[conspire] Re: going to CABAL maybe- carpooling from East Bay?

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Sat Sep 24 03:06:18 PDT 2005

On Sat, 24 Sep 2005 02:11:26 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):
>> I plan on starting to head south sometime around 4. Last I checked,
>> CalTrain still wasn't running on weekends...
> Weekend CalTrain service has been running again for quite a while.
> Here's the current northbound weekend schedule:
> http://www.caltrain.com/timetable_effective_8_1_05.html#weekend-northbound
> Northbound trains stop at Menlo Park every hour until 9:34pm, and then the
> next train is the final one of the evening, stopping at 11:04pm.
>> ...and not at all to the East Bay.
> CalTrain _trains_ have never run anywhere other than up and down the
> Peninsula and as far south as Gilroy.  During weekday working hours,
> there are also several shuttle vans connecting to major employment
> sites.
> People bound to the East Bay (as Tony would be headed towards Alameda),
> _if_ they took CalTrain into San Francisco, would then need to change
> over to an AC Transit bus for the rest of the trip.  _However_, from 
> our house, you'd actually be better off catching a car ride to the
> BART terminus in Milbrae.  (I guess I probably said Colma, earlier:  
> Sorry; that's where BART _used_ to end.)
> Starting from Millbrae, it's a quick shot under the Bay to downtown
> Oakland, and Tony would then take a local AC Transit bus over to Alameda
> Island from there.

That all means that AC Transit is involved using any combination, so a car
ride from their terminus at 1st and Mission would be attractive, if
there's a transbay bus from Alameda. If there isn't, it's a toss-up. The
BART terminus, incidentally, is at the Millbrae CalTrain station.

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