Adjusted Train Schedule for July 10 Paul McCartney Concert at SAP Center; Train 550 Rescheduled to Depart San Jose at 11:30PM

Karen Bakar What's New

Paul McCartney fans who have tickets to the upcoming Freshen Up tour stop on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the SAP Center in San Jose, will be able to travel to the show without the hassles of traffic and parking!

The Capitol Corridor train, which directly serves the SAP Center at the San Jose-Diridon Station, will offer an adjusted train schedule after the concert so attendees can leave their cars at home and travel by train. The train will depart promptly at 11:30pm from the San Jose-Diridon Station, which is about a 5- to 10-minute walk from the SAP Center. Ticketed passengers should give themselves 20 to 30 minutes to get to the station after the concert given the large expected crowds. The train will not wait for late passengers.

The Capitol Corridor coordinated this concert train with Amtrak and Union Pacific, and partnered with the SAP Center to offer this convenient transportation solution to concert ticket-holders.

Train schedule have not been adjusted for travel to the concert, as regular service on Train 543 will get attendees to San Jose at 6:46pm. The concert start time is scheduled for 8:00pm, but attendees are advised to check the SAP Center website to find out when doors open. There are earlier trains to Santa Clara as well – please check the Capitol Corridor schedule.

Train 550 Rerouted and Rescheduled for Concert
Train 550, which normally provides weekday service between Oakland Coliseum and Sacramento (departing Oakland at 10:05pm and arriving in Sacramento at 12:12am) will be temporarily rerouted and rescheduled to accommodate passengers attending the concert. On Wednesday, July 10 only, Train 550 will depart San Jose-Diridon instead of Oakland Coliseum, and it will leave at 11:30pm sharp, with a 2:39am arrival (July 11) in Sacramento. Ridership on Train 550 is typically low; however, those who were planning to take this train will want to make alternate travel plans.

How to Buy Train Tickets
Purchasing your train ticket for the show on July 10 is no different than how you would normally buy a ticket. The train’s additional stops and new schedule have been added to booking system, so if you purchase your ticket online or from a Quik-Trak ticket vending machine, the special late-night return train will show up as one of your options.

Due to the large expected crowds, we encourage concert goers to purchase round-trip train tickets online, before the show. The Santa Clara/Great America Station is not staffed, and there are two Quik-Trak ticket vending machines on the station platform.

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Seniors Get Half-Price Tickets!
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