The Amtrak train station in Martinez, Calif. on May 30, 2021 (Dan McMenamin/Bay City News)

Capitol Corridor train service is increasing starting next week, including a return to pre-pandemic service frequency between Oakland and San Jose, the rail agency announced Wednesday.

The new schedule for the service that runs between the South Bay and the Sacramento area takes effect Monday and includes an increase from 16 to 22 weekday trips, from 10 to 18 weekend trips, and returns to the pre-pandemic frequency of 14 trips daily between Oakland and San Jose.

Cafe Car service will resume with a limited menu, and Capitol Corridor will have improved connections with BART from the Richmond station, according to the rail agency.

“The schedule we are introducing on June 7 is a big deal. We look forward to supporting California’s efforts to fully reopen on June 15 and welcoming new and seasoned riders,” Capitol Corridor managing director Rob Padgette said in a news release, saying the agency has “the confidence to move forward with a substantial service increase given growing ridership demand and available budget resources.”

More information about the new train schedule can be found at https://www.capitolcorridor.org/schedules/.