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11/30/2010



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Capitol Corridor carries record number of riders for Thanksgiving


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The busy Thanksgiving travel period helped the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) set a holiday ridership record on California’s Capitol Corridor.

Between Nov. 23 and 28, 26,449 passengers rode the train, a 3 percent increase compared with 2009’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend. CCJPA attributes the ridership record to high on-time performance, increased customer satisfaction with operating partner Amtrak and pre-holiday preparation by CCJPA staff.

The authority added 5,700 seats to Capitol Corridor trains during the period by assigning all available spare cars and leasing a trainset from Caltrain.

The 170-mile Capitol Corridor runs between the Sierra Foothills, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley/San Jose.


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