December 5, 2008

Linsey Ettlin CC Rail Mail & Newsletters

In this issue:
Gene’s Holiday Message to Riders
Reminder: Capitol Corridor Onboard Food and Beverage Policy
Holiday Travel Tips & Schedule
Back by popular demand- the Pot Roast Sandwich
Limited Wi-Fi Trial on Capitol Corridor Trains
Gene’s Holiday Message to Riders
Read the latest Message to Riders from Capitol Corridor’s Managing Director, Eugene Skoropowski. See what Gene has to say about 2008, looking forward to 2009 and what he’s asking Washington to put in his stocking this year.
Read the Holiday Message to Riders at
Reminder: Capitol Corridor Onboard Food and Beverage Policy
‘Tis the season to celebrate the holidays with your friends and fellow passengers. In order to keep the onboard merriment fun for all, we ask that you please be mindful of the following Capitol Corridor food and beverage policies:
– Passengers are permitted to bring personal food onboard,
but it may not be consumed in the Cafe Car.
– Amtrak staff cannot prepare non-purchased food for your consumption.
– Alcoholic beverages may be consumed onboard only if
purchased in the Cafe Car. Consumption of personal alcohol
is not permitted onboard.
Holiday Travel Tips & Schedule
The Holiday Season is one of the busiest travel periods aboard Capitol Corridor Trains. Below are some travel tips to help make your trip as comfortable and convenient as possible during the hustle and bustle of the season.
– Book tickets in advance online! If you can travel on alternate dates or at off-peak times like early in the morning or late in the evening, your train may be less crowded.
– If you purchased your ticket online, scan your confirmation page at a Ticket Kiosk machine for a quick and convenient way to pick up your actual tickets. Your confirmation page will not be accepted onboard in lieu of an actual ticket.
– Carry a valid, government-issued photo I.D. with you at all times. Proper identification is required to purchase tickets and ride Capitol Corridor trains and motorcoaches.
– Arrive at the station early to allow plenty of time to find parking, get your tickets, and get on the train safely. If you are boarding from a staffed station and do not pick-up or purchase your ticket before boarding the train, you will be charged a penalty fee for purchasing your ticket onboard the train.
– If your trip includes a motorcoach bus connection, please book in advance to ensure yourself a seat.
– Mark your luggage with proper identification tags and keep it with you at all times. As a reminder, Capitol Corridor allows passengers to bring aboard 2 pieces of carry-on luggage (Each bag must be less than 50lbs. and not exceed 28″ x 22″ x 14″ inches in size).
– As a courtesy to other passengers, please store your carry-on baggage in the luggage racks, overhead bins, or on the floor under your seat to keep seats open for riders during this busy time.
Capitol Corridor will operate a weekend/holiday schedule on the following dates:
Christmas Day- Thursday, December 25, 2008
New Year’s Day- Thursday, January 1, 2009
Back By Popular Demand- The Pot Roast Sandwich
You have spoken…and we listened. Back by popular demand is the pot roast sandwich on an onion roll. Visit the Cafe Car today and enjoy a hot sandwich on your ride home.
Limited Wi-Fi Trial on Capitol Corridor trains this December
The CCJPA is partnering with Hobnob, a Bay Area-based wireless network solutions firm, to offer a limited wireless network access trial to passengers during the weekdays of December 2008. Hobnob’s technological solution enables us to conduct the test program on a regular train schedule at no cost to you. We selected trains 523 and 542 for this pilot program, so if you want to try the wireless trail sit in car #1 (the car closest to the locomotive) on those trains.
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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