Which only works if one has no checked baggage, and if the train arrives during BART's hours of service (only until 9pm thru August 19).
Yes, it's a Metro system, even though it's area of service is comparable to some regional commuter systems.What does it take to get on Bart, are machines available at all stops.
Nowadays there is just one stop.When I did the Amtrak thruway bus from Emeryville into SF a few years ago, I booked the bus as part of my train ticket. I do not believe you can just get on, you have to be booked, and you also have to designate which of the stops in SF you want to get off..... for me, it was at Fisherman's Wharf. The Amtrak thruway bus is very nice, and was waiting for the train when we arrived, so just off the train and straight onto the bus. We did the same thing at Salinas and took the thruway bus to Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Even if the bucket remains the same for the DEN to EMY leg, how is it possible to get Amtrak to add the bus ride from EMY to SFC without charging that extra $1?Not sure, but you could try calling the Center of Excellence and see if they can modify your ticket without raising the price. Be sure and emphasize the price part, before they cheerfully put you in a higher bucket...
An F?I'm not worried about the $1 (if that is what it costs). It is the annoying habit of the COE to cancel your entire reservation and rebook it at a substantially higher price, just because that is easier than changing it.
Thousands of years ago, I was in San Francisco and had tickets on the Coast Starlight from Oakland (NOT Emeryville) to Los Angeles. We planned to take BART to Oakland West (now West Oakland for some reason) and a cab to Oakland station. Eight blocks, but not something you'd want to walk in those days, even on a Sunday morning. We didn't know that BART didn't run on Sundays. Date that! So we were directed to the Trans Bay Terminal to take an F bus, but saw a lonely little Amtrak ticket counter. We asked the agent the best way to get to Oakland, and he told us to pick up the Amtrak bus out front. Those were the days!
p.s. Can you imagine doing this without cell phones or the internet? Travel was a lot more of an adventure.
p.p.s. Okay, this was in 1976. BART Sunday service started in July 1978.
I've ridden the F-Line several times since 1968 but wondered how you used it to Oakland-16th Street. I went to 16th Street Station once, but via the A and a local.
Roughly following the F line of the old Key system trolleys first by ferry and then by rail over the Bay Bridge.
Key system transbay ferry dock. Note early Bay Bridge construction in the background.
Yes, the Bus waits for the Train and all ticketed Passengers! You will have to claim your checked Luggage and place it under the Bus which will be parked in front of the Station.( sometimes there are several busses there, so be sure you get the right one)On a related question if you are connecting to the EMY-SFC bus and you check your bag to EMY do you have enough time to pick up your bag before the bus departs?
Is this the building north of the station? Any idea why that change was made? I've only been to Emeryville station a few times but it seems like this would be less convenient for both passengers and bus drivers. Of course, I could just be confused and unable to picture what you're describing.The stop in San Francisco (SFC) was moved (hopefully temporarily) to 555 Mission Street (Between 1st and 2nd Streets) a few months ago. The bus contractor also was changed as the previous one left the San Francisco Market. The Bus stop at Emeryville also has now moved under the neighboring parking garage adjacent to Platform 1 instead of in front of the station building itself.
It's a pretty easy and definitely safe walk. Go the more direct pedestrian route through the alley to Market St and then straight up Sansome. It's flat. Of course it could be difficult if you have tons of luggage or your personal physical ability is limited, but it's definitely safe.We’ve got to get to 222 Sansome Street. My assumption is that the bus followed by “Thruway Legs” will be the best option. Is that a reasonable/safe walking route?