Recent Changes for "Amtrak" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/AmtrakRecent Changes of the page "Amtrak" on Davis Wiki.en-us Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2013-12-28 19:11:54MaxLucasspelling <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Long distance service has older trains, with amenities such as sleeper cars, lounges and diners. If you want to bring a bike you'll need to box it up (boxes are available at the station), you can check luggage, etc. Travel is often cheaper than airfare if you buy in advance (busy travel periods) or even if you don't (off-season). Long distance trains often run late (a lot can happen between Chicago and Davis), but improvements were made in 2007 to both routes though Davis and now trains run routinely on time, or close to it. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Long distance service has older trains, with amenities such as sleeper cars, lounges and diners. If you want to bring a bike you'll need to box it up (boxes are available at the station), you can check luggage, etc. Travel is often cheaper than airfare if you buy in advance (busy travel periods) or even if you don't (off-season). Long distance trains often run late (a lot can happen between Chicago and Davis), but improvements were made in 2007 to both routes th<span>r</span>ough Davis and now trains run routinely on time, or close to it. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2013-12-28 11:10:42wingz33r0 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 64: </td> <td> Line 64: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * $<span>68</span> Davis to Los Angeles </td> <td> <span>+</span> * $<span>59</span> Davis to Los Angeles </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2013-12-28 11:08:13wingz33r0 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 64: </td> <td> Line 64: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * $<span>59</span> Davis to Los Angeles </td> <td> <span>+</span> * $<span>68</span> Davis to Los Angeles </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2013-12-28 11:06:37wingz33r0 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * A one-way train ticket to ["Sacramento"] costs $<span>8.50</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * A one-way train ticket to ["Sacramento"] costs $<span>9</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2013-12-28 11:05:30wingz33r0 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [updated December 201<span>0</span>] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [updated December 201<span>3</span>] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * A one-way train ticket to San Jose costs $3<span>2</span> (it costs twelve dollars less [and takes about thirty minutes less] to drive the distance if you have a car that gives you 20 miles a gallon)<br> <span>-</span> * A one-way train ticket to Martinez costs $1<span>5</span><br> -<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;* A one-</span>way ticket to the Richmond Station<span>&nbsp;is $21<br> - * A one-way ticket to Jack London Square in ["Oakland"]</span> is $23<br> - * A one-way ticket to ["San Francisco"] (connect by coach from Emeryville) is $<span>25</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * A one-way train ticket to San Jose costs $3<span>5</span> (it costs twelve dollars less [and takes about thirty minutes less] to drive the distance if you have a car that gives you 20 miles a gallon)<br> <span>+</span> * A one-way train ticket to Martinez costs $1<span>6</span><br> <span>+ * A one</span>-way ticket to the Richmond Station is $23<br> <span>+ * A one</span>-<span>way ticket to Jack London Square in ["Oakland"] is $27<br> +</span> * A one-way ticket to ["San Francisco"] (connect by coach from Emeryville) is $<span>30</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Typical fares (bought a week in advance, as of <span>May</span> 20<span>09</span>)<br> <span>-</span> * $<span>85</span> Davis to Seattle<br> <span>-</span> * $5<span>5</span> Davis to Los Angeles<br> <span>-</span> * $<span>68</span> Davis to Salt Lake City<br> <span>-</span> * $1<span>4</span>5 Davis to Chicago </td> <td> <span>+</span> Typical fares (bought a week in advance, as of <span>Dec</span> 20<span>13</span>)<br> <span>+</span> * $<span>97</span> Davis to Seattle<br> <span>+</span> * $5<span>9</span> Davis to Los Angeles<br> <span>+</span> * $<span>95</span> Davis to Salt Lake City<br> <span>+</span> * $15<span>8</span> Davis to Chicago </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2012-02-09 21:38:40AlfredTwuticket policy <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 144: </td> <td> Line 144: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Amtrak also offers multi-ride and monthly pass tickets for the Capitol Corridor. As of 10/31/10 10 ride and monthly tickets between Sacramento and Davis cost $50 and $135, respectively. Between Davis and San Jose a 10 ride is $207 and a monthly is $498. Between Davis and Oakland (Jack London Square) a 10 ride is $140 and a monthly is $368. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Amtrak also offers multi-ride and monthly pass tickets for the Capitol Corridor. As of 10/31/10 10 ride and monthly tickets between Sacramento and Davis cost $50 and $135, respectively. Between Davis and San Jose a 10 ride is $207 and a monthly is $498. Between Davis and Oakland (Jack London Square) a 10 ride is $140 and a monthly is $368.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;10-ride tickets can be shared by multiple people traveling together, or at different times.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 179: </td> <td> Line 179: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * I heard it was to have a record of who is on board in case of an accident, to avoid people who weren't passengers from filing a lawsuit. Still an imperfect system since at unstaffed stations you can legally buy a ticket after you board the train with no penalty. Also, 10-ride tickets only have the name of the purchaser but can be shared and transferred to other people. I suspect the real reason is some policy made by someone who didn't know the facts on the ground.--["Users/AlfredTwu"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2012-02-06 09:51:00JabberWokkyRevert to version 186 (Link exists. Perhaps a new entry for it might make sense, however.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Amtrak''' offers two types of train service from the ["Train station" Davis train station]: the <span>[htt</span>p<span>://capitolcorridor.org/stations/ Capitol Corridor]</span> service with trains about every hour east to Sacramento and west to Oakland/San Jose, and the Long Distance service with one departure daily of the Coast Starlight (north to Portland and Seattle, south to Los Angeles), and the California Zephyr (east to Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha and Chicago). Capitol Corridor trains are the ones commonly seen in Davis, with blue orange and silver cars, about 5 cars long. Long distance trains are silver with red and blue stripes, have 2 engines, and 7-11 cars. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Amtrak''' offers two types of train service from the ["Train station" Davis train station]: the <span>"Ca</span>p<span>itol Corridor"</span> service with trains about every hour east to Sacramento and west to Oakland/San Jose, and the Long Distance service with one departure daily of the Coast Starlight (north to Portland and Seattle, south to Los Angeles), and the California Zephyr (east to Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha and Chicago). Capitol Corridor trains are the ones commonly seen in Davis, with blue orange and silver cars, about 5 cars long. Long distance trains are silver with red and blue stripes, have 2 engines, and 7-11 cars. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2012-02-06 02:17:50BruceHansenCapitol Corridor link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Amtrak''' offers two types of train service from the ["Train station" Davis train station]: the <span>"Capitol Corridor"</span> service with trains about every hour east to Sacramento and west to Oakland/San Jose, and the Long Distance service with one departure daily of the Coast Starlight (north to Portland and Seattle, south to Los Angeles), and the California Zephyr (east to Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha and Chicago). Capitol Corridor trains are the ones commonly seen in Davis, with blue orange and silver cars, about 5 cars long. Long distance trains are silver with red and blue stripes, have 2 engines, and 7-11 cars. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Amtrak''' offers two types of train service from the ["Train station" Davis train station]: the <span>[http://capitolcorridor.org/stations/ Capitol Corridor]</span> service with trains about every hour east to Sacramento and west to Oakland/San Jose, and the Long Distance service with one departure daily of the Coast Starlight (north to Portland and Seattle, south to Los Angeles), and the California Zephyr (east to Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha and Chicago). Capitol Corridor trains are the ones commonly seen in Davis, with blue orange and silver cars, about 5 cars long. Long distance trains are silver with red and blue stripes, have 2 engines, and 7-11 cars. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2012-01-12 18:39:33DanXie <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The "Capitol Corridor" service is one of the easiest ways to ["Transportation" get out] of ["Davis"] to ["Sacramento"] or the ["Bay Area"] via the [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/ Capitol Corridor]. The Capitol Corridor is a medium-distance train with unreserved seating. Onboard [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/on_board/wifi.php WiFi] <span>is coming soon and will be</span> free <span>when it launche</span>s. 110 V power outlets are available at many seats on the Capitol Corridor trains. Before boarding, passengers should buy tickets at the train station to avoid grumpy conductors and the extra 50% charge for buying tickets on board. If you board the train at a station that does not have an attendant, however, you will not be charged the extra 50% fee. All Capitol Corridor trains have bike racks so you can travel with your bike to and from your destination at no extra charge. The train station is serviced by ["Unitrans"] on the ["A bus line"] during weekdays and the ["O Bus Line Saturday" O line] during the weekend. If you are returning to Davis weekday evenings, the ["Amtrak Shuttle"] is an excellent way to go home after getting off at the ["Train Station"]. Capitol Corridor trains usually run on time. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The "Capitol Corridor" service is one of the easiest ways to ["Transportation" get out] of ["Davis"] to ["Sacramento"] or the ["Bay Area"] via the [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/ Capitol Corridor]. The Capitol Corridor is a medium-distance train with unreserved seating. On<span>&nbsp;</span>board [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/on_board/wifi.php WiFi] <span>launched in January 2012 and is</span> free <span>on all train</span>s. 110 V power outlets are available at many seats on the Capitol Corridor trains. Before boarding, passengers should buy tickets at the train station to avoid grumpy conductors and the extra 50% charge for buying tickets on board. If you board the train at a station that does not have an attendant, however, you will not be charged the extra 50% fee. All Capitol Corridor trains have bike racks so you can travel with your bike to and from your destination at no extra charge. The train station is serviced by ["Unitrans"] on the ["A bus line"] during weekdays and the ["O Bus Line Saturday" O line] during the weekend. If you are returning to Davis weekday evenings, the ["Amtrak Shuttle"] is an excellent way to go home after getting off at the ["Train Station"]. Capitol Corridor trains usually run on time. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2011-11-18 19:58:14RussellReagan <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(DavisTrainSignOld.jpg, right, thumbnail, <span>360</span>)]]<br> <span>-</span> [[Image(Amtrak_Sign.JPG, right, thumbnail, <span>360</span>)]]<br> <span>-</span> [[Image(<span>a</span>mtrak_<span>past</span>_<span>gardens</span>.jpg, "A<span>n Amtrak train rushes along the ["Train T</span>rack<span>s" tracks] past the ["Solano Park Gardens"]. Photo from September 2005</span>.", <span>360</span>, right, thumbnail)]]<br> <span>-</span> [[Image(2trains.jpg, "A westbound Capitol Corridor train is pulling into the station (left) as the eastbound California Zephyr (right) is heading east toward Chicago", <span>360, right, thumbnail)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(DavisTrainSignOld.jpg, right, thumbnail, <span>288</span>)]]<br> <span>+</span> [[Image(Amtrak_Sign.JPG, right, thumbnail, <span>288</span>)]]<br> <span>+</span> [[Image(<span>A</span>mtrak_<span>train</span>_<span>curved_platform</span>.jpg, "<span>Westbound Capitol Corridor train bound for the Bay </span>A<span>rea with the curved platform for the outer t</span>rack<span>&nbsp;of the Davis station</span>.", <span>288</span>, right, thumbnail)]]<br> <span>+</span> [[Image(2trains.jpg, "A westbound Capitol Corridor train is pulling into the station (left) as the eastbound California Zephyr (right) is heading east toward Chicago", <span>288, right, thumbnail)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 122: </td> <td> Line 122: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(amtrak_past_gardens.jpg, "An Amtrak train rushes along the ["Train Tracks" tracks] past the ["Solano Park Gardens"]. Photo from September 2005.", 360, right, thumbnail)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2011-11-18 19:55:15RussellReaganUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Amtrak?action=Files&do=view&target=Amtrak_train_curved_platform.jpg">Amtrak_train_curved_platform.jpg</a>.Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2011-11-03 17:30:29BruceHansenhours info <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Mon-Fri 4:15am-11:33pm or later. The <span>last train, the north-bound Coast Starlight, #14, resumed its normal schedule on April 2. The </span>station stays open until i<span>t</span> arrives.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Mon-Fri 4:15am-11:33pm or later. The station stays open until <span>the last tra</span>i<span>n</span> arrives.|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2011-11-02 16:56:36TedBuehlerAdded "no homeland security fondling" comment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 92: </td> <td> Line 92: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * You won't have your crotch groped and boobs fondled. &amp; neither will your children.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2011-09-04 18:24:38hankimPerspective? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * A one-way train ticket to San Jose costs $32</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * A one-way train ticket to San Jose costs $32 (it costs twelve dollars less [and takes about thirty minutes less] to drive the distance if you have a car that gives you 20 miles a gallon)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2011-09-04 18:02:55ThanhVu(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * A one-way train ticket to San Jose costs $3<span>1</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * A one-way train ticket to San Jose costs $3<span>2</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2011-07-08 03:43:17MaxLucas <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Mon-Fri 4:15am-11:<span>2</span>0pm or later (see above)|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Mon-Fri 4:15am-11:<span>0</span>0pm or later (see above)|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2011-07-08 03:42:17MaxLucasfixed link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||'''Station &amp; Service, Ticketing, and [http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?c<span>id</span>=<span>1081954181308</span>&amp;pagename=<span>A</span>m<span>trak</span>%2Fa<span>m2C</span>o<span>py%2FTi</span>t<span>le_Image_Copy_Page</span>&amp;c=<span>am</span>2<span>Copy</span>" Quik-Trak] Hours:'''|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||'''Station &amp; Service, Ticketing, and [http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?c=<span>AM_Content_C</span>&amp;pagename=<span>a</span>m%2F<span>L</span>a<span>y</span>o<span>u</span>t&amp;c<span>id</span>=<span>1</span>2<span>41245659879</span>" Quik-Trak] Hours:'''|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2011-04-11 11:47:18BruceHansenhours change <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Mon-Fri 4:15am-1:<span>28a</span>m or later. The last train, the north-bound Coast Starlight, #<span>&nbsp;</span>14, s<span>tart</span>ed <span>a</span> n<span>ew</span> schedule <span>Ja</span>n<span>ua</span>r<span>y</span> 2<span>&nbsp;for three months due to track work in Oregon</span>.<span>&nbsp;</span> The station stays open until it arrives.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Mon-Fri 4:15am-1<span>1</span>:<span>33p</span>m or later. The last train, the north-bound Coast Starlight, #14, <span>re</span>s<span>um</span>ed <span>its</span> n<span>ormal</span> schedule <span>o</span>n<span>&nbsp;Ap</span>r<span>il</span> 2. The station stays open until it arrives.