Transportation

Capitol Corridor increases service, restores café car

Taking a leap toward full, pre-pandemic service, the Capitol Corridor has introduced a new schedule that increases the number of trains on both weekdays and weekends.

“The schedule adjustments we made earlier this spring have demonstrated benefits, with much-improved on-time performance and robust ridership on some of our morning trains," said Rob Padgette, Capitol Corridor’s managing director. "We now have the confidence to move forward with a substantial service increase given growing ridership demand and available budget resources, due in large part to federal support provided through Congressional COVID relief legislation.”

Highlights of the new schedule, which launched Monday, include: 

  • Increase in weekday trips from 16 to 22 
  • Increase in weekend trips from 10 to 18 
  • Return to full, pre-pandemic service frequency between Oakland and San Jose (14 trips daily) 
  • Restoration of Café Car service (with limited menu)
  • Improved connections with BART at the Richmond Station for better travel options to San Francisco
  • Implementation of an expanded pulse schedule with more predictive departure times

Passengers can preview the new train schedule and connecting bus schedule. For complete Capitol Corridor schedule information, visit www.capitolcorridor.org/schedules/.  

The Capitol Corridor is an intercity rail service connecting vibrant urban centers in the Northern California mega region, from the Sacramento capital, to the tech hub of Silicon Valley, and including San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley.   

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