[Baypiggies] BayPIGgies meeting at OSCON Thursday July 23, 2009: Semantic Apps with cubicweb
bender at onsrc.com
Tue Jul 21 19:31:20 CEST 2009
> caltrain's downtown san jose "diridon"
> station is less than a mile from the convention ctr, a 15-min walk or
> 8-min bike ride.
Actually, the 15-minute walk / 8-min bike ride is unnecessary (I
> if you're tempted to get off at MV to catch the light rail because you
> don't want to walk the final mile if taking the train all the way to
> SJ, think again. from MV, the "snail rail" will take *57* min to
> arrive in front of the convention center vs. riding the train for an
> extra 15-min plus the 15-min walk at the end... unless you wanna waste
> nearly half an hour!
Yes: riding the light rail from Mountain View to the San Jose
Convention Center is *not* efficient. However, there is a light rail
station *inside* the San Jose Diridon CalTrain Station. Thus, a
transfer from CalTrain to the light-rail, in San Jose, is very quick.
And the light-rail will take you directly in front of the convention
center - thereby reducing your walk to a 30 second sprint. As there
are no stops between the caltrain station and the convention center:
this is very efficient.
Here are some the best light-rail times from San Jose Diridon to San
Jose Convention Center:
SJ Diridon SJ Convention Center
6:02 PM 6:08 PM
6:17 PM 6:23 PM
6:32 PM 6:38 PM
6:47 PM 6:53 PM
7:02 PM 7:08 PM
7:17 PM 7:23 PM
While the light rail stop is in the same station as the caltrain,
leave yourself at least 5-10 minutes buffer (as caltrains aren't
and you may need to purchase a light rail pass. Of course, if you
have a caltrain monthly pass with 2 or more zones, the light rail will
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