May 18, 2012
Capitol Corridor to Add Stop in Santa Clara
Passenger Rail Service to Caltrain Santa Clara/University Station To Begin Monday May 21
OAKLAND, CALIF., May 18, 2012 — Northern Californians heading to and from Silicon Valley will have an added travel option beginning Monday, May 21 2012 when Capitol Corridor begins service to Caltrain Santa Clara/University Station. The station is located at 1001 Railroad Avenue in Santa Clara and provides convenient access to Santa Clara University, San Jose’s Mineta International Airport and a seamless cross-platform connection to Caltrain and ACE train services.
This new station stop for the Capitol Corridor will be referred to as the Santa Clara/University Station stop (station code SCC) in the Amtrak and Capitol Corridor system timetables.
Capitol Corridor Schedule Changes Effective Monday, May 21, 2012
Because the Santa Clara/University Station is an added stop, it will result in the following schedule changes:
* Train 538 will begin operating 10 minutes later for all stops along the Capitol Corridor route. The departure time from San Jose will now be 3:10pm. Please note the schedule for connecting buses from Thruway stops in San Francisco for train 538 will not change.
* Capitol Corridor will add two minutes in the run time for trains going to and from San Jose/Diridon and Santa Clara/University Station. The additional time will be added to all stops between Santa Clara/Great America Station and Oakland Coliseum Station.
Capitol Corridor will soon install a digital Passenger Information Display Sign on the platform to give riders updates on when a Capitol Corridor train will be arriving and boarding. For the new Capitol Corridor schedule effective May 21, 2012 or to sign up for service alerts visit capitolcorridor.org.
Ticket Purchasing Options
Capitol Corridor crews are also planning to install a self service ticket machine (Ticket Kiosk) at the Santa Clara/University Station. In the meantime, single-ride customers can use the eTicketing option to get tickets online or via their smart phones. Multiride monthly or 10-ride tickets are not available through eTicketing or from the Conductor on board, for those types of tickets you need to buy at a staffed Amtrak station or online at Amtrak.com.
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. An extensive, dedicated motorcoach network provides bus connections to the train. Together, these systems serve the second-largest urban service area in the Western United States. In July 1998, the management of the service was transferred to the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), which oversees the service with day-to-day management and staff support from San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). 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