Important Coronavirus Update: Modified Schedule + Station Facility Closures Effective Saturday, March 21

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MARCH 18, 2020

Dear Capitol Corridor Riders,

As promised, I am writing to give you more details about the train and bus service reductions we are planning to implement on Saturday, March 21, in response to the current public health crisis.

As I’ve mentioned before, we are committed to maintaining a core level of service so riders who are exempt from the emergency orders can travel where they need to go. 

The temporary, modified schedule will start on Saturday, March 21, and will be in effect until further notice. This schedule will be the same all seven days of the week, meaning no weekend/holiday schedule differences.

We are working right now to post the temporary schedule to the Schedules page on our website, and we expect the new schedule times to be available soon in the booking system. 

Highlights of Train Service Changes:

  • Reduced train frequency to five round trips daily between Sacramento and Oakland, with four of these round trips continuing to San Jose. 
    • Westbound service (Oakland/San Jose direction) will consist ONLY of trains 523, 527, 537, 543, and 547.
    • Train 543 will terminate at Oakland Jack London Square instead of San Jose.
    • Eastbound service (Sacramento direction) will consist ONLY of trains 522, 524, 532, 542, and 546.
    • All of these trains will operate seven days a week at the same times as our current weekday schedule. 
    • All other trains are cancelled until further notice, including service between Sacramento and Auburn on trains 529 and 536. Bus service will be available for Auburn, Rocklin, and Roseville passengers.
  • Closure of facilities at the San Jose, Martinez, and Davis stations, and reduced staffing at the Sacramento Station. Note: Trains will stop at all closed stations.
  • Suspension of Café Car service on all trains.

Highlights of Bus Service Changes:

  • Suspension of bus service between Emeryville and San Francisco (Route 99). Passengers may travel to San Francisco by connecting to/from BART at the Richmond Station or Oakland Coliseum Station.
  • Suspension of bus service between San Jose and Santa Barbara (Route 21).
  • We are still evaluating Route 20 service between Sacramento and Reno, via Truckee and will provide an update as soon as it is available. Service between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe, via Placerville, will continue.
  • Limited bus service will be available between Auburn and Sacramento and between Roseville and Sacramento.

I will continue to provide updates via email as needed. You can also find the most up-to-date information on our website, and see updates posted to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We are committed to being there for those who rely on our service and appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

Yours sincerely,

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Rob Padgette
Managing Director
Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority