New Amtrak Excess Baggage Policy Goes Into Effect 10/1

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Effective October 1, 2015, Amtrak will begin charging a $20 fee for excess and oversize baggage. While this policy change is unlikely to affect most Capitol Corridor passengers, it is a reminder that passengers may not bring on board more than two pieces of carry-on luggage (this includes bicycles), plus two personal items (small bags, back backs, laptops, and purses). The larger carry-on items must not exceed 50 lbs. and 28 x 22 x 14 inches, and the personal items must be smaller than 25 lbs. and 14 x 11 x7 inches. The $20 excess baggage fee will be charged for any carry-on or personal items that exceed the quantity and/or size limits. At staffed stations, the fee will be collected at the station, and at unstaffed stations, it will be collected on board the train. Visit for the complete baggage policy.