June 8, 2012
Public Information Officer
Capitol Corridor PHOTO OP Monday June 11
Train Breaking Banner to Celebrate 20 Million Riders
& Community of Riders Line up to “Fight Hunger One Stop at a Time” at Sacramento Capitol Corridor/Amtrak Station
OAKLAND, CALIF., June 8, 2012 — On Monday June 11 at 7:37 am, the Capitol Corridor will celebrate achieving its 20 millionth rider mark with a train breaking through a commemorative banner. Instead of singling out one rider, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority is celebrating all its loyal riders by offering free coffee and tea onboard morning trains.
In addition, the media is invited as Capitol Corridor officials greet train riders lining up to donate non-perishable food items to the “Fight Hunger One Stop at a Time” campaign. Usually people line up to receive food, but on Monday June 11 dozens of Capitol Corridor passengers off-boarding trains will take action by lining up to donate food at the Sacramento Valley Capitol Corridor/Amtrak station. The dedicated community of train riders – who have dubbed themselves the “CC Riders” – are on track to help Capitol Corridor, Amtrak, Amtrak California’s San Joaquin corridor and 13 northern California food banks fight hunger.
The Fight Hunger One Stop at a Time is the largest rail related food drive in California. Food donations will be accepted at Amtrak stations stretching from Sacramento to Silicon Valley to Bakersfield through Friday, June 15, 2012.
WHAT: Capitol Corridor Marks 20 Million Riders
“Fight Hunger One Stop at a Time” Photo/Interview Op
WHEN: Monday, June 11, 2012
Interview Opportunity begins at 6:30 am
Train arrives at 7:37 a.m.
WHERE: Amtrak Sacramento Valley Station
401 “I” Street and 5th, Sacramento 95814
VISUALS: Train Breaking “20 Million Riders & Counting” Banner
Dozens of riders lining up to fill Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services containers.