Posts Tagged: Capitol Corridor

Amtrak City Spotlight: Oakland, CA

Amtrak City Spotlight: Oakland, CA

Each day, three of our routes – San Joaquin, Capitol Corridor and the Coast Starlight – travel to Oakland, a city with grit, heart and a vibrant arts culture. We know this Amtrak served community is great for a weekend or an extended stay but we wanted to hear it from a local. We chatted with Lukas Brekke-Miesner, founder of 38th Notes ...

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Five ‘Trainable’ Bowl Games

Five ‘Trainable’ Bowl Games

December is here and winter is on its way. Which means...holiday shopping, snow ball fights and BOWL GAMES! We’ve been quite vocal about our love for taking you to the game. Remember this and this? Well, just in case you’re new to our blog, here are five bowl games we can take you to. Atlanta: Ole Miss vs. TCU Get ...

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Holiday Parades for Your Family

Holiday Parades for Your Family

Good cheer, quality time and memory making with family and friends, that’s what this time of year is all about. We love being your ride any day of the year, but it’s extra special when we can take you to the joys of the holiday season. Earlier this month, we highlighted Thanksgiving Parades across the country. But with the temperatures ...

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Sound of Silence: The Amtrak Quiet Car

Sound of Silence: The Amtrak Quiet Car

Are you looking for a productive work space where you can concentrate and prepare for your big meeting or maybe take a quick nap while we get you to your destination? Let us introduce you to the Amtrak Quiet Car. The Quiet Car is located at the opposite end of the train from the Café car and is marked off with special signs so ...

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The #CoffeeConvos

The #CoffeeConvos

Earlier this summer, we started seeing #CoffeeConvos napkin quotes pop up on Twitter. And quite frankly, it caught our eye. So in typical Amtrak fashion, we reached out. And that’s when we met, Elizabeth, a Capitol Corridor Amtrak commuter with a creative and cool story. Amtrak: What prompted you to start #CoffeeConvos? Elizabeth: It was just a random idea I had, ...

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Where to Go for President’s Day Weekend

Where to Go for President’s Day Weekend

Channel your inner President this month, and travel by train just like some of America's greatest leaders! Even if you don't have a week to take one of our awesome long-distance trains, here are our favorite trips for the long weekend. And with our winter deals in full swing, you'll get tickets at prices even Congress would approve! Washington, D.C.: This ...

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#AmtrakGram Contest Winners

#AmtrakGram Contest Winners

You've wow-ed us with your 1,536 #AmtrakGram photos (and counting!) in just four short weeks. That's about 384 photos a week, more than 56 pics a day or approximately a photo every 30 minutes from coast to coast on Instagram. Ah-mazing! Thank you. Now to reward all that hard work, here are our four winners plus info about how to ...

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#AmtrakGram Photo of the Week

#AmtrakGram Photo of the Week

Your votes are in, and fans on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ chose this pic to be our Photo of the Week! It's brought to you by Francis, who snapped it while riding one of our Capitol Corridor trains in California. Francis is a huge Disney fan and when his magic carpet is at the cleaners and his Black Pearl is in the shop, he rides ...

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Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week!

This week’s Photo of the Week comes courtesy of Michael, who snapped this picture-perfect shot in California while aboard our Capitol Corridor train, which runs between Auburn and San Jose, Calif. If smaller wheels are more your speed, you're in luck! All trains on the Capitol Corridor, which includes stops in Oakland and Sacramento, are equipped with bicycle racks, allowing ...

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