Capitol Corridor — Cause for Celebration — 2011


This update of the Capitol Corridor Vision Plan is the first update to the Vision Plan in nine years. The updated vision outlined in this document represents a bold departure from the past. It envisions a railroad dramatically different from what exists today: much faster, more frequent, cleaner, quieter, better connected and altogether more attractive to users.

The Capitol Corridor envisioned in this document would be a modern railroad built to international standards, electrified and capable of top speeds of 150 miles per hour. This could reduce travel times between Sacramento and Oakland to roughly an hour, and between Oakland and San Jose to a half-hour. This plan also envisions a direct connection to BART in central Oakland, just minutes from San Francisco.

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