FREE Transit Transfer Introduced
Oakland, CA – The locally managed Capitol Corridor rail passenger service is expanding and getting even more convenient for passengers between the Bay Area (San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose) and Sacramento.
To celebrate the start of four additional Capitol Corridor trains and the introduction of a complimentary Transit Transfer, a ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 24, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Oakland Amtrak Station, 2nd and Alice Streets. Scheduled speakers include Mayor Jerry Brown (invited); Tom Blalock, CCJPA Chair and BART Director; Irma Anderson, Richmond City Council Member; Eugene K. Skoropowski, Managing Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority; and Jay Commer, General Manager, Amtrak.
The four new trains were added to the schedule between Oakland and Sacramento to better serve the needs of both business and leisure travelers. Oakland departures are at 12:15 p.m., arriving in Sacramento at 2:25 p.m., and at 7:50 p.m., arriving at 10:00 p.m.
In addition to the four new trains, the Capitol Corridor has embarked on an enhanced Transit Transfer program to encourage and promote connecting transit services. The Transit Transfer gives passengers a free ride on any local AC Transit bus in the East Bay.
Here’s how it works. While en-route, ticket-carrying passengers ask the conductor aboard the train for an Amtrak Capitol Corridor Transit Transfer. The conductor will give the passenger a two-part validated transfer good through the dates punched on the transfer. One will be good for an immediate connection and one can be used within the validation date for a return trip to the train.
To capitalize on the unique intermodal connection at the Richmond/BART Amtrak Station, the Capitol Corridor is offering a 20% discount on BART tickets sold on-board Capitol Corridor trains. Capitol Corridor passengers can purchase a $5 BART ticket at the Club/Café Car for $4.