December 30, 2008

Priscilla Kalugdan CC Rail Mail & Newsletters

Capitol Corridor News – December 2008
Holiday Schedule
Special Service Advisory for New Year’s Eve
Stitch ‘n Ride is back
Wi-Fi Trial aboard Capitol Corridor Trains ends 12/31
Happy New Year from CCJPA!
Holiday Schedule
Capitol Corridor will operate a weekend/holiday schedule on the
following date:
New Year’s Day – Thursday, January 1, 2009
Special Service Advisory for Wednesday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)
Due to traffic and crowd congestion for the San Francisco New Year’s
fireworks display near along the Embarcadero, the following changes
will be in effect for motorcoach Route 99 (Emeryville-San Francisco)
beginning at 6:00pm on Wednesday, December 31, 2008:
– There will be no service at the Pier 39 or Hyatt Regency motorcoach
– The Ferry Building motorcoach stop will be moved to the corner of
Spear Street and Mission Street, which is two blocks from the Ferry
These changes will affect passengers traveling on trains:
– From SF to Emeryville – 544, 546, 548
– From Emeryville to SF – 549, 551, 553
Capitol Corridor will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule on
Thursday, January 1, 2009. Regular weekday service will resume on
Friday, January 2, 2009.
Stitch ‘n Ride tickets now on sale
Hello train-riding knitters & crocheters! Capitol Corridor is very
happy to announce that tickets are now on sale for our annual Stitch
‘n Ride train to Stitches West 2009! Join us on Saturday, February 28,
2009 aboard a special train dedicated just for yarn lovers that will
incorporate many of the fun features you have come to enjoy during
past Stitch ‘n Ride events – like goody bags and prize giveaways.
Traveling via train, you’ll enjoy the company of other knitters and
crocheters traveling to the convention, share ideas and showcase your
latest finished projects to others. It’s a fantastic traffic-free way
to travel to the convention, plus it’s pleasant, easy and
cost-effective! Capitol Corridor will provide a free shuttle from the
train station to the convention center for our Stitch n’ Ride event on
February 28th or, you can enjoy a short 10-15 minute walk to the
convention center.
For more information visit:
Wi-Fi Trial on Capitol Corridor trains ends 12/31
After a very informative and successful trial with Hobnob, December’s
free wireless internet on trains 523 and 542 will end on December 31
with 523’s run to San Jose. (Train 542 will not have Wi-Fi on
December 31, 2008)
CCJPA and Hobnob each learned valuable information about Capitol
Corridor passenger use. Collectively, much more bandwidth was
utilized than had been anticipated. CCJPA will take these lessons to
heart and is already using the data to design a network to be deployed
on all trains that can provide a complimentary/free wireless internet
connection with sufficient bandwidth and other network characteristics
to provide a good experience to train riders.
CCJPA plans to obtain such a network over the course of 2009 and it
will likely be rolled out in stages. Of course, with recent State
budget issues putting a temporary hold on some sources of funding,
coupled with initiatives at the Federal level to develop projects that
create jobs and have positive environmental/energy effects, the
funding for building such a network is in flux. CCJPA will continue to
work through the timing issues involved with these funding changes and
will even explore financing a network, if required.
In January, CCJPA plans to conduct surveys on board trains 523 and 542
to ask follow-up questions about the experience of those who utilized
the network during December 2008.
More Information about Wi-Fi on the Capitol Corridor
For information about Capitol Corridor service, visit or call 1-877-9RIDECC (1-877-974-3322).
Try our automated train status feature! Call 1-877-9RIDECC
(1-877-974-3322) and press “1”. Or check online at
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