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Capitol Corridor Station Named for Hannigan

May 18, 2019

The Capitol Corridor station in Fairfield, California, has been named for a state legislature who was instrumental in getting the intercity rail service established.

The Fairfield-Vacaville Station has been renamed the Fairfield-Vacaville Hannigan Station in honor of the late Tom Hannigan.

As a state assemblyman, Hannigan pushed for the development of the Capitol Corridor in the middle 1980s, saying that growth in the region would support a new intercity rail system.

“It is because of Tom’s vision over 30 years ago, that we have this great route between the [San Francisco] Bay Area and Sacramento,” said Fairfield Mayor Harry Price in a statement.

A ceremony will be held this fall to unveil a memorial plaque at the depot to commemorate Hannigan, who died in 2018.

Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor trains average 3,600 trips per month from the station, which opened in November 2017.

2 New Amtrak Stations Placed in Service

November 8, 2017

New stations have gone into service on Amtrak routes in California and Conneticut.

The new station in California is located at Fairfield-Vacaville and is the 18th Capitol Corridor station.

The unstaffed facility has a Quick-Trak ticket machine and 139 regular parking spaces and five for people who are disabled. Outdoor seating along with eight bike rack spaces at the station. E-bike lockers are also available.

The station is about 5 miles from the Suisun City station, which will remain open.

Work on the station, which also included an overpass began in November 2014 and cost

$78 million.

In Connecticut, a new station opened in Wallingford on the route between New Haven, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts. That depot will eventually serve the, CTrail commuter line to Hartford, Connecticut when it begins in May 2018. CTrail will feature increased commuter trips between New Haven, Hartford and Springfield.