CC Rail Mail – December 4, 2012

Linsey Ettlin CC Rail Mail & Newsletters, News Archive

Beverage Refill Policy- Free Refills are back!

Effective immediately, Capitol Corridor and San Joaquin passengers who purchase coffee, tea or hot water that is dispensed into an Amtrak-provided cup in the Cafe/Lounge Car are entitled to one free refill.
The refill will come in a new 12-ounce cup upon return of the original cup by the customer to the Cafe attendant. The Cafe attendant will take the original cup and issue a new cup for the refill, marked with an “X” indicate that no more refills will be provided.
Please be aware that the Cafe attendant is not permitted to issue a refill of coffee, tea or hot water in the same cup that was used in the initial purchase, nor may they fill a personal cup or mug, per Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.

Future of Bikes is Un-Folding in Sacramento!

It’s a common challenge: you’d love to bring your bike onboard a Capitol Corridor train, but storage space is limited and leaving it in the aisle is a safety hazard. What’s a bicycle enthusiast to do?

The solution: Folding Bicycles! These increasingly sophisticated bikes are perfect not just for getting around urban settings, but also for riding to and from Capitol Corridor trains. In fact, folding bikes figure prominently in the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority’s (CCJPA) plan to address safe bike storage on its trains.
Edible Pedal, Rex Cycles and the CCJPA invite you to come out to the Sacramento Valley Amtrak Station on December 5 from 2pm – 6pm to see the latest advances in folding bicycles. Manufacturers including Bike Friday and Brompton will be on hand with plenty of bicycles and will be happy to answer questions and let you take a test drive.

Event details are below. Hope to see you there!
When: Wednesday, December 5th from 2pm – 6pm
Where: Sacramento Valley Amtrak Station (401 I Street at 5th, Sacramento CA)
Cost: No charge! The event is open to the public

Train Service Extended for December 6th Raiders vs. Broncos game

Raiders fans planning to attend the Dec. 6th Raiders vs. Broncos game now have the option to take the train to this evening game. Capitol Corridor will be extending train service to/from the Coliseum on December 6th to accommodate Raiders fans planning to attend the 5:20pm game. The following train schedule adjustments will be in effect for Thursday, December 6, 2012 ONLY:
Train 541, departing Sacramento at 2:10pm will continue all the way to Oakland Coliseum, arriving at the Coliseum at 4:15pm
Train 548 will originate at the Oakland Coliseum station and depart that station at 9:20pm, after the game ends. This train will continue all the way to Sacramento.

Fans planning to take the train to the Raiders game on December 6th can save 25% off their train trip! Tickets can be purchased in advance at the station or online, just be sure to mention code H212 to save 25%! Visit our Raiders promo page for more information.

Capitol Corridor Survey

The Capitol Corridor wants to know about your journey to and from the train so we can learn how to improve those connections.
Take our short, online survey to help improve your train connections and enter for a chance to win great prizes like a Brompton M3L folding bicycle or Capitol Corridor multi-ride tickets.
Start the survey at

How to Train Your Dragon LIVE

Join Amtrak, Capitol Corridor and Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon LIVE Spectacular in a city near you this winter! Enter the legendary world of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR, where dragons with 40 foot wingspans fly and breathe fire. This must-see arena spectacle breaks all the rules of traditional entertainment, immersing audiences into a magical and mythical world of Vikings and Dragons.
Take the train to the show, or just ride the spectacular Dragon Train in select cities. Best of all, Amtrak and Capitol Corridor riders will receive $10 off admission to the show. For more information and to receive your discount visit