|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Mon-Fri 4:15am-1:<span>1</span>0<span>a</span>m or later (see above)|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Mon-Fri 4:15am-1<span>1</span>:<span>2</span>0<span>p</span>m or later (see above)|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2011-02-02 14:03:57BruceHansenadd pay phone number <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||(702) 997-8943 Pay Phone||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2011-01-06 06:23:47BruceHansenhours <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Mon-Fri 4:15am-1<span>1</span>:1<span>5p</span>m|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Mon-Fri 4:15am-1:1<span>0a</span>m<span>&nbsp;or later (see above)</span>|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2011-01-06 06:20:00BruceHansenhours <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||Mon-Fri 4:15am-1:28am or later||<br> - ||The last train, the Coast Starlight started a new schedule January 2 for 3 months.||<br> - ||The station stays open until the Coast Starlight, train #14 arrives at 1:28am or later.||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Mon-Fri 4:15am-1:28am or later. The last train, the north-bound Coast Starlight, # 14, started a new schedule January 2 for three months due to track work in Oregon. The station stays open until it arrives.||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2011-01-04 15:31:59BrianPakpourif there was no reason, it wouldn't be there. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||(530) 758-7160 Davis station, '''not''' for reservations or customer service. In fact, this is not for public use. <span>There is no reason for it to be on the Davis Wiki. </span>Don't bother trying to call it.|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||(530) 758-7160 Davis station, '''not''' for reservations or customer service. In fact, this is not for public use. Don't bother trying to call it.|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2011-01-04 14:47:35BruceHansennew hours <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||Mon-Fri 4:15am-11:33pm||<br> - ||May stay open later if the last train is later than 11:33 pm||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Mon-Fri 4:15am-1:28am or later||<br> + ||The last train, the Coast Starlight started a new schedule January 2 for 3 months.||<br> + ||The station stays open until the Coast Starlight, train #14 arrives at 1:28am or later.||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-31 17:06:34DonShor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||(530) 758-7160 Davis station, '''not''' for reservations or customer service<span>||</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||(530) 758-7160 Davis station, '''not''' for reservations or customer service<span>. In fact, this is not for public use. There is no reason for it to be on the Davis Wiki. Don't bother trying to call it.||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-31 16:39:34WilliamLewis <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||(877)974-3322 Capitol Corridor specific number||<br> <span>-</span> ||(800)872-7245 (Reservations/Schedule<span>)</span>||<br> <span>-</span> ||(530)758-7160 <span>(</span>Davis station, '''not''' for reservations or customer service<span>)</span>|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||(877)<span>&nbsp;</span>974-3322 Capitol Corridor specific number||<br> <span>+</span> ||(800)<span>&nbsp;</span>872-7245 (<span>800 USA RAIL), </span>Reservations/Schedule||<br> <span>+</span> ||(530)<span>&nbsp;</span>758-7160 Davis station, '''not''' for reservations or customer service|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-31 16:36:26WilliamLewisRevert to version 166 (Do not remove this useful information.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||(800)872-7245 (800-USA RAIL) Reservations/Customer Service||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||(800)872-7245 (Reservations/Schedule)||<br> + ||(530)758-7160 (Davis station, '''not''' for reservations or customer service)||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-31 15:04:20BruceHansen <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Checked Baggage Hours:''' </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>||</span>'''Checked Baggage Hours:'''<span>||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-31 15:02:03BruceHansen(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>||</span>'''Checked Baggage Hours:'''<span>||rs/nancilouise</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Checked Baggage Hours:''' </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-31 15:00:31BruceHansenadd 800-USA RAIL. Try removing restricted # (See Amtrak/Talk,Users/nancilouise) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||'''Checked Baggage Hours:'''|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||'''Checked Baggage Hours:'''||<span>rs/nancilouise</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||(800)872-7245 (Reservations/Schedule)||<br> - ||(530)758-7160 (Davis station, '''not''' for reservations or customer service)||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||(800)872-7245 (800-USA RAIL) Reservations/Customer Service||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-31 12:47:59ARWENNHOLDadd info on policies. highly reccomend reading them <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 110: </td> <td> Line 110: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> == Privacy Considerations == </td> <td> <span>+</span> == Privacy Considerations <span>and Other Policies </span>== </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 115: </td> <td> Line 115: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Amtrak restricts photography and 'first amendment activities' on its property without proper permits. Though seemingly rarely enforced, these policies could be used against you so be aware!<br> + <br> + http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?c=Page&amp;pagename=am%2FLayout&amp;p=1237405732517&amp;cid=1241210579569</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 13:48:14BruceHansenDelete page? People "know" what Amtrak is. Restricted info is published. hours <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||May stay open later if the last train is later than 11:33 pm||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 12:00:48JabberWokkyClarification is unneeded. People know what trains are. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Amtrak''' offers two types of <span>[wiki:wikipedia:train]</span> service from the ["Train station" Davis train station]: the "Capitol Corridor" service with trains about every hour east to Sacramento and west to Oakland/San Jose, and the Long Distance service with one departure daily of the Coast Starlight (north to Portland and Seattle, south to Los Angeles), and the California Zephyr (east to Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha and Chicago). Capitol Corridor trains are the ones commonly seen in Davis, with blue orange and silver cars, about 5 cars long. Long distance trains are silver with red and blue stripes, have 2 engines, and 7-11 cars. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Amtrak''' offers two types of <span>train</span> service from the ["Train station" Davis train station]: the "Capitol Corridor" service with trains about every hour east to Sacramento and west to Oakland/San Jose, and the Long Distance service with one departure daily of the Coast Starlight (north to Portland and Seattle, south to Los Angeles), and the California Zephyr (east to Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha and Chicago). Capitol Corridor trains are the ones commonly seen in Davis, with blue orange and silver cars, about 5 cars long. Long distance trains are silver with red and blue stripes, have 2 engines, and 7-11 cars. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 11:13:30WilliamLewisRevert to version 161 (useful). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||(530)758-7160 (Davis station, '''not''' for reservations or customer service)||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 11:12:43nancilouiseConductor/station contact. Not intended for passgrs at all, please. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||(530)758-7160 (Davis station, '''not''' for reservations or customer service)||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 11:04:04WilliamLewisif someone wants to do this, they already know how. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 106: </td> <td> Line 106: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- 1. If the outlet is partially obscured by the adjacent seat, you can usually still make it work. If it's only slightly obstructed, you can move the seat, plug in your extension cord, then move the seat back. The seat moves by pushing on a metal treadle on the aisle (each seat can rotate 180 degrees -- it's easier to turn the seats at the end of a trip than turn the car). Do this when there's no aisle traffic, and the car attendant isn't anywhere to be seen... If the outlet is obscured all the way over to the prong-slot, then you'll need to cut off part of the flange on your extension cord. Take your cord, your sharp knife, and use a book and newspaper as a cutting board. Shave off the rubberized plastic from one side or the other as necessary to make a narrow-profile flange that will fit cleanly in the outlet.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ 1. If the outlet is partially obscured by the adjacent seat, you can usually still make it work. If it's only slightly obstructed, you can move the seat, plug in your extension cord, then move the seat back. The seat moves by pushing on a metal treadle on the aisle (each seat can rotate 180 degrees -- it's easier to turn the seats at the end of a trip than turn the car). If the outlet is completely covered, there's plenty of other outlets on the train. One on the lower level by the outside door. One in each bathroom. Several in the lounge car, upper level, in an abandoned service area (this is where most folks charge their phones), and usually one downstairs in the lounge car. So even if you aren't able to get power from the single outlet in the coach, you'll still be able to use your equipment for part of the trip.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 108: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- 1. There's plenty of other outlets on the train. One on the lower level by the outside door. One in each bathroom. Several in the lounge car, upper level, in an abandoned service area (this is where most folks charge their phones), and usually one downstairs in the lounge car. So even if you aren't able to get power from the single outlet in the coach, you'll still be able to use your equipment for part of the trip.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 11:01:15WilliamLewisdiscouraging people from using this number unless they really need to. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||(530)758-7160 (Direct)||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||(530)758-7160 (Davis station, '''not''' for reservations or customer service)||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:47:01BruceHansentrain wikipedia link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Amtrak''' offers two types of <span>train</span> service from the ["Train station" Davis train station]: the "Capitol Corridor" service with trains about every hour east to Sacramento and west to Oakland/San Jose, and the Long Distance service with one departure daily of the Coast Starlight (north to Portland and Seattle, south to Los Angeles), and the California Zephyr (east to Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha and Chicago). Capitol Corridor trains are the ones commonly seen in Davis, with blue orange and silver cars, about 5 cars long. Long distance trains are silver with red and blue stripes, have 2 engines, and 7-11 cars. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Amtrak''' offers two types of <span>[wiki:wikipedia:train]</span> service from the ["Train station" Davis train station]: the "Capitol Corridor" service with trains about every hour east to Sacramento and west to Oakland/San Jose, and the Long Distance service with one departure daily of the Coast Starlight (north to Portland and Seattle, south to Los Angeles), and the California Zephyr (east to Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha and Chicago). Capitol Corridor trains are the ones commonly seen in Davis, with blue orange and silver cars, about 5 cars long. Long distance trains are silver with red and blue stripes, have 2 engines, and 7-11 cars. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:45:04EdWinsRevert to version 156 (DS - doesn't, not a valid phone number. ). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||(530)<span>&nbsp;</span>758-<span>422</span>0 (Direct)|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||(530)758-<span>716</span>0 (Direct)|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:44:25DonShormaybe this number works. It would be great if the Amtrak employee would verify <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||(530)758-<span>716</span>0 (Direct)|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||(530)<span>&nbsp;</span>758-<span>422</span>0 (Direct)|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:43:30WilliamLewisRevert to version 154. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||(530)758-7160 (Direct)||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:43:19DonShorRevert to version 153. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||(530)758-7160 (Direct)||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:42:05WilliamLewisRevert to version 152. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||(530)758-7160 (Direct)||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:41:46DonShor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||(530)758-7160 (Direct)||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:41:09WilliamLewisRevert to version 150 (take your threats elsewhere). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||(530)758-7160 (Direct)||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:40:36nancilouiseI will report to Amtrak police if you cont to post this internal# <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||(530)758-7160 (Direct)||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:38:53WilliamLewisRevert to version 148. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||(530)758-7160 (Direct)||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:38:11DonShor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||(530)758-7160 (Direct)||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:36:01WilliamLewis <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 107: </td> <td> Line 107: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 1. After you're plugged in, offer your neighbors a spot in your 3-outlet extension cord. You'll make new friends this way.<span><br> - </span> and move to their seat when they vacate it. Then you'll have power for the rest of the trip. </td> <td> <span>+</span> 1. After you're plugged in, offer your neighbors a spot in your 3-outlet extension cord. You'll make new friends this way. and move to their seat when they vacate it. Then you'll have power for the rest of the trip. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:35:02WilliamLewis <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 100: </td> <td> Line 100: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 1. bring a 12' extension cord with you on the train. Preferably with 3 outlets on the end, so you can "share" the power supply.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;And bring a sharp pocketknife.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> 1. bring a 12' extension cord with you on the train. Preferably with 3 outlets on the end, so you can "share" the power supply. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 106: </td> <td> Line 106: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 1. If the outlet is partially obscured by the adjacent seat, you can usually still make it work. If it's only slightly obstructed, you can move the seat, plug in your extension cord, then move the seat back. The seat moves by pushing on a metal treadle on the aisle (each seat can rotate 180 degrees -- it's easier to turn the seats at the end of a trip than turn the car). Do this when there's no aisle traffic, and the car attendant isn't anywhere to be seen...<span><br> -</span> If the outlet is obscured all the way over to the prong-slot, then you'll need to cut off part of the flange on your extension cord. Take your cord, your sharp knife, and use a book and newspaper as a cutting board. Shave off the rubberized plastic from one side or the other as necessary to make a narrow-profile flange that will fit cleanly in the outlet. </td> <td> <span>+</span> 1. If the outlet is partially obscured by the adjacent seat, you can usually still make it work. If it's only slightly obstructed, you can move the seat, plug in your extension cord, then move the seat back. The seat moves by pushing on a metal treadle on the aisle (each seat can rotate 180 degrees -- it's easier to turn the seats at the end of a trip than turn the car). Do this when there's no aisle traffic, and the car attendant isn't anywhere to be seen... If the outlet is obscured all the way over to the prong-slot, then you'll need to cut off part of the flange on your extension cord. Take your cord, your sharp knife, and use a book and newspaper as a cutting board. Shave off the rubberized plastic from one side or the other as necessary to make a narrow-profile flange that will fit cleanly in the outlet. