SUISUN CITY — Ridership for the Capitol Corridor trains fell in November when compared to November 2012.
About 118,000 passengers used the service that runs from Auburn to San Jose in November. That’s down 6.8 percent from the previous year, a Capitol Corridor service press release said.
Ridership during Thanksgiving week fell 4.8 percent. A minor portion of the loss can be attributed to having the last day of Thanksgiving week fall on Dec. 1, the release said.
The largest ridership losses took place at the Placer County, Sacramento and Davis stations on midday trains. Among the steps being taken to reverse the trend is the reinstitution of the seniors 50 percent discount on midday trains and a 50 percent online fare discount for weekend travel, it said.
On-time performance for the month was 96 percent, the best in the Amtrak network.
The Capitol Corridor trains have one stop in Solano County, at the Suisun-Fairfield station in Old Town, Suisun City. Fairfield plans to build a second county station at Peabody and Vanden roads.
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