CC Rail Mail: Summer Fare Deals, Service to Levi’s Stadium Soccer Match, and Baseball Fun

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Save on Summer Travel with Take 5 and Senior Midweek Fare Deals

Next Stop - New Adventures

Even though we’re almost half way through July, the best of summer is still to come! As you plan your summer excursions in Northern California, don’t forget to take advantage of our current fare discounts.

With Take 5 Weekends, you can purchase one full-fare ticket and bring up to five companions for only $5 each person, each way. This is a great deal for families who want to enjoy exciting destinations including the historic ambiance of Old Sacramento, a refreshing day on the Bay in Berkeley or Jack London Square, or a visit to San Jose. This fare discount is good through Labor Day 2016 and requires a one-day advance, online purchase.

Seniors 62 and older can plan a fun midweek day trip along the Capitol Corridor using the Senior Midweek deal. You’ll save 50% on travel any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday through September 1, 2016. Seniors can purchase discount tickets online, from a station ticket agent, or at a station Ticket Kiosk machine. No advance purchase is required.

Take the Train to the International Champions Cup at Levi’s Stadium

Liverpool versus AC Milan

We’ve got exciting news for soccer fans! On July 30, 2016, we’ll be delaying our last scheduled eastbound train out of San Jose by 29 minutes to accommodate fans attending the 7pm International Champions Cup soccer match between AC Milan and Liverpool at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Train 748 will depart San Jose at 9:39pm instead of 9:10pm. The departure time from the Santa Clara/Great America Station, which directly serves Levi’s Stadium, will be 9:53pm instead of 9:24pm. This delayed schedule will provide ample time for Capitol Corridor passengers to see the entire match and catch the last train home. Please note that this adjusted schedule is not yet in the booking system; however, fans can still make their reservations for Train 748.

Let Capitol Corridor Take You Out to the Ball Game

Oakland Coliseum

Summer is all about our favorite B’s – barbecue, beach, and above all else, baseball! Did you know the Capitol Corridor can get you to all Major League ballparks in the Bay Area, plus Raley Field in Sacramento?

To see the Oakland A’s in action, simply take the train to the Coliseum Station. You’ll be steps from the Coliseum entrance; it couldn’t be easier, plus you’ll save 25% on travel to the Coliseum Station for all A’s home games!

For the San Francisco Giants, there are a couple of ways to include Capitol Corridor into your traffic-free travel plans. You can take the train to the Richmond or Coliseum stations and connect to BART for an easy ride into San Francisco. For a more scenic alternative, take the train to the Oakland Jack London Square Station and then catch the San Francisco Bay Ferry’s special service to AT&T Park.

And finally, for the ultimate family-friendly baseball experience, head to Sacramento to see the Giants’ minor league team, the River Cats, play ball. Raley Field is about a mile from the Sacramento Station and can be reached on foot or by cab, Uber, or Lyft. Check out ourGuide to Northern California Baseball Parks on the blog for details on all three baseball parks.

Norcal Megaregion Report Released

San Francisco Bay Bridge

On June 30, 2016, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute (BACEI) released a report entitled  “The Northern California Megaregion: Innovative, Connected, and Growing”. The Capitol Corridor helped fund the analysis, and staff was responsible for creating many of the maps included in the document. The report covers topics such as the jobs/housing imbalance and goods movement, as well as economic trends. More importantly, it is a valuable assessment of passenger rail services currently operating in the megaregion and of future service needs and opportunities. For more information, read our news story about the report.