- San Jose to Davis Train 542 Capitol Corridor
- Distance: 130 miles (210 kms)
- Time taken: 2 hrs 47 minutes (road journey is faster and cheaper! But I wasn’t driving in US)
- Seating: Two decks in each of the five cars fairly silent
- On-board facilities: Free wi-fi, 110V charging outlets, Water dispenser, Café, Bike racks, Route maps, Announcement system and clean toilets
- Fare: US $ 35 per person. $ 29.75 for seniors (62+); 10% off for students; Tickets to be bought before boarding the train—else 50% extra
- Stops Enroute: 11 stations
- L Locomotive: Diesel
See the bike racks which are free for bikers and stack the bikes vertically.
When all three slots are used up, what do remaining bikers do? Try another car in the five-car coach? No. They use the empty seats on Deck-zero. See the picture below which shows three extra bikes.
The staircase for Deck-one has garbage cans for both recyclable and non-recyclable garbage.
Here is what the upper deck looks like. Any different from aircraft seating? It is much more spacious.
We also noticed graffiti on the walls/fencing of storehouses along the train route. Reminded us of New York metro as well as along train routes in India!
Some of the stations enroute.
As we crossed over to the north-eastern shore of the Bay, the terrain changed. Pictures.
The bridge which runs north south across the north eastern tip of the Bay.
Crossing the bay. Freeway bridge in the distance.
It was very breezy in the evening as seen from the boiler exhaust from the chimney.
As the shadows lengthened, we arrived at Davis just 12 minutes behind schedule.