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:33:48WilliamLewisrm out of place knife comment, making this a real list. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 100: </td> <td> Line 100: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 1<span>)</span> bring a 12' extension cord with you on the train. Preferably with 3 outlets on the end, so you can "share" the power supply. And bring a sharp pocketknife.<br> <span>- 2)</span> when boarding, go up the stairs and turn to your left at the top of the stairs. Walk towards the end of the car, and the outlet is at the third seat on your left at about knee level. About halfway between the stairs and the end of the car.<br> <span>- 3)</span> If the third seat away from the stairs is open, take it. Otherwise, try to get one of the seats on that side of the aisle, as close to the third seat as possible.<br> <span>- 4)</span> If you got the third seat back, great. The outlet is usually partially hidden by the seat in front of you, it's pretty dark down there, but you'll find it eventually.<br> <span>- 5)</span> If you weren't able to get the third set back, make yourself comfy, wait for the conductor to come and take your ticket, then introduce yourself to the folks sitting in the third seat back, and ask it its okay if you plug your extension cord into their outlet. They probably won't have noticed it, and aren't likely to mind if you use it. Run your extension cord along the wall to their seat, and plug it in.<br> <span>- 6)</span> If you weren't able to get a seat anywhere on the left side by the outlet, casually look at the "destination tags" above each seat near the plug, and find someone getting sometime before your stop. (like Reno, Redding, Oakland). When they detrain, you can move to their seat. (It the train is full, ask your car attendant if this is okay. Most will be fine with it). Then you'll have power for the rest of the trip. (Stations have 3-letter codes -- "CHI" is Chico, "FKS" is Klamath Falls, "WIN" is Winnemucca, etc.).<br> <span>- 7)</span> If the outlet is partially obscured by the adjacent seat, you can usually still make it work. If it's only slightly obstructed, you can move the seat, plug in your extension cord, then move the seat back. The seat moves by pushing on a metal treadle on the aisle (each seat can rotate 180 degrees -- it's easier to turn the seats at the end of a trip than turn the car). Do this when there's no aisle traffic, and the car attendant isn't anywhere to be seen... </td> <td> <span>+ </span> 1<span>.</span> bring a 12' extension cord with you on the train. Preferably with 3 outlets on the end, so you can "share" the power supply. And bring a sharp pocketknife.<br> <span>+ 1.</span> when boarding, go up the stairs and turn to your left at the top of the stairs. Walk towards the end of the car, and the outlet is at the third seat on your left at about knee level. About halfway between the stairs and the end of the car.<br> <span>+ 1.</span> If the third seat away from the stairs is open, take it. Otherwise, try to get one of the seats on that side of the aisle, as close to the third seat as possible.<br> <span>+ 1.</span> If you got the third seat back, great. The outlet is usually partially hidden by the seat in front of you, it's pretty dark down there, but you'll find it eventually.<br> <span>+ 1.</span> If you weren't able to get the third set back, make yourself comfy, wait for the conductor to come and take your ticket, then introduce yourself to the folks sitting in the third seat back, and ask it its okay if you plug your extension cord into their outlet. They probably won't have noticed it, and aren't likely to mind if you use it. Run your extension cord along the wall to their seat, and plug it in.<br> <span>+ 1.</span> If you weren't able to get a seat anywhere on the left side by the outlet, casually look at the "destination tags" above each seat near the plug, and find someone getting sometime before your stop. (like Reno, Redding, Oakland). When they detrain, you can move to their seat. (It the train is full, ask your car attendant if this is okay. Most will be fine with it). Then you'll have power for the rest of the trip. (Stations have 3-letter codes -- "CHI" is Chico, "FKS" is Klamath Falls, "WIN" is Winnemucca, etc.).<br> <span>+ 1.</span> If the outlet is partially obscured by the adjacent seat, you can usually still make it work. If it's only slightly obstructed, you can move the seat, plug in your extension cord, then move the seat back. The seat moves by pushing on a metal treadle on the aisle (each seat can rotate 180 degrees -- it's easier to turn the seats at the end of a trip than turn the car). Do this when there's no aisle traffic, and the car attendant isn't anywhere to be seen... </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 108: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>8)</span> After you're plugged in, offer your neighbors a spot in your 3-outlet extension cord. You'll make new friends this way. </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>&nbsp;&nbsp;1.</span> After you're plugged in, offer your neighbors a spot in your 3-outlet extension cord. You'll make new friends this way. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 110: </td> <td> Line 110: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- AND<br> - 9)</span> There's plenty of other outlets on the train. One on the lower level by the outside door. One in each bathroom. Several in the lounge car, upper level, in an abandoned service area (this is where most folks charge their phones), and usually one downstairs in the lounge car. So even if you aren't able to get power from the single outlet in the coach, you'll still be able to use your equipment for part of the trip. </td> <td> <span>+ 1.</span> There's plenty of other outlets on the train. One on the lower level by the outside door. One in each bathroom. Several in the lounge car, upper level, in an abandoned service area (this is where most folks charge their phones), and usually one downstairs in the lounge car. So even if you aren't able to get power from the single outlet in the coach, you'll still be able to use your equipment for part of the trip. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:31:39WilliamLewisRevert to version 143 (thanks for clobbering my edit). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||(530)758-7160 (Direct)||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:30:09nancilouisethis is not a public #. Amtrak police can discuss with you if you like. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||(530)758-7160 (Direct)||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:26:48WilliamLewisprices <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [updated <span>Octo</span>ber 2010]<br> <span>-</span> * A one-way train ticket to ["Sacramento"] costs $8<span><br> -</span> * A one-way train ticket to San Jose costs $3<span>0<br> -</span> * A one-way train ticket to Martinez costs $1<span>4<br> -</span> * A one-way ticket to the Richmond Station is $2<span>0</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> [updated <span>Decem</span>ber 2010]<br> <span>+</span> * A one-way train ticket to ["Sacramento"] costs $8<span>.50<br> +</span> * A one-way train ticket to San Jose costs $3<span>1<br> +</span> * A one-way train ticket to Martinez costs $1<span>5<br> +</span> * A one-way ticket to the Richmond Station is $2<span>1</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * A one-way ticket to ["San Francisco"] (connect by coach from Emeryville) is $2<span>4</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * A one-way ticket to ["San Francisco"] (connect by coach from Emeryville) is $2<span>5</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:23:51WilliamLewisRevert to version 139 (I guess I'm going to have to integrate these changes later). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||(530)758-7160 (Direct)||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The "Capitol Corridor" service is one of the easiest ways to ["Transportation" get out] of ["Davis"] to ["Sacramento"] or the ["Bay Area"] via the [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/ Capitol Corridor]. The Capitol Corridor is a medium-distance train with unreserved seating. Onboard [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/on_board/wifi.php WiFi] is coming soon and will be free when it launches. 110 V power outlets are available at many seats on the Capitol Corridor trains. Before boarding, passengers should buy tickets at the train station to avoid the extra 50% charge for buying tickets on board. If you board the train at a station that does not have an attendant, however, you will not be charged the extra 50% fee. All Capitol Corridor trains have bike racks so you can travel with your bike to and from your destination at no extra charge. The train station is serviced by ["Unitrans"] on the ["A bus line"] during weekdays and the ["O Bus Line Saturday" O line] during the weekend. If you are returning to Davis weekday evenings, the ["Amtrak Shuttle"] is an excellent way to go home after getting off at the ["Train Station"]. Capitol Corridor trains usually run on time. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The "Capitol Corridor" service is one of the easiest ways to ["Transportation" get out] of ["Davis"] to ["Sacramento"] or the ["Bay Area"] via the [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/ Capitol Corridor]. The Capitol Corridor is a medium-distance train with unreserved seating. Onboard [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/on_board/wifi.php WiFi] is coming soon and will be free when it launches. 110 V power outlets are available at many seats on the Capitol Corridor trains. Before boarding, passengers should buy tickets at the train station to avoid <span>grumpy conductors and </span>the extra 50% charge for buying tickets on board. If you board the train at a station that does not have an attendant, however, you will not be charged the extra 50% fee. All Capitol Corridor trains have bike racks so you can travel with your bike to and from your destination at no extra charge. The train station is serviced by ["Unitrans"] on the ["A bus line"] during weekdays and the ["O Bus Line Saturday" O line] during the weekend. If you are returning to Davis weekday evenings, the ["Amtrak Shuttle"] is an excellent way to go home after getting off at the ["Train Station"]. Capitol Corridor trains usually run on time. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * A one-way train ticket to ["Sacramento"] costs $8<span>.5</span>0<br> <span>- * A one-way train ticket to San Jose costs $3</span>1<br> <span>- * A one-way train ticket to Martinez costs $15<br> -</span> * A one-way ticket to the Richmond Station is $2<span>1</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * A one-way train ticket to ["Sacramento"] costs $8<span><br> + * A one-way train ticket to San Jose costs $3</span>0<br> <span>+ * A one-way train ticket to Martinez costs $</span>1<span>4</span><br> <span>+</span> * A one-way ticket to the Richmond Station is $2<span>0</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * A one-way ticket to ["San Francisco"] (connect by coach from Emeryville) is $2<span>5</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * A one-way ticket to ["San Francisco"] (connect by coach from Emeryville) is $2<span>4</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 68: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Odds are good you'll be on time or close to it, but if there's some serious problem just ["Train Station" chill out] and </td> <td> <span>+</span> *<span>&nbsp;don't be surprised if the train is late, possibly many hours late. </span> Odds are good you'll be on time or close to it, but if there's some serious problem just ["Train Station" chill out] and </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 98: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Superliner coaches were designed and built in the 80s and 90s, before everyone had laptops and cell phones. There is one outlet on the top level of each car, though. It was put in for vaccuuming the cars during servicing, so it's not designed to be "user friendly" but it works just fine. 1) when boarding, go up the stairs and turn to your left at the top of the stairs. Walk towards the end of the car, and the outlet is at the third seat on your left at about knee level. About halfway between the stairs and the end of the car.<br> - 2) If the third seat away from the stairs is open, take it. Otherwise, try to get one of the seats on that side of the aisle, as close to the third seat as possible.<br> - 3) If you got the third seat back, great. The outlet is usually partially hidden by the seat in front of you, it's pretty dark down there, but you'll find it eventually.<br> - 4) If you weren't able to get a seat anywhere on the left side by the outlet, casually look at the "destination tags" above each seat near the plug, and find someone getting sometime before your stop. (like Reno, Redding, Oakland). When they detrain, you can move to their seat. (If the train is full, ask your car attendant if this is okay. Most will be fine with it). Then you'll have power for the rest of the trip. (Stations have 3-letter codes -- "CIC" is Chico, "KFS" is Klamath Falls, "WIN" is Winnemucca, etc.).<br> - 5) There's plenty of other outlets on the train. One on the lower level by the outside door. One in each bathroom. Several in the lounge car, upper level, in an abandoned service area (this is where most folks charge their phones), and usually one downstairs in the lounge car. So even if you aren't able to get power from the single outlet in the coach, you'll still be able to use your equipment for part of the trip.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * Superliner coaches were designed and built in the 80s and 90s, before everyone had laptops and cell phones. The is one outlet on the top level of each car, though. It was put in for vaccuuming the cars during servicing, so it's not designed to be "user friendly" but it works just fine. Here's how you can find it and use it:<br> + 1) bring a 12' extension cord with you on the train. Preferably with 3 outlets on the end, so you can "share" the power supply. And bring a sharp pocketknife.<br> + 2) when boarding, go up the stairs and turn to your left at the top of the stairs. Walk towards the end of the car, and the outlet is at the third seat on your left at about knee level. About halfway between the stairs and the end of the car.<br> + 3) If the third seat away from the stairs is open, take it. Otherwise, try to get one of the seats on that side of the aisle, as close to the third seat as possible.<br> + 4) If you got the third seat back, great. The outlet is usually partially hidden by the seat in front of you, it's pretty dark down there, but you'll find it eventually.<br> + 5) If you weren't able to get the third set back, make yourself comfy, wait for the conductor to come and take your ticket, then introduce yourself to the folks sitting in the third seat back, and ask it its okay if you plug your extension cord into their outlet. They probably won't have noticed it, and aren't likely to mind if you use it. Run your extension cord along the wall to their seat, and plug it in.<br> + 6) If you weren't able to get a seat anywhere on the left side by the outlet, casually look at the "destination tags" above each seat near the plug, and find someone getting sometime before your stop. (like Reno, Redding, Oakland). When they detrain, you can move to their seat. (It the train is full, ask your car attendant if this is okay. Most will be fine with it). Then you'll have power for the rest of the trip. (Stations have 3-letter codes -- "CHI" is Chico, "FKS" is Klamath Falls, "WIN" is Winnemucca, etc.).<br> + 7) If the outlet is partially obscured by the adjacent seat, you can usually still make it work. If it's only slightly obstructed, you can move the seat, plug in your extension cord, then move the seat back. The seat moves by pushing on a metal treadle on the aisle (each seat can rotate 180 degrees -- it's easier to turn the seats at the end of a trip than turn the car). Do this when there's no aisle traffic, and the car attendant isn't anywhere to be seen...<br> + If the outlet is obscured all the way over to the prong-slot, then you'll need to cut off part of the flange on your extension cord. Take your cord, your sharp knife, and use a book and newspaper as a cutting board. Shave off the rubberized plastic from one side or the other as necessary to make a narrow-profile flange that will fit cleanly in the outlet.<br> + 8) After you're plugged in, offer your neighbors a spot in your 3-outlet extension cord. You'll make new friends this way.<br> + and move to their seat when they vacate it. Then you'll have power for the rest of the trip.<br> + AND<br> + 9) There's plenty of other outlets on the train. One on the lower level by the outside door. One in each bathroom. Several in the lounge car, upper level, in an abandoned service area (this is where most folks charge their phones), and usually one downstairs in the lounge car. So even if you aren't able to get power from the single outlet in the coach, you'll still be able to use your equipment for part of the trip.