Amtrak bus service to SF restricted

Help Support Amtrak Unlimited Discussion Forum:

chakk

Conductor
Joined
May 26, 2011
Messages
2,555
Amtrak has announced that bus service between Emeryville and San Francisco will be suspended for all stops in the City (except the temporary Transbay Terminal) from January 23 thru February 12, 2016 due to preparations for Super Bowl 50, which will be played on February 7 in Santa Clara, CA (45 miles south of San Francisco).
 

BCL

Conductor
Joined
Nov 16, 2012
Messages
3,806
Location
San Francisco Bay Area
The game isn't even being played anywhere near San Francisco.

I wonder if there's going to be any effect on Capitol Corridor and/or other train services passing by Levi's Stadium. Special Caltrain service from San Francisco to the GAC station would be ideal but that's not going to happen.

I looked, and this mentions that most SF bus service won't be available because of street closures for Super Bowl City. Also, there will be special Capitol Corridor event trains.

http://www.capitolcorridor.org/news/whats-new/super-bowl-50-service-impacts-bus-stops-in-san-francisco-parking-lots-in-santa-clara-to-close-temporarily/

Also, Super Bowl City is Jan 30 to Feb 7, and the street closures are probably due to setup and takedown.

http://www.sfbaysuperbowl.com/super-bowl-city
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Bob Dylan

Conductor
Joined
May 31, 2009
Messages
22,514
Location
Austin Texas
Boy! That must be some preparation!
Agreed! You would think the Pope was coming to town.... :rolleyes:
Or the Olympics. But at least the Olympics are a two-week (plus) event, whereas all this fuss is happening due to a single 3-hour game.
A three hour Game but a 2 week Spectacular with Mardi Gras type hoopla, crowds and prices!

The Modern Day version of the Christian vs. the Lions!!
 

railiner

Conductor
Joined
Mar 20, 2009
Messages
9,385
Location
Palm Beach County
Well....some people there will be inconvenienced and annoyed by the whole thing, while others will be making a lot of money.....you know the old saying..."money talks..." ;)
 

west point

Conductor
Joined
Jun 9, 2015
Messages
2,449
Doesn't this remind us of Jan - Feb of 2015 and the mess there ? Should we look for a repeat ?
 

BCL

Conductor
Joined
Nov 16, 2012
Messages
3,806
Location
San Francisco Bay Area
It's definitely going to create a mess since Market Street will be closed from Steurt St to Beale St. However, I'm not quite sure why they can't find some way around unless they're worried about dealing with traffic. There theoretically shouldn't be an issue with using the Caltrain station or Fishermans Wharf stops.
 
Top