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

Tony Godshall togo at of.net
Sat Sep 24 14:52:16 PDT 2005

Actually I'll be heading back to SF to meet my wife...
Caltrain or Samtrans is fine.

Took Caltrain last weekend to SJ with bikes... fairly
civilized.  Schedule is easy too... leaves SF or SJ every
hour on the hour.  But doesn't run often.

According to Daniel Gimpelevich,
> 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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