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 106: </td> <td> Line 115: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Amtrak [http://www.amtrak.com/IDrequirements.html requires] all adult passengers are required to show government-issued photo ID when asked. Of course, you'll be expected to show ID if you choose to purchase alcohol from the snack bar. You're not allowed to bring your own personal alcohol on the train.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Amtrak [http://www.amtrak.com/IDrequirements.html requires] all of its adult passengers to show government-issued photo ID when asked, and they will actually go so far as to enter in your ID number (driving license, state ID, passport) into their computer system if you buy from a human at the counter. Security expert Bruce Schneier [http://www.schneier.com/essay-008.html explains why this is silly]. You probably can't avoid being forced to show your ID without being branded a terrorist (because, as we all know, only terrorists refuse to show ID) but you can avoid having your ID number entered in to their computer system if you purchase tickets online or from the kiosks. The staff on the long distance routes are far more likely to ask for your ID than the staff on the Capital Corridor.<br> + <br> + Of course, you'll be expected to show ID if you choose to purchase alcohol from the snack bar. You're not allowed to bring your own personal alcohol on the train, but it's doubtful they'll notice if it's one of the same brands (which include Sierra Nevada and Corona).<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:22:23nancilouiseplease do not post the internal Amtrak phone number <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||(530)758-7160 (Direct)||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 10:16:57nancilouiseAmtrak employee. deleted some erroneous and dangerous info. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The "Capitol Corridor" service is one of the easiest ways to ["Transportation" get out] of ["Davis"] to ["Sacramento"] or the ["Bay Area"] via the [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/ Capitol Corridor]. The Capitol Corridor is a medium-distance train with unreserved seating. Onboard [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/on_board/wifi.php WiFi] is coming soon and will be free when it launches. 110 V power outlets are available at many seats on the Capitol Corridor trains. Before boarding, passengers should buy tickets at the train station to avoid <span>grumpy conductors and </span>the extra 50% charge for buying tickets on board. If you board the train at a station that does not have an attendant, however, you will not be charged the extra 50% fee. All Capitol Corridor trains have bike racks so you can travel with your bike to and from your destination at no extra charge. The train station is serviced by ["Unitrans"] on the ["A bus line"] during weekdays and the ["O Bus Line Saturday" O line] during the weekend. If you are returning to Davis weekday evenings, the ["Amtrak Shuttle"] is an excellent way to go home after getting off at the ["Train Station"]. Capitol Corridor trains usually run on time. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The "Capitol Corridor" service is one of the easiest ways to ["Transportation" get out] of ["Davis"] to ["Sacramento"] or the ["Bay Area"] via the [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/ Capitol Corridor]. The Capitol Corridor is a medium-distance train with unreserved seating. Onboard [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/on_board/wifi.php WiFi] is coming soon and will be free when it launches. 110 V power outlets are available at many seats on the Capitol Corridor trains. Before boarding, passengers should buy tickets at the train station to avoid the extra 50% charge for buying tickets on board. If you board the train at a station that does not have an attendant, however, you will not be charged the extra 50% fee. All Capitol Corridor trains have bike racks so you can travel with your bike to and from your destination at no extra charge. The train station is serviced by ["Unitrans"] on the ["A bus line"] during weekdays and the ["O Bus Line Saturday" O line] during the weekend. If you are returning to Davis weekday evenings, the ["Amtrak Shuttle"] is an excellent way to go home after getting off at the ["Train Station"]. Capitol Corridor trains usually run on time. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * A one-way train ticket to ["Sacramento"] costs $8<span><br> - * A one-way train ticket to San Jose costs $3</span>0<br> <span>-</span> * A one-way train ticket to Martinez costs $1<span>4</span><br> <span>-</span> * A one-way ticket to the Richmond Station is $2<span>0</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * A one-way train ticket to ["Sacramento"] costs $8<span>.5</span>0<br> <span>+ * A one-way train ticket to San Jose costs $31<br> +</span> * A one-way train ticket to Martinez costs $1<span>5</span><br> <span>+</span> * A one-way ticket to the Richmond Station is $2<span>1</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * A one-way ticket to ["San Francisco"] (connect by coach from Emeryville) is $2<span>4</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * A one-way ticket to ["San Francisco"] (connect by coach from Emeryville) is $2<span>5</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 68: </td> <td> Line 68: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *<span>&nbsp;don't be surprised if the train is late, possibly many hours late. </span> Odds are good you'll be on time or close to it, but if there's some serious problem just ["Train Station" chill out] and </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Odds are good you'll be on time or close to it, but if there's some serious problem just ["Train Station" chill out] and </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Superliner coaches were designed and built in the 80s and 90s, before everyone had laptops and cell phones. The is one outlet on the top level of each car, though. It was put in for vaccuuming the cars during servicing, so it's not designed to be "user friendly" but it works just fine. Here's how you can find it and use it:<br> - 1) bring a 12' extension cord with you on the train. Preferably with 3 outlets on the end, so you can "share" the power supply. And bring a sharp pocketknife.<br> - 2) when boarding, go up the stairs and turn to your left at the top of the stairs. Walk towards the end of the car, and the outlet is at the third seat on your left at about knee level. About halfway between the stairs and the end of the car.<br> - 3) If the third seat away from the stairs is open, take it. Otherwise, try to get one of the seats on that side of the aisle, as close to the third seat as possible.<br> - 4) If you got the third seat back, great. The outlet is usually partially hidden by the seat in front of you, it's pretty dark down there, but you'll find it eventually.<br> - 5) If you weren't able to get the third set back, make yourself comfy, wait for the conductor to come and take your ticket, then introduce yourself to the folks sitting in the third seat back, and ask it its okay if you plug your extension cord into their outlet. They probably won't have noticed it, and aren't likely to mind if you use it. Run your extension cord along the wall to their seat, and plug it in.<br> - 6) If you weren't able to get a seat anywhere on the left side by the outlet, casually look at the "destination tags" above each seat near the plug, and find someone getting sometime before your stop. (like Reno, Redding, Oakland). When they detrain, you can move to their seat. (It the train is full, ask your car attendant if this is okay. Most will be fine with it). Then you'll have power for the rest of the trip. (Stations have 3-letter codes -- "CHI" is Chico, "FKS" is Klamath Falls, "WIN" is Winnemucca, etc.).<br> - 7) If the outlet is partially obscured by the adjacent seat, you can usually still make it work. If it's only slightly obstructed, you can move the seat, plug in your extension cord, then move the seat back. The seat moves by pushing on a metal treadle on the aisle (each seat can rotate 180 degrees -- it's easier to turn the seats at the end of a trip than turn the car). Do this when there's no aisle traffic, and the car attendant isn't anywhere to be seen...<br> - If the outlet is obscured all the way over to the prong-slot, then you'll need to cut off part of the flange on your extension cord. Take your cord, your sharp knife, and use a book and newspaper as a cutting board. Shave off the rubberized plastic from one side or the other as necessary to make a narrow-profile flange that will fit cleanly in the outlet.<br> - 8) After you're plugged in, offer your neighbors a spot in your 3-outlet extension cord. You'll make new friends this way.<br> - and move to their seat when they vacate it. Then you'll have power for the rest of the trip.<br> - AND<br> - 9) There's plenty of other outlets on the train. One on the lower level by the outside door. One in each bathroom. Several in the lounge car, upper level, in an abandoned service area (this is where most folks charge their phones), and usually one downstairs in the lounge car. So even if you aren't able to get power from the single outlet in the coach, you'll still be able to use your equipment for part of the trip.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * Superliner coaches were designed and built in the 80s and 90s, before everyone had laptops and cell phones. There is one outlet on the top level of each car, though. It was put in for vaccuuming the cars during servicing, so it's not designed to be "user friendly" but it works just fine. 1) when boarding, go up the stairs and turn to your left at the top of the stairs. Walk towards the end of the car, and the outlet is at the third seat on your left at about knee level. About halfway between the stairs and the end of the car.<br> + 2) If the third seat away from the stairs is open, take it. Otherwise, try to get one of the seats on that side of the aisle, as close to the third seat as possible.<br> + 3) If you got the third seat back, great. The outlet is usually partially hidden by the seat in front of you, it's pretty dark down there, but you'll find it eventually.<br> + 4) If you weren't able to get a seat anywhere on the left side by the outlet, casually look at the "destination tags" above each seat near the plug, and find someone getting sometime before your stop. (like Reno, Redding, Oakland). When they detrain, you can move to their seat. (If the train is full, ask your car attendant if this is okay. Most will be fine with it). Then you'll have power for the rest of the trip. (Stations have 3-letter codes -- "CIC" is Chico, "KFS" is Klamath Falls, "WIN" is Winnemucca, etc.).<br> + 5) There's plenty of other outlets on the train. One on the lower level by the outside door. One in each bathroom. Several in the lounge car, upper level, in an abandoned service area (this is where most folks charge their phones), and usually one downstairs in the lounge car. So even if you aren't able to get power from the single outlet in the coach, you'll still be able to use your equipment for part of the trip.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 115: </td> <td> Line 107: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Amtrak [http://www.amtrak.com/IDrequirements.html requires] all of its adult passengers to show government-issued photo ID when asked, and they will actually go so far as to enter in your ID number (driving license, state ID, passport) into their computer system if you buy from a human at the counter. Security expert Bruce Schneier [http://www.schneier.com/essay-008.html explains why this is silly]. You probably can't avoid being forced to show your ID without being branded a terrorist (because, as we all know, only terrorists refuse to show ID) but you can avoid having your ID number entered in to their computer system if you purchase tickets online or from the kiosks. The staff on the long distance routes are far more likely to ask for your ID than the staff on the Capital Corridor.<br> - <br> - Of course, you'll be expected to show ID if you choose to purchase alcohol from the snack bar. You're not allowed to bring your own personal alcohol on the train, but it's doubtful they'll notice if it's one of the same brands (which include Sierra Nevada and Corona).<br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+ Amtrak [http://www.amtrak.com/IDrequirements.html requires] all adult passengers are required to show government-issued photo ID when asked. Of course, you'll be expected to show ID if you choose to purchase alcohol from the snack bar. You're not allowed to bring your own personal alcohol on the train.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 09:56:51WilliamLewisRevert to version 134 (It's useful.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||(800)872-7245<span>/(800-USA-RAIL) </span> (Reservations/Schedule<span>/All Other Questions</span>)|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||(800)872-7245 (Reservations/Schedule)||<span><br> + ||(530)758-7160 (Direct)||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 09:45:07nancilouise <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- )</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 09:44:17nancilouisespelling <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||(800)872-7245/(800-USA-RAIL) (Reservations/Schedule/A<span>LL</span> Other Questions)|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||(800)872-7245/(800-USA-RAIL) (Reservations/Schedule/A<span>ll</span> Other Questions)|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 09:43:20nancilouisepls do not post 530-758-7160. This is not intended for the public. Thanks. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||(800)872-7245 (Reservations/Schedule)|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||(800)872-7245<span>/(800-USA-RAIL) </span> (Reservations/Schedule<span>/ALL Other Questions</span>)||<span><br> + )</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-30 09:29:44nancilouise <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||(530)758-7160 (Direct)||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-12-07 10:31:13BruceHansenchange Location to Amtrak Station Location <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Location'''|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''<span>Amtrak Station </span>Location'''|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-10-31 22:48:33KelvinChanUpdated pricing info <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The "Capitol Corridor" service is one of the easiest ways to ["Transportation" get out] of ["Davis"] to ["Sacramento"] or the ["Bay Area"] via the [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/ Capitol Corridor]. The Capitol Corridor is a medium-distance train with unreserved seating. <span>Some of the cars now have</span> [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/<span>aboard</span>_<span>the_train</span>/wi<span>_</span>fi.php WiFi]<span>, but this costs </span>m<span>oney</span>. 110 V power outlets are available at many seats on the Capitol Corridor trains. <span>Ticket prices jump during holidays and on weekends (by approximately $4). Additionally, prices during the summer go up by $1-$3 depending on the destination. </span>Before boarding, passengers should buy tickets at the train station to avoid grumpy conductors and the extra 50% charge for buying tickets on board. If you board the train at a station that does not have an attendant, however, you will not be charged the extra 50% fee. All Capitol Corridor trains have bike racks so you can travel with your bike to and from your destination at no extra charge. If you are returning to Davis, the ["Amtrak Shuttle"] is an excellent way to go home after getting off at the ["Train Station"]. Capitol Corridor trains usually run on time. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The "Capitol Corridor" service is one of the easiest ways to ["Transportation" get out] of ["Davis"] to ["Sacramento"] or the ["Bay Area"] via the [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/ Capitol Corridor]. The Capitol Corridor is a medium-distance train with unreserved seating. <span>Onboard</span> [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/<span>on</span>_<span>board</span>/wifi.php WiFi]<span>&nbsp;is co</span>m<span>ing soon and will be free when it launches</span>. 110 V power outlets are available at many seats on the Capitol Corridor trains. Before boarding, passengers should buy tickets at the train station to avoid grumpy conductors and the extra 50% charge for buying tickets on board. If you board the train at a station that does not have an attendant, however, you will not be charged the extra 50% fee. All Capitol Corridor trains have bike racks so you can travel with your bike to and from your destination at no extra charge. <span>The train station is serviced by ["Unitrans"] on the ["A bus line"] during weekdays and the ["O Bus Line Saturday" O line] during the weekend. </span>If you are returning to Davis<span>&nbsp;weekday evenings</span>, the ["Amtrak Shuttle"] is an excellent way to go home after getting off at the ["Train Station"]. Capitol Corridor trains usually run on time. