Capitol Corridor Trains Ready to Welcome Football Fans Traveling to Levi’s® Stadium this Sunday, August 17

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Capitol Corridor Offers Convenient, Traffic-Free Service and a 25% Fare Discount to and from the Santa Clara/Great America Station

OAKLAND, CA, August 14, 2014 – East Bay and Sacramento area football fans will be able to avoid traffic hassles and travel comfortably to the first pre-season game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara this Sunday, August 17, by taking the Capitol Corridor. Capitol Corridor trains stop at the Santa Clara/Great America station, which is an easy five-minute walk to the stadium, and it’s the only public transit option that allows fans to eat and drink while enjoying the ride. Fans can buy food and beverages – including beer, wine, and spirits– in the Café Car.

“For fans coming from Oakland, Richmond, Berkeley, Martinez – and especially Sacramento – Capitol Corridor is the most convenient way to get to the game, “said Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority Board Chair James Spering. “All of our trains have comfortable, spacious seating, wi-fi, and café cars stocked with tail gating goodies, so passengers can avoid traffic headaches and enjoy the ride to the game.”

Flexible Schedules to Accommodate Stadium Visitors
Capitol Corridor recently adjusted its train schedule to better accommodate stadium event-goers. The service makes more than a dozen trips between Sacramento and Silicon Valley each day, including weekends, so fans will have flexibility in choosing when they arrive at the stadium and even enjoy a little pre-game tailgating. For this Sunday’s football game, for example, there are three trains from Sacramento that arrive in Santa Clara before the 1:00 p.m. start time, and there are several options for the return trip home. Capitol Corridor added a morning trip from Auburn as well to get Gold Country fans to the stadium in time for kickoff, as well as a return trip departing Santa Clara at 5:24 pm.

Easy Online Ticketing and Special Fare Discount
Capitol Corridor tickets can be purchased easily online, and for those passengers attending the game, there’s a 25% discount on fares to and from the Santa Clara/Great America Station. To purchase a ticket online and receive the discount, fans should go to, and follow the link in the “Special Offers” and “Promotions” section. Tickets can also be purchased from a station ticket agent, at a Ticket Kiosk kiosk, or from a train conductor when boarding at an unstaffed station by using the special discount code on Capitol Corridor’s stadium web page.

Getting to and from the Stadium
The Santa Clara/Great America station is an easy, five-minute walk to the stadium entrance. Capitol Corridor has put together guidelines to help fans get from the station to the stadium.

Before the Game:

  • Upon arrival at the Santa Clara/Great America Station, walk up the stairway to Tasman Dr. and take a left toward the Stadium and Gate F.
  • For wheelchair or special assistance, look for a Stadium Guest Services Attendant and table near the center of the station platform. There will be access to a limited number of staffed golf carts for those who are mobility impaired. This assistance will be available three hours prior to kickoff.
  • Since the NFL limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the stadium, passengers should visit for more information.

After the Game:

  • Allow plenty of time and arrive at the train station at least 20 minutes prior to the train’s departure time.
  • Exit the stadium through Gate F and walk back to the station via Tasman Dr. There will be signs directing you to walk down the stairway to the train platform.
  • For wheelchair or special assistance, contact a Guest Services Attendant or proceed to Gate F, where assistance will be available.
  • While waiting for the train, remain behind the yellow line and be vigilant of all passing trains including ACE and freight trains.

About Capitol Corridor®

The Capitol Corridor serves 17 stations along the 170-mile rail corridor connecting Placer, Sacramento, Yolo, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, and Santa Clara counties, paralleling both the I-80/I-680 and I-880 corridors in segments from Sacramento to San Jose. The CCJPA partners with Amtrak, Union Pacific Railroad, Caltrans and the communities comprising the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) to offer cost-effective intercity passenger rail and offers a convenient way to travel between the Sierra Foothills, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley/San Jose. For details about the Capitol Corridor, visit or call 1-877-974-3322. Join us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at