Next Stop: Stars On Ice Ticket Contest, Placer County Fares, and Discount Travel to A’s Games

Philip Krayna CC Rail Mail & Newsletters

Enter for a Chance to Win Tickets to Stars On Ice at the SAP Center

Stars On Ice

Three years is a long time to wait for the next Winter Olympics, but fortunately, you won’t have to wait that long! Stars On Ice is coming to the Bay Area on Easter Sunday, April 5, featuring Olympic gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, World Champion Kimmie Meissner, and more—plus a special appearance from San Jose’s own Polina Edmunds. Enter our Facebook contest for a chance to win tickets for four to the show. The show begins at 4 p.m. on April 5 at the SAP Center, which is right across the street from the San Jose Diridon station. Comment by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, and we will randomly select three winners. To purchase tickets, visit:

Placer County Reduced Fares Extended Through September

Placer County Fare Reduction

Great news! Reduced fares for Placer County mutli-ride tickets have been extended through September 15, 2015. Ten-ride and monthly tickets are available at reduced prices for passengers traveling between any of the three Placer County stations (Auburn, Rocklin, and Roseville) and Davis or Sacramento. The reduced fare tickets may be purchased through September 15. Read more…

Let Capitol Corridor Take You Out to the Ball Game With 25% Off Train Fares to Athletics Home Games

A's Games

Spring is here, which means it’s time for baseball and discount fares to see the Oakland A’s play at the Coliseum! The A’s have their home season opener on Monday, April 6, and Capitol Corridor can take you there! The Coliseum station is located right next to the stadium, making it the most convenient and enjoyable way to get to the game. Plus, you can save 25% on travel when you take Capitol Corridor to see the team play! We can’t offer peanuts and cracker jacks, but the Café Car does offer a wide variety of light meals and beverages (including wine, beer, and spirits) to enjoy during the ride. Click here to book your discount train tickets.

Rider Tips: Stay Safe Around the Tracks

Railroad crossing

Rail related injuries and fatalities occur all across the country, and unfortunately Capitol Corridor is no exception. In light of the increasing number of trespasser incidents we’ve experienced over the past months, we would like to remind passengers that rail accidents are completely avoidable by exercising these safety precautions when in the vicinity of train tracks:

  • Cross tracks only at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings. Do not walk along the tracks or cross at an undesignated location.
  • When driving in your car, stop behind the safety line as soon as the crossing gate lights flash and the gates start to lower. Do not attempt to beat the train—trains travel at fast speeds, cannot stop quickly, and cannot steer out of your way if you get stuck on the tracks.
  • Stay behind the yellow line when waiting for the train at the station. If there are multiple platforms, do not cross over to the other platforms until your train has stopped and you have looked both ways to make sure no other trains are approaching.
  • Be alert when around trains or train tracks. Avoid texting, using headphones, or other distractions that might prevent you from hearing and seeing an approaching train.

Courtesy Reminder—Use Your “Inside Voice” on the Train

Lowered Voices

Traveling with others is a great experience—you can chat with your friends, play games with your family, or swap stories with a neighbor. Just make sure to be aware of your noise level so as not to disturb other passengers. The same goes for listening to music and watching videos. Not everyone shares the same musincal tastes, so headphones must not emit any sound audible to others. Quiet Cars are available on select weekday trains for passengers who want a little extra peace and quiet, but as a common courtesy please keep noise at a reasonable level in all cars on the train.