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [updated January 2010 - approximate prices]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [updated October 2010]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * A one-way train ticket to San Jose costs $<span>29</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * A one-way train ticket to San Jose costs $<span>30</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * A one-way ticket to Jack London Square in ["Oakland"] is $2<span>2</span><br> <span>-</span> * A one-way ticket to ["San Francisco"] (connect by coach from Emeryville) is $2<span>5</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * A one-way ticket to Jack London Square in ["Oakland"] is $2<span>3</span><br> <span>+</span> * A one-way ticket to ["San Francisco"] (connect by coach from Emeryville) is $2<span>4</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 123: </td> <td> Line 123: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Take Amtrak to Emeryville, and take Amtrak coach to San Francisco for $2<span>3</span>.00 one-way (<span>Aug</span>. 200<span>8</span>). The coach stops at the Ferry Building, Fisherman's Wharf, the Financial Center, Union Square, the Moscone Center and finally the CalTrain station on 4th and Townsend Streets. This option allows you to buy just one ticket for your entire journey.<br> <span>-</span> *Take Amtrak to Richmond Station, where you can then take the ["BART"] to Civic Center for a total of $2<span>3</span>. It is quite simple to change between Amtrak and BART. Walk down the stairs from the Amtrak platform, walk through the station to the BART ticket machine, and take an escalator up to the BART platform. This option is quicker than taking the Amtrak coach into the city. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Take Amtrak to Emeryville, and take Amtrak coach to San Francisco for $2<span>4</span>.00 one-way (<span>Oct</span>. 20<span>1</span>0). The coach stops at the Ferry Building, Fisherman's Wharf, the Financial Center, Union Square, the Moscone Center and finally the CalTrain station on 4th and Townsend Streets. This option allows you to buy just one ticket for your entire journey.<br> <span>+</span> *Take Amtrak to Richmond Station, where you can then take the ["BART"] to Civic Center for a total of $2<span>4.25</span>. It is quite simple to change between Amtrak and BART. Walk down the stairs from the Amtrak platform, walk through the station to the BART ticket machine, and take an escalator up to the BART platform. This option is quicker than taking the Amtrak coach into the city. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 126: </td> <td> Line 126: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * If you take the Amtrak+Bart route, you can also get a BART Transfer for the MUNI system, which saves you $.25<span>(?)</span> off the $<span>1</span>.<span>5</span>0<span>&nbsp;fair</span>, even on their rail lines, such as the F-Line, which goes to Embarcadero/Fisherman's Wharf. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * If you take the Amtrak+Bart route, you can also get a BART Transfer for the MUNI system, which saves you $.25 off the $<span>2</span>.0<span>0 fare</span>, even on their rail lines, such as the F-Line, which goes to Embarcadero/Fisherman's Wharf. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 129: </td> <td> Line 129: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *It is $6.25 each way for the ferry and $2<span>1</span>.00 for the train, but it is an interesting trip that gives you a better view while crossing the bay. </td> <td> <span>+</span> *It is $6.25 each way for the ferry and $2<span>3</span>.00 for the train, but it is an interesting trip that gives you a better view while crossing the bay. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 141: </td> <td> Line 141: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Amtrak also offers multi-ride and monthly pass tickets for the Capitol Corridor. As of 3/10<span>/10</span> 10 ride and monthly tickets between Sacramento and Davis cost $49<span>&nbsp;and $132, respectively. Between Davis and San Jose a 10 ride is $1</span>8<span>3 and a monthly is $480</span>. Between Davis and Oakland (Jack London Square) a 10 ride is $140 and a monthly is $368. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Amtrak also offers multi-ride and monthly pass tickets for the Capitol Corridor. As of <span>10/</span>3<span>1</span>/10 10 ride and monthly tickets between Sacramento and Davis cost<span>&nbsp;$50 and $135, respectively. Between Davis and San Jose a 10 ride is $207 and a monthly is</span> $498. Between Davis and Oakland (Jack London Square) a 10 ride is $140 and a monthly is $368. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-04-15 07:51:28LisaAupdated fares <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 141: </td> <td> Line 141: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Amtrak also offers multi-ride and monthly pass tickets for the Capitol Corridor. As of <span>7</span>/1/<span>0</span>8<span>&nbsp;10 ride and monthly tickets between Sacramento and Davis cost</span> $4<span>3 and $116, respectively. Between Davis and San Jose a 10 ride is $165 and a monthly is $445</span>. Between Davis and Oakland (Jack London Square) a 10 ride is $1<span>19</span> and a monthly is $3<span>22</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Amtrak also offers multi-ride and monthly pass tickets for the Capitol Corridor. As of <span>3</span>/1<span>0</span>/<span>10 10 ride and monthly tickets between Sacramento and Davis cost $49 and $132, respectively. Between Davis and San Jose a 10 ride is $1</span>8<span>3 and a monthly is</span> $4<span>80</span>. Between Davis and Oakland (Jack London Square) a 10 ride is $1<span>40</span> and a monthly is $3<span>68</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-03-31 15:12:52LeeY <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * A one-way ticket to ["San Francisco"] (connect by coach from Emeryville) is $25</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-03-31 15:07:42LeeY(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||See station agent before your train arrives.||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-03-31 15:07:29LeeY(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Note: '''Parking permit required!''' (and parking fills up at 6AM on weekdays). Request permit <span>t</span>o agent by showing your ticket|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Note: '''Parking permit required!''' (and parking fills up at 6AM on weekdays). Request permit <span>fr</span>o<span>m</span> agent by showing your ticket|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-03-31 15:07:11LeeY(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Note: '''Parking permit required!''' (and parking fills up at 6AM on weekdays). Request permit <span>fr</span>o<span>m</span> agent by showing your ticket|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Note: '''Parking permit required!''' (and parking fills up at 6AM on weekdays). Request permit <span>t</span>o agent by showing your ticket|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-03-31 15:06:57LeeY(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Note: '''Parking permit required!''' (and parking fills up at 6AM on weekdays). Request permit <span>t</span>o agent by showing your ticket|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Note: '''Parking permit required!''' (and parking fills up at 6AM on weekdays). Request permit <span>fr</span>o<span>m</span> agent by showing your ticket|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-03-31 15:06:26LeeY(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Note: '''Parking permit required!''' (and parking fills up at 6AM on weekdays)|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Note: '''Parking permit required!''' (and parking fills up at 6AM on weekdays)<span>. Request permit to agent by showing your ticket</span>|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2010-02-05 11:45:38j-bedaupdated prices based on amtrack website <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [updated <span>s</span>um<span>mer 2005</span>]<br> <span>-</span> * A one-way train ticket to ["Sacramento"] costs $<span>5.50<br> -</span> * A one-way train ticket to San Jose costs $2<span>8<br> -</span> * A one-way train ticket to Martinez costs $1<span>0 (or $11 during summer)<br> -</span> * A one-way ticket to the Richmond Station is $<span>18 (or $19 during summer </span>20<span>08) as of December 2007<br> -</span> * A one-way ticket to Jack London Square in ["Oakland"] is $<span>17</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> [updated <span>Jan</span>u<span>ary 2010 - approxi</span>m<span>ate prices</span>]<br> <span>+</span> * A one-way train ticket to ["Sacramento"] costs $<span>8<br> +</span> * A one-way train ticket to San Jose costs $2<span>9<br> +</span> * A one-way train ticket to Martinez costs $1<span>4<br> +</span> * A one-way ticket to the Richmond Station is $20<span><br> +</span> * A one-way ticket to Jack London Square in ["Oakland"] is $<span>22</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-12-04 14:52:50IAmNewHere(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Amtrak''' offers two types of train service from the ["Train station" Davis train station]: the "Capitol Corridor" service with trains about ever hour east to Sacramento and west to Oakland/San Jose, and the Long Distance service with one departure daily of the Coast Starlight (north to Portland and Seattle, south to Los Angeles), and the California Zephyr (east to Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha and Chicago). Capitol Corridor trains are the ones commonly seen in Davis, with blue orange and silver cars, about 5 cars long. Long distance trains are silver with red and blue stripes, have 2 engines, and 7-11 cars. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Amtrak''' offers two types of train service from the ["Train station" Davis train station]: the "Capitol Corridor" service with trains about ever<span>y</span> hour east to Sacramento and west to Oakland/San Jose, and the Long Distance service with one departure daily of the Coast Starlight (north to Portland and Seattle, south to Los Angeles), and the California Zephyr (east to Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha and Chicago). Capitol Corridor trains are the ones commonly seen in Davis, with blue orange and silver cars, about 5 cars long. Long distance trains are silver with red and blue stripes, have 2 engines, and 7-11 cars. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-10-26 03:14:21TedBuehlerupdated long-distance train schedules <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Zephyr runs between Chicago, Ill and Emeryville, CA. It departs Davis at 10:31am going east, and arrives in Chicago at 3:50PM two days later. The Zephyr has great daytime scenery, crossing Donner Pass and the Colorado Rockies by day, and going across the desert and plains at night. Major cities include Reno, NV, Salt Lake City UT, Grand Junction, CO, Denver CO, Omaha NE, and Chicago Il. With connecting trains to New York and Washington DC from Chicago. <span>Foll</span>ow<span>&nbsp;this link to the Zephyr Timetable: </span> http://www.amtrak.com/<span>timetable</span>/<span>may</span>09/<span>P</span>05<span>.pdf and here is a link to a "route guide" (descriptions of scenic highlights)http://www.amtrak.com/pdf/routeguidecazephyr.pdf</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Zephyr runs between Chicago, Ill and Emeryville, CA. It departs Davis at 10:31am going east, and arrives in Chicago at 3:50PM two days later. The Zephyr has great daytime scenery, crossing Donner Pass and the Colorado Rockies by day, and going across the desert and plains at night. Major cities include Reno, NV, Salt Lake City UT, Grand Junction, CO, Denver CO, Omaha NE, and Chicago Il. With connecting trains to New York and Washington DC from Chicago. <span>Timetable and Route Guide can be d</span>ow<span>nloaded from here</span> http://www.amtrak.com/<span>servlet</span>/<span>ContentServer/AM_Route_C/12376</span>0<span>8341</span>9<span>80</span>/<span>12374</span>05<span>732511</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Starlight runs between Los Angeles and and Seattle, with great scenery along the coast from Ventura to north of Santa Barbara, and a spectacular crossing of Oregon's Cascade Range east of Eugene, OR. The Starlight runs at night from the Bay Area to Klamath Falls, OR, so you'll miss the great scenery around Mt. Shasta unless you travel during summer solstice. The Starlight leaves Davis at 11:33pm northbound to Seattle (arriving the next day at 8:45pm) and at 6:50am south to Los Angeles (arriving the same day at 9pm). Astute observers will note that this is a 14 hour train ride instead of a 6 hour drive, but you might also note that 1) you're not driving, 2) you're on the coast where track is curvy and scenery great. Major stops include Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Redding, Klamath Falls OR, Eugene OR, Portland OR, Olympia WA, and Seattle WA. With a connecting bus north to Vancouver BC (another 4 hours). Timetable<span>: </span> http://www.amtrak.com/<span>timetable</span>/<span>may</span>0<span>9/P</span>11<span>.pdf and and Route Guide: http://www.amtrak.com/pdf/routeguidecoaststarlight.pdf</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Starlight runs between Los Angeles and and Seattle, with great scenery along the coast from Ventura to north of Santa Barbara, and a spectacular crossing of Oregon's Cascade Range east of Eugene, OR. The Starlight runs at night from the Bay Area to Klamath Falls, OR, so you'll miss the great scenery around Mt. Shasta unless you travel during summer solstice. The Starlight leaves Davis at 11:33pm northbound to Seattle (arriving the next day at 8:45pm) and at 6:50am south to Los Angeles (arriving the same day at 9pm). Astute observers will note that this is a 14 hour train ride instead of a 6 hour drive, but you might also note that 1) you're not driving, 2) you're on the coast where track is curvy and scenery great. Major stops include Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Redding, Klamath Falls OR, Eugene OR, Portland OR, Olympia WA, and Seattle WA. With a connecting bus north to Vancouver BC (another 4 hours). Timetable<span>&nbsp;and Route Guide can be downloaded from here</span> http://www.amtrak.com/<span>servlet</span>/<span>ContentServer/AM_Route_C/1241245648567/12374</span>0<span>57325</span>11 </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * bring creature comforts for a good night's sleep. Bring your own pillowcase and stuff it with clothes for a pillow, bring a blanket, and bring an old turtleneck you can furl up and tie around your head as a blindfold/earmuff.<br> - * bring a 12' extension cord if you want to use a laptop. There's only one outlet in the coaches. To find it, go up the stairs, turn left, and get a seat on the left side of the aisle. The outlet is at knee-height at the third seat back. If the third seat back is empty, grab it. If not, get a seat in front or behind the seat with the outlet, and wait until things settle down after the stop and politely ask the occupants if you can plug in your extension cord and run it along the wall to your seat. The outlet is sometimes partially obscured by the seat in front, so you'll need to shave off the left side of the flange on your plug to get it in. If you don't get a seat nearby, don't freak out, you can charge it in the lounge car, or sit downstairs at the outside door and charge it. If you don't get a seat near the outlet and really electrical access, casually look at the "destination tags" above each seat near the plug, and find someone getting sometime soon (like Reno, Redding, Oakland) and move to their seat when they vacate it. Then you'll have power for the rest of the trip.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * bring creature comforts for a good night's sleep. Bring your own pillowcase and stuff it with clothes for a pillow, and bring a blanket for coziness and privacy. If you're sensitive to sound and light at night, bring an old turtleneck -- when you're settling in for the night, hold it by the sleeves and furl up the torso-part, then tie it around your head so it covers your eyes and ears as a blindfold/earmuff.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 76: </td> <td> Line 75: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * For some "small cities with major universities" destinations (San Luis Obispo, Eugene OR, Corvallis/Albany<span>,</span> OR, Olympia WA, Reno NV, Provo UT) Amtrak is more convenient than flying, as it offers direct service from downtown Davis to the downtown of the destination city. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * For some "small cities with major universities" destinations (San Luis Obispo<span>&nbsp;CA, Santa Barbara CA</span>, Eugene OR, Corvallis/Albany OR, Olympia WA, Reno NV, Provo UT) Amtrak is <span>often </span>more convenient than flying, as it offers direct service from downtown Davis to the downtown of the destination city. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 77: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;* Bicycles need to be checked as baggage. There is a fee and you need a box</span> (<span>arrive early for this).