Planning your first trip on Capitol Corridor? Whether you are organizing a fun trip for yourself, or if you are considering using Capitol Corridor to get to work, here are some tips on how to get the most out of your trip.
Research Routes & Schedules
Prepare For Your Trip
Arrive At The Station
- Arrive at the station 15 minutes before your departure – earlier if you need to park your car, purchase tickets, or need extra time.
- Electronic platform signs and station announcements will indicate your train’s estimated time of arrival.
- Stay behind the yellow line while waiting for the train.
- When crossing to another platform, cross only at the designated pedestrian crossing area.
Board Your Train
- Check the platform signs to confirm your train (it will say “Boarding” next to the train number.)
- If you are bringing a bicycle on board, look for the car with the bike decal.
- The Café Cars are usually in the middle of the train and are marked with a decal.
- If you need any help, ask a conductor or any station personnel.
Enjoy The Ride
- All Capitol Corridor trains have spacious seating, free Wi-Fi, electrical charging outlets, and a Café Car with food and beverages for sale.
- Store personal items under the seat or in the overhead bin.
- If you move seats during the trip, take your seat check with you.
- If you get up for any reason, take along valuables, such as phones, computers, or cameras.
- For more information about what you can expect on board a Capitol Corridor train, visit our On Board Experience
- Capitol Corridor has convenient connections with BART at the Richmond and Oakland Coliseum stations, and we sell BART tickets and SF Muni tokens in the Café Car.
- Capitol Corridor offers free transfers to other connecting transit providers.
- Learn the code for stations you frequent, and the number of your scheduled train. These will be displayed on your ticket and on platform signs.