Football fans get MVP treatment riding the train to the game
The only thing better than taking the Capitol Corridor train to the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 7, was maybe the weather, which was near perfect, and the outcome of the game for Denver Broncos fans, who are no doubt still celebrating their team’s 24-10 victory.
Stopping within steps of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, the Capitol Corridor proved to be a convenient and comfortable way for football fans to get the big game. Unofficial ridership to Super Bowl 50 was just over 1,000, a weekend record-breaker for the Capitol Corridor. For San Francisco 49er home games, Capitol Corridor typically carries around 600 passengers.
“Overall, we couldn’t have asked for better turnout and service.” said Capitol Corridor’s managing director, David Kutrosky. “Along with our partners at Amtrak and Union Pacific Railroad, we did a good job planning our special, gameday schedule and getting the word out. As a result, fans not only arrived to the stadium safely and on time, but they were able to enjoy a fun and relaxing ride.”
While official numbers won’t be out till the end of February, we do know that many Super Bowl attendees who took Capitol Corridor were from out of town, and many who were staying in San Francisco connected to Capitol Corridor from BART, which provided coordinated service from downtown San Francisco to the Oakland Coliseum Station.
Service impacts in effect through Friday, February 12
As a reminder, there are still some service impacts in place through Friday, February 12.
Connecting bus service to and from San Francisco is still restricted to the Transbay Temporary Terminal. Service to all other San Francisco bus stops will resume on Saturday, February 13.
Also, the parking lots at the Santa Clara/Great America Station remain closed. Passengers must either park at the San Jose Diridon Station or be dropped off at the temporary “Kiss n’ Ride” lot located at 5151 Lafayette St. in Santa Clara.
Finally, the ACE Shuttles remain at the temporary stop at Lafayette & Calle de Luna, where they have been since January 25.
For service impact details, please refer to the news story on the Capitol Corridor website.