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4/27/2021



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Capitol Corridor to increase rail service in June


Rob Padgette
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Capitol Corridor Managing Director Rob Padgette announced in a statement to riders that the Northern California passenger-rail agency's board has given the green light to increase service starting June 7.

The decision is based on growing ridership demand, funding support, equipment availability and improving public health conditions, the letter stated.

"Our plan is to move from our existing 16 weekday and 10 weekend trips to 22 and 18, respectively,” Padgette wrote. "This plan will result in a return to our full, pre-pandemic service between Oakland and San Jose and sets us on a path to restore our complete pre-pandemic schedule by 2022."

Because COVID-19 cases and vaccinations are "trending in all the right directions," Padgette said he is optimistic that more people will continue getting back on trains.

He also encouraged vigilance and adhering to the health and safety protocols, including social distancing, wearing face coverings and enhanced cleaning and air filtration.



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