CC Rail Mail: Win Tickets for USS Potomac Santa Cruise, Friends & Family Travel Savings, Parking at Santa Clara/Great America Station

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Win Tickets for 12/18 Santa Cruise Aboard the USS Potomac

USS Potomac During the Holidays

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than by taking the family on a cruise aboard the USS Potomac, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential yacht from 1936 to 1945. The yacht, which is docked in Jack London Square in Oakland, will be decorated festively for the holidays. Santa will pay a visit, and there’ll be cookies, cocoa, and candy canes for all to enjoy! To win four tickets on this special one-hour holiday cruise scheduled 4-5pm on Friday, December 18, just visit our Facebook page, and share one item from your holiday wish list in the comments section of the top post. Deadline is 5pm on Friday, December 11.

From the Blog: Capitol Corridor is Your Ticket to Holiday Ice Skating

Sacramento Downtown Ice

This holiday season, you can take the Capitol Corridor to great ice skating destinations along our route in downtown Sacramento, San Jose, and San Francisco. What’s more, Capitol Corridor riders can take advantage of special offers in Sacramento and San Jose by showing their train ticket! Visit our blog for our holiday ice rink picks.

Travel Together & Save Over the Holidays with “Friends & Family”

Friends & Family

There’s nothing better than traveling with loved ones, especially over the holidays. This season why not plan a trip aboard the Capitol Corridor, and bring friends or family along for the ride. With our “Friends & Family” deal, you can buy one full-fare ticket and get up to five companion fares for 50% off. You can use the money you save on the train to have more fun at your destination – whether it’s a shopping excursion in San Francisco or Berkeley, a trip to Old Town Sacramento, or a family visit in San Jose. Visit our “Friends & Family” page to book your trip today!

Parking at Santa Clara/Great America Station to Close Temporarily in Preparation for Super Bowl

Levi's Stadium Parking

Whether you’re a football fan or not, you won’t be able to escape football frenzy in the Bay Area this winter with the championship game scheduled for Sunday, February 7, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. We don’t know the teams playing yet, but we do know the game (and many of the related events taking place in the week preceding the game) will affect traffic and transportation throughout the region. While many of the logistics are still being worked out, we can say now that starting January 4, 2016 and through mid-February, parking at both the VTA-owned lot at the south end of Stars & Stripes Blvd. and the Levi’s Stadium-owned Yellow Lot 3 will be unavailable for parking by train passengers. Alternate parking is being worked out, and as soon as we have that information, we’ll share it with you. Stay tuned for more service information in the upcoming weeks leading up to the game!

Broadway Shuttle in Downtown Oakland Wants Your Input!

Free Broadway Shuttle

If you use the free Broadway Shuttle to access Capitol Corridor at the Jack London Square station, we encourage you to participate in a survey being conducted by the City of Oakland. The City is soliciting community feedback about proposed improvements to the Broadway Shuttle (a.k.a. “B Shuttle” or “Free B”) in downtown Oakland. Proposed improvements to the B Shuttle include service and route expansions, stop improvements, enhancements to speed up the service, and a possible conversion of the existing bus shuttle service to an Enhanced Bus or Streetcar service. The survey will take approximately 4-5 minutes. Visit for more information about the proposed improvements.