Service Notice: Mehserle Trial Verdict

Linsey Ettlin CC Rail Mail & Newsletters, Service Alerts

Dear Rider:

Many of you may be concerned about Capitol Corridor’s service plans in the event there are public demonstrations in the S.F. Bay Area as a result of the jury’s verdict in the Mehserle trial.

Your safety is our top priority. We are advising you that in the event that there is civil unrest in Oakland after the verdict is revealed, the Union Pacific Rail Road (UPRR)—the entity that owns the railroad tracks—is likely to cease all train operations in the vicinity of Oakland. If circumstances warrant it, we will provide pertinent, timely service advisory information as often as necessary and as expeditiously as possible. This is just an advisory and every effort will be made to ensure service remains safely in place.

Depending on the extent of any demonstrations, we may need to temporarily close some stations or make other adjustments to service on short notice. Amtrak Police and Operations staff are closely working with other local law enforcement agencies to coordinate plans. In addition, we are looking into developing contingency plans should UPRR stop rail travel through Oakland.

How to Get Updates on Capitol Corridor Service

E-Mail: We will continue to send out updates via our CC Rail Mail e-newsletter as major developments arise.

SMS/Text Message Service Alerts: Capitol Corridor is now offering Service Alert updates via SMS/Text message. You may sign up for this free service on our E-Updates page.

Telephone: call our Customer Service line at 1-877-9-RIDECC [1-877-974-3322].

Twitter : If you use Twitter, you can follow us @CapitolCorridor

Plan Ahead
Last but not least, if there is civil unrest, we encourage you to take the time now to plan your alternative transportation or telecommuting options until peace is restored. You can also visit for more information about alternative transit commute options in the Bay Area.