<br> - * You can only take check baggage (or take</span> bicycles) to cities with **staffed stations** marked with a little suitcase icon on the timetables <span>http://www.a</span>m<span>trak.com/timetable/oct08/P11.pdf</span> i.e., you can check a bag to Klamath Falls, OR <span>and</span> Santa Barbara, CA, but not to Paso Robles, CA or Chemult, OR. </td> <td> <span>+ * Bicycles need to be checked as baggage. There is a fee and you need a box (arrive early for this). Folding bikes can be taken as carry</span>-<span>on.<br> + * You can only take checked baggage</span> (<span>or</span> bicycles) to cities with **staffed stations** marked with a little suitcase icon on the timetables <span>(see ti</span>m<span>etables in above links)</span> i.e., you can check a bag to Klamath Falls, OR <span>or</span> Santa Barbara, CA, but not to Paso Robles, CA or Chemult, OR. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 89: </td> <td> Line 88: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * You can get up and walk around </td> <td> <span>+</span> * You can get up and walk around<span>.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 97: </td> <td> Line 96: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Power for laptops and other electronic devices on Long Distance Trains<br> + * Superliner coaches were designed and built in the 80s and 90s, before everyone had laptops and cell phones. The is one outlet on the top level of each car, though. It was put in for vaccuuming the cars during servicing, so it's not designed to be "user friendly" but it works just fine. Here's how you can find it and use it:<br> + 1) bring a 12' extension cord with you on the train. Preferably with 3 outlets on the end, so you can "share" the power supply. And bring a sharp pocketknife.<br> + 2) when boarding, go up the stairs and turn to your left at the top of the stairs. Walk towards the end of the car, and the outlet is at the third seat on your left at about knee level. About halfway between the stairs and the end of the car.<br> + 3) If the third seat away from the stairs is open, take it. Otherwise, try to get one of the seats on that side of the aisle, as close to the third seat as possible.<br> + 4) If you got the third seat back, great. The outlet is usually partially hidden by the seat in front of you, it's pretty dark down there, but you'll find it eventually.<br> + 5) If you weren't able to get the third set back, make yourself comfy, wait for the conductor to come and take your ticket, then introduce yourself to the folks sitting in the third seat back, and ask it its okay if you plug your extension cord into their outlet. They probably won't have noticed it, and aren't likely to mind if you use it. Run your extension cord along the wall to their seat, and plug it in.<br> + 6) If you weren't able to get a seat anywhere on the left side by the outlet, casually look at the "destination tags" above each seat near the plug, and find someone getting sometime before your stop. (like Reno, Redding, Oakland). When they detrain, you can move to their seat. (It the train is full, ask your car attendant if this is okay. Most will be fine with it). Then you'll have power for the rest of the trip. (Stations have 3-letter codes -- "CHI" is Chico, "FKS" is Klamath Falls, "WIN" is Winnemucca, etc.).<br> + 7) If the outlet is partially obscured by the adjacent seat, you can usually still make it work. If it's only slightly obstructed, you can move the seat, plug in your extension cord, then move the seat back. The seat moves by pushing on a metal treadle on the aisle (each seat can rotate 180 degrees -- it's easier to turn the seats at the end of a trip than turn the car). Do this when there's no aisle traffic, and the car attendant isn't anywhere to be seen...<br> + If the outlet is obscured all the way over to the prong-slot, then you'll need to cut off part of the flange on your extension cord. Take your cord, your sharp knife, and use a book and newspaper as a cutting board. Shave off the rubberized plastic from one side or the other as necessary to make a narrow-profile flange that will fit cleanly in the outlet.<br> + 8) After you're plugged in, offer your neighbors a spot in your 3-outlet extension cord. You'll make new friends this way.<br> + and move to their seat when they vacate it. Then you'll have power for the rest of the trip.<br> + AND<br> + 9) There's plenty of other outlets on the train. One on the lower level by the outside door. One in each bathroom. Several in the lounge car, upper level, in an abandoned service area (this is where most folks charge their phones), and usually one downstairs in the lounge car. So even if you aren't able to get power from the single outlet in the coach, you'll still be able to use your equipment for part of the trip.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-10-24 10:15:31IrinaChakrabortychanged the station phone number (old one transfered to general amtrak #) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||(530)758-<span>422</span>0 (Direct)|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||(530)758-<span>716</span>0 (Direct)|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-10-11 17:08:59TedBuehler <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Zephyr runs between Chicago, Ill and Emeryville, CA. It departs Davis at 10:31am going east, and arrives in Chicago at 3:50PM two days later. The Zephyr has great daytime scenery, crossing Donner Pass and the Colorado Rockies by day, and going across the desert and plains at night. Major cities include Reno, NV, Salt Lake City UT, Grand Junction, CO, Denver CO, Omaha NE, and Chicago Il. With connecting trains to New York and Washington DC from Chicago. Follow this link to the Zephyr Timetable: http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/may09/P05.pdf and here is a link to a "route guide" (descriptions of scenic highlights)http://www.<span>vacationsbyrail.com/</span>u<span>sa/amtrak_vacations/cali</span>f<span>ornia_zephyr_experience/routeguidecazephyr.pdf</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Zephyr runs between Chicago, Ill and Emeryville, CA. It departs Davis at 10:31am going east, and arrives in Chicago at 3:50PM two days later. The Zephyr has great daytime scenery, crossing Donner Pass and the Colorado Rockies by day, and going across the desert and plains at night. Major cities include Reno, NV, Salt Lake City UT, Grand Junction, CO, Denver CO, Omaha NE, and Chicago Il. With connecting trains to New York and Washington DC from Chicago. Follow this link to the Zephyr Timetable: http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/may09/P05.pdf and here is a link to a "route guide" (descriptions of scenic highlights)http://www.<span>amtrak.com/pdf/ro</span>u<span>teguidecazephyr.pd</span>f </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Starlight runs between Los Angeles and and Seattle, with great scenery along the coast from Ventura to north of Santa Barbara, and a spectacular crossing of Oregon's Cascade Range east of Eugene, OR. The Starlight runs at night from the Bay Area to Klamath Falls, OR, so you'll miss the great scenery around Mt. Shasta unless you travel during summer solstice. The Starlight leaves Davis at 11:33pm northbound to Seattle (arriving the next day at 8:45pm) and at 6:50am south to Los Angeles (arriving the same day at 9pm). Astute observers will note that this is a 14 hour train ride instead of a 6 hour drive, but you might also note that 1) you're not driving, 2) you're on the coast where track is curvy and scenery great. Major stops include Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Redding, Klamath Falls OR, Eugene OR, Portland OR, Olympia WA, and Seattle WA. With a connecting bus north to Vancouver BC (another 4 hours). Timetable: http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/<span>oct</span>0<span>8</span>/P11.pdf and and Route Guide: http://www.<span>vacationsbyrail</span>.com/<span>usa</span>/<span>amtrak_vacations/coast_starlight_experience/</span>routeguidecoaststarlight.pdf </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Starlight runs between Los Angeles and and Seattle, with great scenery along the coast from Ventura to north of Santa Barbara, and a spectacular crossing of Oregon's Cascade Range east of Eugene, OR. The Starlight runs at night from the Bay Area to Klamath Falls, OR, so you'll miss the great scenery around Mt. Shasta unless you travel during summer solstice. The Starlight leaves Davis at 11:33pm northbound to Seattle (arriving the next day at 8:45pm) and at 6:50am south to Los Angeles (arriving the same day at 9pm). Astute observers will note that this is a 14 hour train ride instead of a 6 hour drive, but you might also note that 1) you're not driving, 2) you're on the coast where track is curvy and scenery great. Major stops include Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Redding, Klamath Falls OR, Eugene OR, Portland OR, Olympia WA, and Seattle WA. With a connecting bus north to Vancouver BC (another 4 hours). Timetable: http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/<span>may</span>0<span>9</span>/P11.pdf and and Route Guide: http://www.<span>amtrak</span>.com/<span>pdf</span>/routeguidecoaststarlight.pdf </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-10-11 17:03:36TedBuehlerupdated California Zephyr timetable link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Zephyr runs between Chicago, Ill and Emeryville, CA. It departs Davis at 10:31am going east, and arrives in Chicago at 3:50PM two days later. The Zephyr has great daytime scenery, crossing Donner Pass and the Colorado Rockies by day, and going across the desert and plains at night. Major cities include Reno, NV, Salt Lake City UT, Grand Junction, CO, Denver CO, Omaha NE, and Chicago Il. With connecting trains to New York and Washington DC from Chicago. Follow this link to the Zephyr Timetable: http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/<span>jan</span>09/P05.pdf and here is a link to a "route guide" (descriptions of scenic highlights)http://www.vacationsbyrail.com/usa/amtrak_vacations/california_zephyr_experience/routeguidecazephyr.pdf </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Zephyr runs between Chicago, Ill and Emeryville, CA. It departs Davis at 10:31am going east, and arrives in Chicago at 3:50PM two days later. The Zephyr has great daytime scenery, crossing Donner Pass and the Colorado Rockies by day, and going across the desert and plains at night. Major cities include Reno, NV, Salt Lake City UT, Grand Junction, CO, Denver CO, Omaha NE, and Chicago Il. With connecting trains to New York and Washington DC from Chicago. Follow this link to the Zephyr Timetable: http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/<span>may</span>09/P05.pdf and here is a link to a "route guide" (descriptions of scenic highlights)http://www.vacationsbyrail.com/usa/amtrak_vacations/california_zephyr_experience/routeguidecazephyr.pdf </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 72: </td> <td> Line 72: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * bring a 12' extension cord if you want to use a laptop. There's only one outlet in the coaches<span>, to find it, go up the stairs, turn left, and get a seat on the left side of the aisle</span>. The outlet is at knee-height at the<span>&nbsp;</span> third seat back. If the third seat back is empty, grab it. If not, w<span>ait until things settle do</span>wn after the stop and politely ask the occupants if you can plug in your extension cord and run it along the wall to your seat. The outlet is sometimes partially obscured by the seat in front, so you'll need to shave off the left side of the flange on your plug to get it in. If you don't get a seat nearby, don't freak out, you can charge it in the lounge car, or sit downstairs at the door and charge it. If you <span>really</span> w<span>ant a seat </span>w<span>ith electrical access, casually look at the "destination tags" above each seat near the plug, and find someone getting sometime soon (like Reno, Redding, Oakland) and move to their seat when they vacate it</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * bring a 12' extension cord if you want to use a laptop. There's only one outlet in the coaches. T<span>o find it, go up the stairs, turn left, and get a seat on the left side of the aisle. T</span>he outlet is at knee-height at the third seat back. If the third seat back is empty, grab it. If not, <span>get a seat in front or behind the seat </span>w<span>ith the outlet, and </span>w<span>ait until things settle dow</span>n after the stop and politely ask the occupants if you can plug in your extension cord and run it along the wall to your seat. The outlet is sometimes partially obscured by the seat in front, so you'll need to shave off the left side of the flange on your plug to get it in. If you don't get a seat nearby, don't freak out, you can charge it in the lounge car, or sit downstairs at the <span>outside </span>door and charge it. If you <span>don't get a seat near the outlet and really electrical access, casually look at the "destination tags" above each seat near the plug, and find someone getting sometime soon (like Reno, Redding, Oakland) and move to their seat</span> w<span>hen they vacate it. Then you'll have po</span>w<span>er for the rest of the trip</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-29 09:56:29WilliamLewis(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 100: </td> <td> Line 100: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Amtrak [http://www.amtrak.com/IDrequirements.html requires] all of its adult passengers to show government-issued photo ID when asked, and they will actually go so far as to enter in your ID number (driving license, state ID, passport) into their computer system if you buy from a human at the counter. Security expert Bruce Schneier [http://www.schneier.com/essay-008.html explains why this is silly]. You probably can't avoid being forced to show your ID without being branded a terrorist (because, as we all know, only terrorists refuse to show ID) but you can avoid having your ID number entered in to their computer system if you purchase tickets online or from the kiosks. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Amtrak [http://www.amtrak.com/IDrequirements.html requires] all of its adult passengers to show government-issued photo ID when asked, and they will actually go so far as to enter in your ID number (driving license, state ID, passport) into their computer system if you buy from a human at the counter. Security expert Bruce Schneier [http://www.schneier.com/essay-008.html explains why this is silly]. You probably can't avoid being forced to show your ID without being branded a terrorist (because, as we all know, only terrorists refuse to show ID) but you can avoid having your ID number entered in to their computer system if you purchase tickets online or from the kiosks.<span>&nbsp;The staff on the long distance routes are far more likely to ask for your ID than the staff on the Capital Corridor.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 15:41:17JabberWokky(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Amtrak''' offers two types of train service from the ["Train station Davis train station]: the "Capitol Corridor" service with trains about ever hour east to Sacramento and west to Oakland/San Jose, and the Long Distance service with one departure daily of the Coast Starlight (north to Portland and Seattle, south to Los Angeles), and the California Zephyr (east to Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha and Chicago). Capitol Corridor trains are the ones commonly seen in Davis, with blue orange and silver cars, about 5 cars long. Long distance trains are silver with red and blue stripes, have 2 engines, and 7-11 cars. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Amtrak''' offers two types of train service from the ["Train station<span>"</span> Davis train station]: the "Capitol Corridor" service with trains about ever hour east to Sacramento and west to Oakland/San Jose, and the Long Distance service with one departure daily of the Coast Starlight (north to Portland and Seattle, south to Los Angeles), and the California Zephyr (east to Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha and Chicago). Capitol Corridor trains are the ones commonly seen in Davis, with blue orange and silver cars, about 5 cars long. Long distance trains are silver with red and blue stripes, have 2 engines, and 7-11 cars. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 15:41:00JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Amtrak''' offers two types of train service from Davis <span>--</span> the "Capitol Corridor" service with trains about ever hour east to Sacramento and west to Oakland/San Jose, and the Long Distance service with one departure daily of the Coast Starlight (north to Portland and Seattle, south to Los Angeles), and the California Zephyr (east to Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha and Chicago). Capitol Corridor trains are the ones commonly seen in Davis, with blue orange and silver cars, about 5 cars long. Long distance trains are silver with red and blue stripes, have 2 engines, and 7-11 cars. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Amtrak''' offers two types of train service from <span>the ["Train station </span>Davis <span>train station]:</span> the "Capitol Corridor" service with trains about ever hour east to Sacramento and west to Oakland/San Jose, and the Long Distance service with one departure daily of the Coast Starlight (north to Portland and Seattle, south to Los Angeles), and the California Zephyr (east to Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha and Chicago). Capitol Corridor trains are the ones commonly seen in Davis, with blue orange and silver cars, about 5 cars long. Long distance trains are silver with red and blue stripes, have 2 engines, and 7-11 cars. