Capitol Corridor Service to Warriors Parade in Downtown Oakland
Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors for winning the NBA Finals! There will be a celebratory parade and rally Friday, June 19. If you’re heading to Oakland on Capitol Corridor, be sure to check out our service and trip planning information. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Broadway and 11th St., which is easily accessible by BART’s 12th St. and 19th St. stations (transfer to BART at Richmond or Oakland Coliseum) or by a 15-minute walk from the Jack London Square Amtrak station. Capitol Corridor will operate according to the regular weekday schedule, and no extra service will be added.
Limited Access to Truckee Depot Bus Stop During Truckee Thursdays
Every Thursday until August 20, 2015, from 2:30 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m., Donner Pass Rd. will be closed to ALL vehicle traffic for the weekly Truckee Thursdays street festival. The Capitol Corridor Thruway Bus service will not have access to the Truckee Depot during this time.
An alternate drop-off/pick-up location will be available in the parking lot behind the Truckee Beacon Gas Station at 10009 Donner Pass Rd., at the corner of Donner Pass Rd. and Bridge St.
Normal service will be available to and from the Truckee Depot during non-festival days and before 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
Regular Weekday Service on July 3
On Friday, July 3, Capitol Corridor service will operate according to the regular weekday schedule instead of the weekend-holiday schedule, as listed in the Capitol Corridor timetable. This change will provide passengers with more travel options for the July 4th weekend. When planning your travel for Friday, July 3, please refer to the regular weekday train times.
RocketBoat: The Ultimate High-Speed Thrill Ride on San Francisco Bay!
Calling all thrill seekers: hang on tight for the most exhilarating ride of your life aboard RocketBoat! RocketBoat is the wildest and fastest thrill ride on the San Francisco Bay, and it’s easy to get there this summer on the Capitol Corridor. After a relaxing train ride and easy bus connection to downtown San Francisco, you’ll hop aboard the RocketBoat, and for 30 minutes, fly across the Bay under the steady hand of one of the veteran captains at the wheel. Enjoying epic views and a classic Rock-n-Roll soundtrack, don’t be surprised if you find yourself coming back for a few more shots of adrenaline. With an infinite combination of twists and turns, it’s never the same ride twice!
To get you ready for summer and into the thrill-seeking spirit, Capitol Corridor and RocketBoat are giving you a chance to win RocketBoat tickets by commenting on our Facebook post by Wednesday, June 24. To enter, simply give us your best guess as to RocketBoat’s top speed! Two people who come closest to the correct answer will each win tickets for four on RocketBoat. If there are multiple people with the same answer, we will randomly choose two winners. RocketBoat runs seasonally, May through October. For more information, visit blueandgoldfleet.com.
Rider Tip – See Track, Think Train
As a reminder, trains, whether it’s Capitol Corridor, freight, or some other service, can come from either direction at any time and can be very quiet. When you are around train tracks or at a station, obey all warning signs and signals and exercise caution when using headsets or cell phones. See tracks, think train!