Capitol Corridor Prepares for Thanksgiving Travelers

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OAKLAND, CA November 19, 2009 — Traditionally, the day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year. To accommodate holiday passengers, on Wednesday, November 25, the Capitol Corridor Train 553 will stop at all stations between Sacramento and San Jose, giving passengers who travel from Sacramento to the Bay Area an additional evening travel option.
Capitol Corridor trains will run on a regular Weekday schedule on Wednesday.
Trains to Run Weekend/Holiday Schedule Thanksgiving Weekend
Capitol Corridor trains will run on a Weekend/Holiday schedule from Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29, 2009.

Holiday Travel Tips
Below are tips to help make your train trip as comfortable and convenient as possible during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Avoid the Rush: Busiest travel days are Wednesday before and Sunday after Thanksgiving. Purchase tickets early online at, QuikTrak ticket vending machines, or ticket windows at staffed stations. Allow plenty of time at stations prior to departure – at least 45 minutes before if tickets need to be picked up. If your trip includes a motorcoach bus connection, please book in advance to ensure yourself a seat. Print out your ticket confirmation and bring it with you aboard the bus.

Know the Limits: Note the limit of two carry-on bags per person (excluding laptops, purses, briefcases), and be sure all luggage is tagged with your name and address. Each bag must weigh less than 50 lbs.

Carry Photo ID: Passengers are required to show valid government-issued photo identification when purchasing tickets and to ride Capitol Corridor trains.

Riders can find the Capitol Corridor Weekend/Holiday schedule, parking information and detailed luggage guidelines online at