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We are thinking of taking the Train down on Sunday for Pride.   What's the Best Route.   Emeryville and then Bart?  Bus?  To Oakland and then under the bay?

Mkay.   Thanks.

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bigredpaul
Jun. 27th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
Seeing as I do this all the time, I'll answer:

Take Amtrak to Richmond, then transfer directly to BART. As it's a Sunday, there's not direct service from Richmond to SF, but there are timed transfers at either McArthur or 12th Street/Downtown Oakland. Just listen to the conductor for the proper transfer point.

It's much easier than Emeryville, as then you have to get on a bus either to BART or the Amtrak bus over the bridge, which, of course, will be crazy.
fuzzface_63
Jun. 27th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
sounds complicated. I thought the train went all the way to Oakland? I thought it went through Jack London Square.

Oh well guess we'll try the Richmond route.

Thanks!
bigredpaul
Jun. 27th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
It sounds much more complicated than it actually is. Amtrak and BART share a concourse, so you get off BART and get right on Amtrak, or vice versa.

It really is the best option. It's all train, all the way, unlike any other option, which will put you on a bus either to get you to BART (Emeryville) or to SF (Emeryville or Oakland).

Trust me, I've done all the options, and Richmond is the best.
fuzzface_63
Jun. 27th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
sweet. one more question then...
do we need to buy tickets ahead of time or just get them in Sacto?
bigredpaul
Jun. 27th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
you can buy them online and pick them up with the kiosk machine in the station, or you can buy them from the station agent, or you can buy them right at the kiosk and skip online. there are no reserved seats on the capital corridor...

of course, buy your bart ticket at the station in richmond. be sure to buy a round trip fare to save time :)
lonespiritwolf2
Jun. 27th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
My suggestion is to leave early. Otherwise the buses and trains usually get packed.

I used to go in early and go to an early breakfast somewhere in town. I usually took BART in myself, because it held more people and if you left early enough you could catch a seat. I also caught it down in Fremont where the train started to ensure that I had a seat for the trip.
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