I want to apologize for the train delays that many of you experienced this morning. A variety of factors affected this morning’s service, including the unusually cold weather Northern California is experiencing. The frigid temperatures froze many of the switches at the Sacramento Station overnight, and these switches had to be defrosted and manually aligned by qualified railroad staff before trains could depart. This caused late starts of up to 40 minutes for today’s morning trains out of Sacramento.
Additionally, train 521 experienced a bridge delay this morning, and train 529 suffered a delay related to freight train interference near Auburn.
Capitol Corridor is working closely with Union Pacific and Amtrak this morning to take proactive measures to minimize any delays to the afternoon service and make preparations for tomorrow morning’s service to best ensure the on-time performance that we strive to deliver to you everyday.
Thank you for your patience this morning, and please know that we are doing our best to get you to your destination on time and in a safe manner.
David B. Kutrosky