Capitol Corridor trains have launched free wireless Internet access just in time for Cyber Monday shopping.
Whether it is due to high gas prices, freeway congestion or something else, the Capitol Corridor train from San Jose to Placer County is more popular than ever before, according to new figures from Amtrak California.
Service at Oakland’s Jack London Square train station was restored Thursday morning after an Amtrak train crashed into another train that was unloading passengers, injuring 17 people.
A woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak Capitol Corridor train in Richmond Sunday morning.
An Amtrak train heading toward Sacramento hit and killed a pedestrian Thursday morning in San Leandro, a San Leandro police lieutenant said.
An unidentified man was struck and killed by a San Jose-bound Amtrak train in Oakland Thursday afternoon, according to Amtrak and the Alameda County coroner’s bureau.
A pedestrian was struck by a San Jose-bound Amtrak train in Oakland Thursday afternoon, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.
Capitol Corridor ridership continues to grow and could increase even further if gas prices continue to rise.
High speed rail is still years away in California, but an increasing number of commuters are already riding the regular rails. New numbers show that ridership levels are surging after a few years of declines.
In what could be an encouraging economic sign, the Capitol Corridor is reporting an increase in ridership on the rail line linking Sacramento and the Bay Area.