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * don't be surprised if the train is late, possibly many hours late. Odds are good you'll be on time or close to it, but if there's some serious problem just chill out and </td> <td> <span>+</span> * don't be surprised if the train is late, possibly many hours late. Odds are good you'll be on time or close to it, but if there's some serious problem just <span>["Train Station" </span>chill out<span>]</span> and </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 13:40:59SolidSenderThe Wiki-fication is too much sometimes: everybody knows what a timetable is <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Zephyr runs between Chicago, Ill and Emeryville, CA. It departs Davis at 10:31am going east, and arrives in Chicago at 3:50PM two days later. The Zephyr has great daytime scenery, crossing Donner Pass and the Colorado Rockies by day, and going across the desert and plains at night. Major cities include Reno, NV, Salt Lake City UT, Grand Junction, CO, Denver CO, Omaha NE, and Chicago Il. With connecting trains to New York and Washington DC from Chicago. <span>Here is a</span> link to the <span>official "</span>Timetable<span>" (schedule with all stations and stop times) is at</span> http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/jan09/P05.pdf and here is a link to a "route guide" (descriptions of scenic highlights)http://www.vacationsbyrail.com/usa/amtrak_vacations/california_zephyr_experience/routeguidecazephyr.pdf </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Zephyr runs between Chicago, Ill and Emeryville, CA. It departs Davis at 10:31am going east, and arrives in Chicago at 3:50PM two days later. The Zephyr has great daytime scenery, crossing Donner Pass and the Colorado Rockies by day, and going across the desert and plains at night. Major cities include Reno, NV, Salt Lake City UT, Grand Junction, CO, Denver CO, Omaha NE, and Chicago Il. With connecting trains to New York and Washington DC from Chicago. <span>Follow this</span> link to the <span>Zephyr </span>Timetable<span>: </span> http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/jan09/P05.pdf and here is a link to a "route guide" (descriptions of scenic highlights)http://www.vacationsbyrail.com/usa/amtrak_vacations/california_zephyr_experience/routeguidecazephyr.pdf </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 11:27:22TedBuehler <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Zephyr runs between Chicago, Il and Emeryville, CA. It departs Davis at 10:31am going east, and arrives in Chicago at 3:50PM two days later. The Zephyr has great daytime scenery, crossing Donner Pass and the Colorado Rockies by day, and going across the desert and plains at night. Major cities include Reno, NV, Salt Lake City UT, Grand Junction, CO, Denver CO, Omaha NE, and Chicago Il. With connecting trains to New York and Washington DC from Chicago. <span>&nbsp;</span>Timetable (schedule with all stations and stop times) is at http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/jan09/P05.pdf </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Zephyr runs between Chicago, I<span>l</span>l and Emeryville, CA. It departs Davis at 10:31am going east, and arrives in Chicago at 3:50PM two days later. The Zephyr has great daytime scenery, crossing Donner Pass and the Colorado Rockies by day, and going across the desert and plains at night. Major cities include Reno, NV, Salt Lake City UT, Grand Junction, CO, Denver CO, Omaha NE, and Chicago Il. With connecting trains to New York and Washington DC from Chicago. <span>Here is a link to the official "</span>Timetable<span>"</span> (schedule with all stations and stop times) is at http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/jan09/P05.pdf<span>&nbsp;and here is a link to a "route guide" (descriptions of scenic highlights)http://www.vacationsbyrail.com/usa/amtrak_vacations/california_zephyr_experience/routeguidecazephyr.pdf</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Starlight runs between Los Angeles and and Seattle, with great scenery along the coast from Ventura to north of Santa Barbara, and a spectacular crossing of Oregon's Cascade Range east of Eugene, OR. The Starlight runs at night from the Bay Area to Klamath Falls, OR, so you'll miss the great scenery around Mt. Shasta unless you travel during summer solstice. The Starlight leaves Davis at 11:33pm northbound to Seattle (arriving the next day at 8:45pm) and at 6:50am south to Los Angeles (arriving the same day at 9pm). Astute observers will note that this is a 14 hour train ride instead of a 6 hour drive, but you might also note that 1) you're not driving, 2) you're on the coast where track is curvy and scenery great. Major stops include Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Redding, Klamath Falls OR, Eugene OR, Portland OR, Olympia WA, and Seattle WA. With a connecting bus north to Vancouver BC (another 4 hours). Timetable<span>&nbsp;(schedule with all stations and stop times) is at</span> http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/oct08/P11.pdf </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Starlight runs between Los Angeles and and Seattle, with great scenery along the coast from Ventura to north of Santa Barbara, and a spectacular crossing of Oregon's Cascade Range east of Eugene, OR. The Starlight runs at night from the Bay Area to Klamath Falls, OR, so you'll miss the great scenery around Mt. Shasta unless you travel during summer solstice. The Starlight leaves Davis at 11:33pm northbound to Seattle (arriving the next day at 8:45pm) and at 6:50am south to Los Angeles (arriving the same day at 9pm). Astute observers will note that this is a 14 hour train ride instead of a 6 hour drive, but you might also note that 1) you're not driving, 2) you're on the coast where track is curvy and scenery great. Major stops include Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Redding, Klamath Falls OR, Eugene OR, Portland OR, Olympia WA, and Seattle WA. With a connecting bus north to Vancouver BC (another 4 hours). Timetable<span>: </span> http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/oct08/P11.pdf<span>&nbsp;and and Route Guide: http://www.vacationsbyrail.com/usa/amtrak_vacations/coast_starlight_experience/routeguidecoaststarlight.pdf</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 11:12:29TedBuehler <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 72: </td> <td> Line 72: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * bring a 12' extension cord if you want to use a laptop. There's only one outlet in the coaches, to find it, go up the stairs, turn left, and get a seat on the left side of the aisle. The outlet is at knee-height at the third seat back. If the third seat back is empty, grab it. If not, wait until things settle down after the stop and politely ask the occupants if you can plug in your extension cord and run it along the wall to your seat. The outlet is sometimes partially obscured by the seat in front, so you'll need to shave <span>part of the flange off</span> your plug to get it in. If you don't get a seat nearby, don't freak out, you can charge it in the lounge car, or sit downstairs at the door and charge it. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * bring a 12' extension cord if you want to use a laptop. There's only one outlet in the coaches, to find it, go up the stairs, turn left, and get a seat on the left side of the aisle. The outlet is at knee-height at the third seat back. If the third seat back is empty, grab it. If not, wait until things settle down after the stop and politely ask the occupants if you can plug in your extension cord and run it along the wall to your seat. The outlet is sometimes partially obscured by the seat in front, so you'll need to shave <span>off the left side of the flange on</span> your plug to get it in. If you don't get a seat nearby, don't freak out, you can charge it in the lounge car, or sit downstairs at the door and charge it.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;If you really want a seat with electrical access, casually look at the "destination tags" above each seat near the plug, and find someone getting sometime soon (like Reno, Redding, Oakland) and move to their seat when they vacate it.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Call Amtrak (800-USA-RAIL) and ask Julie the automated voice for 'Train Status" to find out if your train is on time. Even if Julie says something like "the Starlight is expected in at 9:12AM, 2 hours and 22 minutes late..." be sure to be there at least a half hour before expected arrival. The Amtrak automatic delay calculator can have problems, and you're better off waiting an extra half hour at the Davis station than missing your train. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Call Amtrak (800-USA-RAIL) and ask Julie the automated voice for 'Train Status" to find out if your train is on time. Even if Julie says something like "the Starlight is expected in at 9:12AM, 2 hours and 22 minutes late..." be sure to be there at least a half hour before expected arrival. The Amtrak automatic delay calculator can have problems, and you're better off waiting an extra half hour at the Davis station than missing your train.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Trains running on time can't leave early, but trains running late will leave the station as soon as they possibly can.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- *</span> There is a fee for <span>checking bicycles, and you need a box (arrive early for </span>this).<span>&nbsp;</span> You can only take check baggage (or take bicycles) to cities with **staffed stations** marked with a little suitcase icon on the timetables http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/oct08/P11.pdf i.e., you can check a bag to Klamath Falls, OR and Santa Barbara, CA, but not to Paso Robles, CA or Chemult, OR. </td> <td> <span>+ * Bicycles need to be checked as baggage. </span> There is a fee <span>and you need a box (arrive early </span>for this).<span><br> + *</span> You can only take check baggage (or take bicycles) to cities with **staffed stations** marked with a little suitcase icon on the timetables http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/oct08/P11.pdf i.e., you can check a bag to Klamath Falls, OR and Santa Barbara, CA, but not to Paso Robles, CA or Chemult, OR. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 94: </td> <td> Line 95: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * <span>Try</span> a long-weekend vacation to Klamath Falls, OR, Glenwood Springs CO, or San Luis Obispo, CA. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * <span>You can take</span> a long-weekend vacation to Klamath Falls, OR, Glenwood Springs CO, or San Luis Obispo, CA. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 11:00:38TedBuehler <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - 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. </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(20090523_californiazephyr.gif, right, thumbnail, 400)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(20090523_californiazephyr.gif, right, thumbnail, 400)]]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 10:57:22TedBuehler <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(20090523_californiazephyr.gif, right, thumbnail, <span>5</span>00)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(20090523_californiazephyr.gif, right, thumbnail, <span>4</span>00)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(StarlightMap.jpg, <span>righ</span>t, thumbnail, <span>1</span>00)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(StarlightMap.jpg, <span>lef</span>t, thumbnail, <span>2</span>00)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 10:56:17TedBuehler <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Note: '''Parking permit required!'''|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Note: '''Parking permit required!'''<span>&nbsp;(and parking fills up at 6AM on weekdays)</span>|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(20090523_californiazephyr.gif, right, thumbnail, 500)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(StarlightMap.jpg, right, thumbnail, 100)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 89: </td> <td> Line 91: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If you've never taken a long train trip in the US, you're fortunate to be living in Davis.<span><br> -</span> <span>&nbsp;*</span> Davis is a great place to start a long trip<span>&nbsp;-- it is one of a handful of small cities in the western US with two different long distance trains (with Martinez, CA, Vancouver WA and Galesburg, Ill).</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> If you've never taken a long train trip in the US, you're fortunate to be living in Davis. Davis is a great place to start a long trip </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 92: </td> <td> Line 93: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;* Ta</span>ke<span>&nbsp;a trip</span> to Klamath Falls, OR, Glenwood Springs CO, or San Luis Obispo, CA.<br> <span>-</span> * If you're presenting at a conference in a city on a route served by Davis, go by train one way or both. It's a fun way to travel. </td> <td> <span>+ * Davis is one of a handful of small cities in the western US with two different long distance trains (the only other small cities are Martinez, CA, Vancouver WA and Galesburg, Ill).<br> + * Try a long</span>-<span>wee</span>ke<span>nd vacation</span> to Klamath Falls, OR, Glenwood Springs CO, or San Luis Obispo, CA.<br> <span>+</span> * If you're presenting at a conference in a city on a route served by Davis, go by train one way or both. It's a fun way to travel<span>, and you can put together your powerpoint while traveling</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 10:52:25TedBuehlerUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Amtrak?action=Files&do=view&target=StarlightMap.jpg">StarlightMap.jpg</a>.Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 10:52:03TedBuehlerUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Amtrak?action=Files&do=view&target=20090523_californiazephyr.gif">20090523_californiazephyr.gif</a>.Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 10:50:44TedBuehler <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Long distance service has older trains, with amenities such as sleeper cars, lounges and diners. If you want to bring a bike you'll need to box it up (boxes are available at the station), you can check luggage, etc. Travel is often cheaper than airfare if you buy in advance (busy travel periods) or even if you don't (off-season). Long distance trains often run late (a lot can happen between Chica<span>c</span>o and Davis), but improvements were made in 2007 to both routes though Davis and now trains run routinely on time, or close to it. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Long distance service has older trains, with amenities such as sleeper cars, lounges and diners. If you want to bring a bike you'll need to box it up (boxes are available at the station), you can check luggage, etc. Travel is often cheaper than airfare if you buy in advance (busy travel periods) or even if you don't (off-season). Long distance trains often run late (a lot can happen between Chica<span>g</span>o and Davis), but improvements were made in 2007 to both routes though Davis and now trains run routinely on time, or close to it. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * bring snacks. Train food isn<span>'</span>t a<span>ll that great</span>, and snacks will add variety. Snacks can also help you </td> <td> <span>+</span> * bring snacks. Train food is<span>&nbsp;hearty a</span>n<span>d wholesome, bu</span>t <span>bl</span>a<span>nd</span>, and snacks will add variety. Snacks can also help you </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 70: </td> <td> Line 70: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;* bring an extension cord if you want to use a laptop. There's only one outlet in the coaches, to find it, go up the stairs, turn left, and look in the</span> third seat back. The outlet i<span>s </span>s sometimes partially obscured by the seat in front, so you'll need to shave part of the flange off your plug to get it in. If you don't get a seat nearby, don't freak out, you can charge it in the lounge car, or sit downstairs at the door and charge it.<br> <span>-</span> * expect a few crotchety onboard staff. They're on the trains for 4 or 6 days at a time, <span>need to b</span>e on call 24-7, and they spent the last 8 years (Bush administration) with zero job security. Many of the folks with other skills <span>left</span>, and you can help make the current set of staff kind and courteous if you treat them that way. 90% of them are great, but you'll meet the 10% once in a while. </td> <td> <span>+ * bring a 12' extension cord if you want to use a laptop. There's only one outlet in the coaches, to find it, go up the stairs, turn left, and get a seat on the left side of the aisle. The outlet is at knee</span>-<span>height at the </span> third seat back. <span>If the third seat back is empty, grab it. If not, wait until things settle down after the stop and politely ask the occupants if you can plug in your extension cord and run it along the wall to your seat. </span>The outlet is sometimes partially obscured by the seat in front, so you'll need to shave part of the flange off your plug to get it in. If you don't get a seat nearby, don't freak out, you can charge it in the lounge car, or sit downstairs at the door and charge it.