CC Rail Mail – May 6, 2010

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Capitol Corridor News – May 6, 2010

In this issue:
- Kids Ride Free on Weekends!
- National Train Day returns on Saturday, May 8th 
- New Schedule Effective Monday May 10!
- Motorcoach Bus Stops - Policy Reminder
- Wicked: Spring savings on San Francisco's Favorite Musical
- Fight Breast Cancer - Bra Art Auction
- New Platform Message Signs at Stations!
- Western Railway Museum

Kids Ride Free on Weekends - and Fridays too!
Kids Ride Free on Weekends, presented by Peter Pan, is back and better
than ever--the "weekend" now includes Fridays!

Make your next family getaway a trip aboard the train! Explore the
best that Northern California has to offer by taking the train to see
the show of the year- JM Barrie's Peter Pan at Ferry Park in San
Francisco.  Peter Pan is a new theatrical production of the classic JM
Barrie story featuring an in-the-round theater, great actors and
puppetry, dazzling flying and 360 degree CGI technology. 

Looking for more family adventures?  Spend an afternoon at Raley Field
cheering on the Sacramento River Cats. Unleash your imagination at the
Tech Museum in San Jose, or wander through Berkeley's eclectic Fourth
Street shopping district. With Kids Ride Free on Weekends, Capitol
Corridor is travel made simple! 

National Train Day returns on Saturday, May 8th
Capitol Corridor and Amtrak California will celebrate the third annual
National Train Day on Saturday, May 8, 2010! 

Celebrate National Train Day in Sacramento at the California State
Railroad Museum! From 10:00am - 5:00pm, there will be a Capitol
Corridor/Amtrak California coach car onsite as well as 21 other
full-size historical trains on display at the museum, and more
•	Free admission on National Train Day to the California State
Railroad Museum when you show your Amtrak Capitol Corridor or San
Joaquin train ticket
•	Representatives from Sacramento transportation organizations
•	Ticket giveaways each hour for two coach tickets aboard either
the Capitol Corridor or San Joaquin trains
•	Ticket giveaways to ride the Railroad Museum’s weekend
steam-powered excursion trains 

We look forward to celebrating with you!

New Schedule Effective May 10, 2010!
A new schedule will go into effect on Monday, May 10. There are no
major changes to train times, however, some bus connections have been
adjusted for summer travel. Please review the schedule to double-check
your trip times!

Motorcoach Bus Stop - Policy Reminder
As a reminder, Amtrak motorcoach buses are allowed to stop ONLY at
designated motorcoach stops.  All motorcoach drivers have been
instructed to discontinue 'courtesy' stops, as these are unauthorized
stops, to avoid any potential liability and contract issues.   

Please be mindful that drivers are required to follow the existing
policy, which never allows courtesy stops, and could jeopardize their
job by deviating from this policy.  Thank you in advance for your

Spring savings on San Francisco's favorite musical
Burst in to spring with a trip to Oz. Purchase tickets to WICKED for
performances at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre now through May 30 and
save up to 50% off tickets to Broadway's Biggest Blockbuster.
WICKED, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical phenomenon, is the
untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two
other girls meet in the land of Oz and embark on a remarkable odyssey,
culminating in the most spellbinding musical in years.

Fight Breast Cancer - Bra Art Auction
CC Riders Fight Breast Cancer with “Artful Bras”
This will be the second consecutive year that the CCJPA will support
(no pun intended) the CC Riders creative fundraising effort for the
American Cancer Society and to raise awareness about breast cancer.
The decorated “art bras” such as the Whooter House Bra by Dana
Bilello-Barrow pictured here, are auctioned off to raise funds for the
American Cancer Society. The CC Riders are gearing up for Artful Bra
II at High Hand Art Gallery in Loomis.	

Last year's fundraiser brought in over $7,000 and they are hoping to
double it.  As part of our support, we are actively publicizing the
year’s events and encouraging folks to join the CC Riders’ efforts to
raise breast cancer awareness. 

•	Create a bra for auction
•	Attend a Bra Show Event
•	Bid on your favorite bra
•	Invite your friends


•	May 11th, 10am-4pm & May 12th, 10-8pm –Drop off your bra for
•	Friday May 21st–Live Auction and Dinner at the High Hand Café
in Loomis
•	Saturday May 22nd–Ladies Night Out and Silent Auction.
•	Sunday May 23rd–Silent Auction continues until noon.

If you would like to make a bra for display, or for more information
about the Artful Bra II events, contact CC Rider Toni Tidman at

High Hand Cafe - click on 'Events'

New Platform Message Signs at Stations!
If you've been out to the stations lately you might have noticed
something new! 

Capitol Corridor is in the process of replacing 65 Platform
Information Display signs (PIDS), with larger, four-lined signs
designed by Daktronics. The first phase of the project is to replace
signs at sixteen (16) Capitol Corridor Stations between Auburn and San
Jose. The installation phase is 75% complete and is scheduled to be
finished by the middle of this month. The second phase of the project
will immediately follow and consists primarily of a software upgrade
to allow for better display of messages and service information at all

Western Railway Museum - 50th Anniversary!
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of the premier railroad museums
in the country, the Western Railway Museum, with a weekend's worth of
special events June 4-6.

The Western Railway Museum preserves and interprets the heritage of
electric railways in Northern California and the western United
States. Their operating collection includes trains that wrote the
history of northern California electric railways, including the Key
System, MUNI, Market Street Railway and the Sacramento Northern.

Visit the Western Railway Museum's site

For information about Capitol Corridor service, visit or call 1-877-9-RIDECC (1-877-974-3322).

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(1-877-974-3322) and press "1".  Or check online at 

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