Linsey Ettlin Press Releases

June 10, 2013
Contact: Media Relations
510 238.4360


Book online at least 24 hours in advance

OAKLAND – Summer is the perfect time for new adventures, quick getaways and spending time with friends and family. This summer, make it easy on the wallet when you get onboard the Capitol Corridor with a new Take 5 fare.

Ideal for families or groups, just purchase one full fare train ticket and bring up to five additional passengers for only $5 each, each way. So make the most of free time this summer, and take the train to enjoy traffic-free, hands-free, stress-free travel.

“What a perfect way to travel with your family and friends this summer,” said Managing Director, David Kutrosky. “Our Take 5 discount makes it easy to visit Old Sacramento with your little ones, or check out a game in Oakland, or go shopping with friends in San Francisco…and avoid I-80 traffic too!”

This online-only discount offer must be booked at least 24 hours in advance and is valid for travel through September 1, 2013 every day except Mondays and Fridays. For more information, visit amtrak.com/take5 or call 1-877-9-RIDE CC.

Example One-Way Fares (effective June 12, 2013)

Sacramento – Oakland $29
Sacramento – Martinez, CA $19
Sacramento – San Jose, CA $40
Davis – Emeryville/SF $27/$30
San Jose, CA – Berkeley, CA $19
Martinez – Oakland $14

Terms and Conditions:
Offer is exclusively available at Amtrak.com/Take5 via the Capitol Corridor web site. Valid for sale April 22 – August 31, 2013. Valid for travel May 11 – September 1, 2013 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays only. Blackout dates: all Fridays and Mondays. Advance reservations are required a minimum of one (1) day prior to travel. This offer features a $5 rail fare for up to (5) five companions traveling with a paid regular (full) fare adult. Valid for travel on the Capitol Corridor service, except not valid on train #542 and associated Thruways for train #542. This offer is valid for travel on Thruways that serve the following cities only: San Francisco, Auburn, Rocklin, Roseville and Colfax, California. Travel is prohibited on all additional Thruways that serve the Capitol Corridor route. This offer is valid for coach seats. Seating is limited; seats may not be available on all trains at all times. The companions and regular full fare passenger must travel together on the same itinerary and have tickets issued together. The companions are subject to the same restrictions and conditions as the regular full fare passenger. In addition to the discount restrictions, this offer is also subject to any restrictions, blackouts, and refund rules that apply to the type of fare purchased. Fares, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Once travel has begun, no changes to the itinerary are permitted. Not combinable with any other discount offer.
Other restrictions may apply.

About Capitol Corridor®
The Capitol Corridor serves seventeen 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 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 capitolcorridor.org or call 1-877-974-3322. Join us on Facebook at facebook.com/CapitolCorridor and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CapitolCorridor

About Amtrak®:
Amtrak is America’s Railroad®, the nation’s intercity passenger rail service and its high-speed rail operator. A record 31.2 million passengers traveled on Amtrak in FY 2012 on more than 300 daily trains – at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) – that connect 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Amtrak operates intercity trains in partnership with 15 states and contracts with 13 commuter rail agencies to provide a variety of services. Enjoy the journey® at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and more information. Join us on facebook.com/Amtrak and follow us at twitter.com/Amtrak.