Guest Rewards members receive a 100-point minimum on each segment of their trip, including bus connections. With the new program, AGR members will receive two points for every dollar spent on Amtrak train travel, independent of travel segments. And, with the introduction of the Amtrak Guest rewards Credit Card, members can earn more points on Amtrak purchases, other travel purchases and items from a number of retailers. For more details on the new Guest Rewards program, visit www.AmtrakGuestRewards.com/RideOn.
Win Harlem Globetrotters Tickets!
The Harlem Globetrotters are making stops in the Bay Area as a part of their 90th anniversary tour, and we’re giving away four tickets to watch them play at Oracle Arena in Oakland and SAP Center in San Jose! Visit our Facebook page before Noon PST on Monday, January 11, for your chance to experience the Globetrotters’ basketball wizardry.
Take the Capitol Corridor to SF Beer Week
From January 22 to 31, the Bay Area will host more than 500 beer events as a part of SF Beer Week. Whether you’re a beer aficionado or just looking for a good time, this is a celebration not to be missed. Over 10 days, participants will enjoy special beer releases, tap takeovers, festivals, food pairings, beer dinners, educational sessions, and more. Even better, you can forget about designating a driver and take the Capitol Corridor for easy travel to fun Beer Week events in San Francisco, the East Bay, and the South Bay. Plus, with our Friends and Family offer, you can bring along up to five companions for 50% off with the purchase of one full-fare ticket. Visit www.SFBeerWeek.org to learn more and see the full schedule of events.
Hundreds of Special Offers, Courtesy of Chinook Book and Capitol Corridor
As a special thank you to our riders, we’ve teamed up with Chinook Book to give you exclusive access to over 200 discounts to local businesses and destinations. Visit www.chinookbook.com/capitolcorridor for more details.
Rider Tip: Hover Boards Prohibited from Trains
Effective January 7th, 2016, Amtrak will prohibit the transportation of hover boards onboard trains and thruway buses, as well as the use of hover boards at stations. For the safety of all passengers, please refrain from bringing hover boards into stations or aboard trains and buses as carry-on baggage, checked baggage, or personal items.
Business Plan Public Workshops – Dates Announced!
Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority staff will hold public workshops to review the draft FY 2016-17 – FY 2017-18 Business Plan between January 25 and 28. Workshops will be held on board late afternoon/evening trains and one workshop will be held in Oakland. Look for exact dates/times as well as the draft Business Plan in our next CC Rail Mail.