The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) has announced a revised and enhanced Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) Saturday Service schedule beginning Feb. 29, 2020.
Utilizing feedback received from ACE passengers, ACE has committed to implementing an updated schedule to provide better travel options for riders.
The new schedule will provide an earlier departure at 6:05 a.m. from Stockton allowing commuters a full eight-hour workday. The second morning westbound train at 9:15 a.m. will be connected to a northbound Amtrak San Joaquin’s train to provide service to additional communities as far south as Los Angeles. The evening adjustments have been made with commuters and leisure travelers in mind.
The Wheels bus service will continue to operate on Saturdays from the Pleasanton Station to connect passengers to the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station. ACE passengers can utilize their tickets for free transfers to VTA services at Santa Clara and San Jose’s Diridon Station. ACE tickets are accepted on Amtrak San Joaquin’s busses to/from the Tri-Valley and South Bay region providing additional travel times.
For schedule information, see https://amtraksanjoaquins.com/thruway-bus/route-6/ online.
For the current ACE rider, Saturday Service offers commuters the flexibility to work on Saturday without the need to drive. For leisure travelers, the service provides a safe and scenic ride to their destination.
Mobile tickets are available on the ACERAIL mTickets app and must be validated prior to boarding. Monthly pass holders can show their monthly pass to the onboard staff. Traditional paper tickets are available only at the Stockton ACE station on Saturdays.
ACE Saturday Service is a one-year pilot program funded by SB1 through its State Rail Assistance Program (SRA). If ACE Saturday Service is proven successful, SJRRC will be pursuing additional funds to maintain the service.
The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) owns and operates and is the policy-making body for the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) service. SJRRC is governed by a Board of Directors which consists of six full-voting members from San Joaquin County and two special-voting members from Alameda County. Ex-officio members represent Caltrans District 10, the San Joaquin Regional Transit District (SJRTD), SJCOG and StanCOG.
Started in 1998 and serving over 1.5 million riders annually, the ACE train runs four daily round-trips starting at the Cabral Station in Downtown Stockton with stops in Lathrop/Manteca, Tracy, Vasco Road, Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont, Great America, Santa Clara, and San Jose’s Diridon station.
For more information on ACE, visit www.acerail.com.