Capitol Corridor service during the BART strike

Linsey Ettlin News Archive, Service Alerts

BART service has been temporarily halted due to a labor strike. Presently, BART is not offering train service to any BART stations.

Capitol Corridor’s train service will continue uninterrupted, but the BART strike will affect Capitol Corridor passengers who use the Richmond or Oakland Coliseum station stops to transfer between BART and Capitol Corridor trains.

For Monday, July 1, 2013 all Capitol Corridor trains and connecting buses will operate regularly scheduled service, though transfers to BART at the Richmond and Oakland Coliseum stations are temporarily suspended.

The Richmond Amtrak / Capitol Corridor platform will remain open for Capitol Corridor and San Joaquin trains during the strike for those riders en route to Richmond or for those riders who originate there.

Capitol Corridor trains may carry more riders than usual, resulting in less available seating on board. Due to rail equipment demands, we are limited in our ability to add additional coaches to trains or increase service to accommodate extra ridership.

  • San Francisco-bound Passengers: If you normally transfer to BART at Richmond to get to SF, please plan to detrain at Emeryville to board a Route 99 connecting motorcoach. On Route 99 (EMY-SF) some schedules will have a limited number of extra buses to handle overflow of passengers who would normally transfer to BART at Richmond. Your ticket must indicate San Francisco as your destination stop. Please be patient as traffic conditions on the Bay Bridge will result in delays.
  • Berkeley or Oakland-bound Passengers: If you normally transfer to BART at Richmond to get to Downtown Berkeley or Downtown Oakland, please plan to detrain at our Berkeley or Oakland Jack London stations and connect to an AC Transit bus. Ask your conductor for free transit transfers when they punch your ticket. Please be aware that AC Transit is also involved in labor negotiations and there is a possibility that AC Transit buses may not operate on Monday, July 1, 2013. For AC Transit information and schedules, visit or call 511 from within the Bay Area.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our regular passengers and thank you for your cooperation. We will do our best to provide you with the level of service you are accustomed to.

We encourage you to call the Bay Area’s 511 information line, or visit for Bay Area transportation alternatives during the strike and the latest news.