Linsey Ettlin Press Releases

Temporary Schedule Changes in June
Beginning Tuesday, June 3, 2008, Union Pacific will be conducting trackwork that will significantly impact Capitol Corridor service until the work is done, which is expected to be on June 28, 2008. During the course of the track work, some morning and early afternoon Capitol Corridor trains will not operate between Martinez and Suisun/Fairfield. Instead, connecting buses will carry passengers between those two stations, and trains will operate on the remainder of the route on a modified schedule. Normal service is scheduled to resume on Thursday, June 29, 2008.
Union Pacific (UP) will upgrade track infrastructure (primarily railroad ties & bridges) between Benicia (North of Martinez) and Suisun/Fairfield. UP will install approximately 40,000 new wood ties at their own expense. This is the second installment of a multi-year track upgrade project between Oakland and Sacramento that will keep the railroad in good condition so trains can operate reliably.
Changes to Train Schedule
Four trains will be suspended during the construction period to give Union Pacific extra time to work. The following trains WILL NOT OPERATE from June 3, 2008- June 28, 2008:
Eastbound trains: #534, #746
Westbound trains: #533, #745
Changes to Motorcoach Connections
Some changes to connecting motorcoach service will also occur as a result of this track work. Motorcoach service changes include:
Emeryville to San Francisco
Westbound motorcoaches (traveling from Emeryville into San Francisco) will experience delays of approximately 35 minutes. Please refer to the temporary schedule on for departure times from Emeryville.
ROUTES 3 & 20
Sacramento to Marysville/Chico/Redding and Colfax/Reno:
Some motorcoach connections at Sacramento will depart approximately 25-30 minutes later to allow for connections from trains running on adjusted schedules.
Martinez Motorcoach Connections:
Motorcoach connections from trains 526, 533, 724, and 729 will depart at 10:40am
Motorcoach connections from trains 528, 535, 728, 733 will depart at 12:10pm
Motorcoach connections from trains 532, 541, 734, and 741 will depart at 3:45pm
San Jose Motorcoach Connections:
Motorcoach connections from trains 527 and 727 will depart at 11:30am
Motorcoach connections from trains 537 and 737 will depart at 3:55pm
For other motorcoach/train connections, motorcoach buses will wait for trains, in accordance with the temporary schedule.
Bicycle Advisory
Due to limited space aboard motorcoach buses used during the bus
bridge, Capitol Corridor strongly discourages cyclists from traveling
with their bicycles on affected trains between Suisun/Fairfield and Martinez
for the duration of the track work project. Please visit for the temporary bicycle policy that will be in effect during the trackwork.
For more Information
Passengers can find the temporary schedule for June 3-28, 2008 online at and posted at stations as well. For more information call 877-9-RIDECC (877-974-3322) or visit Passengers may also get service updates via email by signing up for CC Rail Mail, Capitol Corridor’s e-newsletter.