Capitol Corridor to begin service to Santa Clara/University station on Monday, May 21, 2012

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Capitol Corridor trains will begin service to Caltrain’s Santa Clara station starting Monday, May 21, 2012. The station, which is owned by Caltrain, is located at: 1001 Railroad Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95050.
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.
The addition of this stop to the Capitol Corridor route provides convenient access to Santa Clara University, San Jose’s Mineta International Airport and a seamless connection to Caltrain and ACE train services.

Capitol Corridor schedule changes to take effect Monday, May 21, 2012

The following changes will go into effect on Monday, May 21, 2012 as Capitol Corridor begins service to our new station stop at Santa Clara/University:
— 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.

Additional Information about the Santa Clara/University station stop:

— Capitol Corridor will soon install a Passenger Information Display Sign on the platform to give riders updates on when a Capitol Corridor train will be arriving and boarding. In the meantime, sign up for our e-Updates program to receive service alerts and advisories.
— Initially there will be no self service ticket machine (Ticket Kiosk) at the Santa Clara/University Station but we are arranging for installation. Passengers are invited to use e-Ticketing online or purchase tickets with their cell phones. At this time monthly or 10-ride tickets are not available through e-Ticketing or from the Conductor on board. Please purchase 10 ride or monthly tickets online at or at a staffed Amtrak station.
While new printed timetables are not yet available for this change in service, you can view a .PDF schedule on the Capitol Corridor website.