OAKLAND, CA.,March 31, 2011â€”Many drivers who empty their wallets when filling up their gas tanks are learning that riding Capitol Corridor intercity passenger trains is a more affordable way to travel.Â This spring, rides are going to be even less expensive for seniors riding trains mid-week, families traveling on weekends and Aâ€™s fans going to the Oakland Coliseum.
â€œNow through the end of October, the Capitol Corridor is giving senior passengers, families and baseball fans a fare break,â€ Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) Chair Bob Franklin said.Â â€œFor the next six months you can save gas and money by ditching your cars and taking advantage of our Kids Ride Free on Weekends, Seniors Half-off Discount program or our 25% Fare Discount for Aâ€™s Fans traveling to regular season home games.â€
Kids Ride Free on Weekends Details
Promotion allows children aged 15 and under to ride for free on weekends now through October 30, 2011
Free rides are applicable for up to two children who are accompanied by a full-fare paying adultÂ Â
Passengers must use discount code V486 when buying tickets to get the Kids Ride Free discount
Children traveling alone are not entitled to a children’s discount
Senior Half-Off Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Seniors aged 62 and over can save 50% off their travel aboard Capitol Corridor trains if they travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, now through October 27, 2011 (this is a huge savings from Capitol Corridorâ€™s everyday 15% senior discount)
To take advantage of this offer, refer to discount code V730 when buying your ticket and select “adult” as passenger type when booking travel
25% Fare Discount to Aâ€™s Home Games
Aâ€™s fans must use 25% discount code H855 when purchasing tickets
Valid for travel to Coliseum Station on dates of Oakland Aâ€™s home games only
Tickets for all of these promotions may be purchased online at capitolcorridor.org, at a staffed station, a Ticket Kiosk ticket vending kiosk, or onboard, if boarding from an unstaffed station. For complete details on our Kids Ride Free on Weekends, the mid-week Senior Half-off Discount and the 25% Fare Discount for Aâ€™s home games, visit our website at capitolcorridor.org or call 1-877-974-3322 for assistance.
About Capitol Corridor
The Capitol Corridor intercity rail service was made possible by Californians who voted to provide capital funding for passenger trains in 1990.Â The Capitol Corridor serves sixteen 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, viable and safe 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.Â For more information visit capitolcorridor.org.