CC Rail Mail: Win Great America Passes, Changes to Connecting Bus Service, Café Car Service on Late-Night Trains

Philip Krayna CC Rail Mail & Newsletters

Kick Off Summer with a Trip to Great America and a Chance to Win Passes

Great America

With school out and blue skies ahead, now is the perfect time for a trip to California’s Great America. Conveniently located just one mile from the Santa Clara Great America Station, Great America is the Bay Area’s most exciting theme park. To kick off summer, we are giving away a set of four passes for the 2016 season! For your chance to win, visit our Facebook page before 5pm on Monday, June 20.

Changes to Connecting Bus Service Starting 6/20

Bus in Emeryville

Starting Monday, June 20, 2016, there will be schedule changes to many Capitol Corridor connecting bus routes. These changes are the result of train and bus service changes being implemented on the San Joaquin route, which includes the addition of one round-trip train between Bakersfield and the Bay Area starting June 20. There will be no changes to Capitol Corridor’s train schedule. See thenews story on our website for more details.

Café Car Service to Close on Late-Night Trains 548 and 549 Starting 6/20


Starting Monday, June 20, 2016 the Capitol Corridor will close the Café Car service on two weekday, late night trains – Train 548 and 549. Train 548 provides service from Oakland Coliseum to Sacramento, departing Oakland at 9:55pm, and Train 549 provides service between Sacramento and Oakland Coliseum, departing Sacramento at 6:50pm. This change is required to reduce costs associated with providing food service on certain off-peak trains.

From the Blog: Safety in Action on the Capitol Corridor

Safety Train

On Friday, June 10, Amtrak and Union Pacific Railroad operated a dedicated safety train on the Capitol Corridor route as part of International Level Crossing Awareness Day. The safety train, which traveled between the Oakland Jack London and Hayward stations, provided an opportunity for law enforcement and Capitol Corridor and Amtrak staff members to observe and assess safety at several major railroad crossings. Read the post on our blog to learn more.