Capitol Corridor

The Capitol Corridor is a commuter service connecting the San Francisco Bay Area to the Sacramento area. The route served an average of 5,300 riders each weekday during the third quarter of 2010 via 16 stations along 168 miles of track. The primary route from Sacramento to Oakland’s Jack London Square takes about 2 hours – at various times during the day some trains continue east of Sacramento to Auburn and south of Oakland to San Jose Diridon Station, but no train serves both of the outlying segments on one run.

The service is operated by the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, which is a coalition of six transit agencies in the counties served by the route. Day-to-day management of the Capitol Corridor is handled by BART, and it is a part of the Amtrak California system.

Capitol Corridor uses GM Electro-Motive F59PH and GE Dash 8-32BWH locomotives and bi-level coaches and cafe cars nicknamed “California Cars”. Regular adult one-way tickets range from $6 up to $36 for a trip from Auburn to San Jose.

Several infill stations are being considered to expand the system, and a Northern Fairfield-Vacaville station is currently in development.

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