<br> <span>+</span> * expect a few crotchety onboard staff. They're on the trains for 4 or 6 days at a time, <span>they'r</span>e on call 24-7, and they spent the last 8 years (Bush administration) with zero job security. Many of the folks with other skills <span>found other jobs</span>, and you can help make the current set of staff kind and courteous if you treat them that way. 90% of them are great, but you'll meet the 10% once in a while. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * You can check any baggage item up to 40lbs. in weight. $2 for each 24 hour period (per item). Remember to have your tickets and ID for claiming your bag(s). There is a fee for checking bicycles, and you need a box (arrive early for this).</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * For some "small cities with major universities" destinations (San Luis Obispo, Eugene OR, Corvallis/Albany, OR, Olympia WA, Reno NV, Provo UT) Amtrak is more convenient than flying, as it offers direct service from downtown Davis to the downtown of the destination city.<br> + * You can check any baggage item up to 40lbs. in weight. Remember to have your tickets and ID for claiming your bag(s)<br> + * There is a fee for checking bicycles, and you need a box (arrive early for this). You can only take check baggage (or take bicycles) to cities with **staffed stations** marked with a little suitcase icon on the timetables http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/oct08/P11.pdf i.e., you can check a bag to Klamath Falls, OR and Santa Barbara, CA, but not to Paso Robles, CA or Chemult, OR.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 76: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- If you've never taken a long trip in the US, it's a great time to do it if you live in Davis, one of a handful of towns in the western US with two different long distance trains. Take a trip to Klamath Falls, OR, Glenwood Springs CO, or San Luis Obispo, CA. It's a fun way to travel. Or if you're presenting at a conference in Seattle or Denver, go by train one way or both.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Why take use Amtrak for long distance travel?<br> + While trains are slower than airplanes, they have definite advantages.<br> + * You don't need to arrive an hour early.<br> + * You don't need to drive to the airport.<br> + * If your train is late you'll be sitting in the sun eating Village Bakery Pizza with a friend.<br> + * You won't be strip-searched.<br> + * You won't get herded like cattle,<br> + * You'll have wide comfy reclining seats with a ton of leg room.<br> + * You can get up and walk around<br> + * You'll see great scenery. Much better than driving, since it's up-close and personal, and you go up canyons and on mountains with no roads.<br> + <br> + If you've never taken a long train trip in the US, you're fortunate to be living in Davis.<br> + * Davis is a great place to start a long trip -- it is one of a handful of small cities in the western US with two different long distance trains (with Martinez, CA, Vancouver WA and Galesburg, Ill).<br> + * The Davis train station is convenient, central, clean and inviting (most stations lack one or more of these qualities).<br> + * Take a trip to Klamath Falls, OR, Glenwood Springs CO, or San Luis Obispo, CA.<br> + * If you're presenting at a conference in a city on a route served by Davis, go by train one way or both. It's a fun way to travel.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 08:03:33RyanMikulovskyfix bulleting. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * $85 Davis to Seattle<br> <span>-</span> * $55 Davis to Los Angeles<br> <span>-</span> * $68 Davis to Salt Lake City<br> <span>-</span> * $145 Davis to Chicago </td> <td> <span>+ </span> * $85 Davis to Seattle<br> <span>+ </span> * $55 Davis to Los Angeles<br> <span>+ </span> * $68 Davis to Salt Lake City<br> <span>+ </span> * $145 Davis to Chicago </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 65: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * don't be surprised if the train is late, possibly many hours late. Odds are good you'll be on time or close to it, but if there's some serious problem just chill out and<br> <span>-</span> * bring a good book.<br> <span>-</span> * bring snacks. Train food isn't all that great, and snacks will add variety. Snacks can also help you<br> <span>-</span> * make friends. Amtrak lounge cars are full of lowly travelers of all ages and walks in life. In the diner you'll sit with other people. It's good times.<br> <span>-</span> * bring creature comforts for a good night's sleep. Bring your own pillowcase and stuff it with clothes for a pillow, bring a blanket, and bring an old turtleneck you can furl up and tie around your head as a blindfold/earmuff.<br> <span>-</span> * bring an extension cord if you want to use a laptop. There's only one outlet in the coaches, to find it, go up the stairs, turn left, and look in the third seat back. The outlet is sometimes partially obscured by the seat in front, so you'll need to shave part of the flange off your plug to get it in. If you don't get a seat nearby, don't freak out, you can charge it in the lounge car, or sit downstairs at the door and charge it.<br> <span>-</span> * expect a few crotchety onboard staff. They're on the trains for 4 or 6 days at a time, need to be on call 24-7, and they spent the last 8 years (Bush administration) with zero job security. Many of the folks with other skills left, and you can help make the current set of staff kind and courteous if you treat them that way. 90% of them are great, but you'll meet the 10% once in a while.<br> <span>-</span> * Call Amtrak (800-USA-RAIL) and ask Julie the automated voice for 'Train Status" to find out if your train is on time. Even if Julie says something like "the Starlight is expected in at 9:12AM, 2 hours and 22 minutes late..." be sure to be there at least a half hour before expected arrival. The Amtrak automatic delay calculator can have problems, and you're better off waiting an extra half hour at the Davis station than missing your train.<br> <span>-</span> * Sleeping compartments can be purchased, it's about $150 per 24 hour period in addition to coach fare, and comes with 3 meals a day. If you have the extra cash and want to be guaranteed a good nights sleep, it's a good choice.<br> <span>-</span> * You can check any baggage item up to 40lbs. in weight. $2 for each 24 hour period (per item). Remember to have your tickets and ID for claiming your bag(s). There is a fee for checking bicycles, and you need a box (arrive early for this). </td> <td> <span>+ </span> * don't be surprised if the train is late, possibly many hours late. Odds are good you'll be on time or close to it, but if there's some serious problem just chill out and<br> <span>+ </span> * bring a good book.<br> <span>+ </span> * bring snacks. Train food isn't all that great, and snacks will add variety. Snacks can also help you<br> <span>+ </span> * make friends. Amtrak lounge cars are full of lowly travelers of all ages and walks in life. In the diner you'll sit with other people. It's good times.<br> <span>+ </span> * bring creature comforts for a good night's sleep. Bring your own pillowcase and stuff it with clothes for a pillow, bring a blanket, and bring an old turtleneck you can furl up and tie around your head as a blindfold/earmuff.<br> <span>+ </span> * bring an extension cord if you want to use a laptop. There's only one outlet in the coaches, to find it, go up the stairs, turn left, and look in the third seat back. The outlet is s<span>&nbsp;s</span>ometimes partially obscured by the seat in front, so you'll need to shave part of the flange off your plug to get it in. If you don't get a seat nearby, don't freak out, you can charge it in the lounge car, or sit downstairs at the door and charge it.<br> <span>+ </span> * expect a few crotchety onboard staff. They're on the trains for 4 or 6 days at a time, need to be on call 24-7, and they spent the last 8 years (Bush administration) with zero job security. Many of the folks with other skills left, and you can help make the current set of staff kind and courteous if you treat them that way. 90% of them are great, but you'll meet the 10% once in a while.<br> <span>+ </span> * Call Amtrak (800-USA-RAIL) and ask Julie the automated voice for 'Train Status" to find out if your train is on time. Even if Julie says something like "the Starlight is expected in at 9:12AM, 2 hours and 22 minutes late..." be sure to be there at least a half hour before expected arrival. The Amtrak automatic delay calculator can have problems, and you're better off waiting an extra half hour at the Davis station than missing your train.<br> <span>+ </span> * Sleeping compartments can be purchased, it's about $150 per 24 hour period in addition to coach fare, and comes with 3 meals a day. If you have the extra cash and want to be guaranteed a good nights sleep, it's a good choice.<br> <span>+ </span> * You can check any baggage item up to 40lbs. in weight. $2 for each 24 hour period (per item). Remember to have your tickets and ID for claiming your bag(s). There is a fee for checking bicycles, and you need a box (arrive early for this). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 88: </td> <td> Line 88: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> * Take Amtrak to Emeryville, and take Amtrak coach to San Francisco for $23.00 one-way (Aug. 2008). The coach stops at the Ferry Building, Fisherman's Wharf, the Financial Center, Union Square, the Moscone Center and finally the CalTrain station on 4th and Townsend Streets. This option allows you to buy just one ticket for your entire journey.<br> <span>- </span> *Take Amtrak to Richmond Station, where you can then take the ["BART"] to Civic Center for a total of $23. It is quite simple to change between Amtrak and BART. Walk down the stairs from the Amtrak platform, walk through the station to the BART ticket machine, and take an escalator up to the BART platform. This option is quicker than taking the Amtrak coach into the city.<br> <span>- </span> * Amtrak now sells $10 BART cards for $8 on their snack car. And their snack car takes credit cards.<br> <span>- </span> * If you take the Amtrak+Bart route, you can also get a BART Transfer for the MUNI system, which saves you $.25(?) off the $1.50 fair, even on their rail lines, such as the F-Line, which goes to Embarcadero/Fisherman's Wharf. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Take Amtrak to Emeryville, and take Amtrak coach to San Francisco for $23.00 one-way (Aug. 2008). The coach stops at the Ferry Building, Fisherman's Wharf, the Financial Center, Union Square, the Moscone Center and finally the CalTrain station on 4th and Townsend Streets. This option allows you to buy just one ticket for your entire journey.<br> <span>+</span> *Take Amtrak to Richmond Station, where you can then take the ["BART"] to Civic Center for a total of $23. It is quite simple to change between Amtrak and BART. Walk down the stairs from the Amtrak platform, walk through the station to the BART ticket machine, and take an escalator up to the BART platform. This option is quicker than taking the Amtrak coach into the city.<br> <span>+</span> * Amtrak now sells $10 BART cards for $8 on their snack car. And their snack car takes credit cards.<br> <span>+</span> * If you take the Amtrak+Bart route, you can also get a BART Transfer for the MUNI system, which saves you $.25(?) off the $1.50 fair, even on their rail lines, such as the F-Line, which goes to Embarcadero/Fisherman's Wharf. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 93: </td> <td> Line 93: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> * A third, and slightly more expensive, but more scenic way into the city is to take Amtrak to Jack London Square and then catch the Oakland/Alameda Ferry. This drops you off at the ferry building and you can catch MUNI from there. This is a more leisurely way into the city and makes the travel part more interesting.<br> <span>- </span> *It is $6.25 each way for the ferry and $21.00 for the train, but it is an interesting trip that gives you a better view while crossing the bay.<br> <span>- </span> *It is not a particularly fast way to travel since the two modes of transportation do not coordinate their schedules so there can be a sizable amount of wait time spent hanging around Jack London Square waiting for the ferry or the train back. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * A third, and slightly more expensive, but more scenic way into the city is to take Amtrak to Jack London Square and then catch the Oakland/Alameda Ferry. This drops you off at the ferry building and you can catch MUNI from there. This is a more leisurely way into the city and makes the travel part more interesting.<br> <span>+</span> *It is $6.25 each way for the ferry and $21.00 for the train, but it is an interesting trip that gives you a better view while crossing the bay.<br> <span>+</span> *It is not a particularly fast way to travel since the two modes of transportation do not coordinate their schedules so there can be a sizable amount of wait time spent hanging around Jack London Square waiting for the ferry or the train back. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 01:13:57TedBuehler <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(2trains.jpg, "<span>here a</span> westbound Capitol Corridor train is pulling into the station (left) as the eastbound California Zephyr is heading <span>w</span>est toward Chicago", 360, right, thumbnail)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(2trains.jpg, "<span>A</span> westbound Capitol Corridor train is pulling into the station (left) as the eastbound California Zephyr <span>(right) </span>is heading e<span>a</span>st toward Chicago", 360, right, thumbnail)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Zephyr runs between Chicago, Il and Emeryville, CA. It departs Davis at 10:31am going east, and arrives in Chicago at 3:50PM two days later. The Zephyr has great daytime scenery, crossing Donner Pass and the Colorado Rockies by day, and going across the desert and plains at night. Major cities include Reno, NV, Salt Lake City UT, Grand Junction, CO, Denver CO, Omaha NE, and Chicago Il. With connecting trains to New York and Washington DC from Chicago. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Zephyr runs between Chicago, Il and Emeryville, CA. It departs Davis at 10:31am going east, and arrives in Chicago at 3:50PM two days later. The Zephyr has great daytime scenery, crossing Donner Pass and the Colorado Rockies by day, and going across the desert and plains at night. Major cities include Reno, NV, Salt Lake City UT, Grand Junction, CO, Denver CO, Omaha NE, and Chicago Il. With connecting trains to New York and Washington DC from Chicago.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Timetable (schedule with all stations and stop times) is at http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/jan09/P05.pdf</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Starlight runs between Los Angeles and and Seattle, with great scenery along the coast from Ventura to north of Santa Barbara, and a spectacular crossing of Oregon's Cascade Range east of Eugene, OR. The Starlight runs at night from the Bay Area to Klamath Falls, OR, so you'll miss the great scenery around Mt. Shasta unless you travel during summer solstice. The Starlight leaves Davis at 11:33pm northbound to Seattle (arriving the next day at 8:45pm) and at 6:50am south to Los Angeles (arriving the same day at 9pm). Astute observers will note that this is a 14 hour train ride instead of a 6 hour drive, but you might also note that 1) you're not driving, 2) you're on the coast where track is curvy and scenery great. Major stops include Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Redding, Klamath Falls OR, Eugene OR, Portland OR, Olympia WA, and Seattle WA. With a connecting bus north to Vancouver BC (another 4 hours). </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Starlight runs between Los Angeles and and Seattle, with great scenery along the coast from Ventura to north of Santa Barbara, and a spectacular crossing of Oregon's Cascade Range east of Eugene, OR. The Starlight runs at night from the Bay Area to Klamath Falls, OR, so you'll miss the great scenery around Mt. Shasta unless you travel during summer solstice. The Starlight leaves Davis at 11:33pm northbound to Seattle (arriving the next day at 8:45pm) and at 6:50am south to Los Angeles (arriving the same day at 9pm). Astute observers will note that this is a 14 hour train ride instead of a 6 hour drive, but you might also note that 1) you're not driving, 2) you're on the coast where track is curvy and scenery great. Major stops include Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Redding, Klamath Falls OR, Eugene OR, Portland OR, Olympia WA, and Seattle WA. With a connecting bus north to Vancouver BC (another 4 hours).<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Timetable (schedule with all stations and stop times) is at http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/oct08/P11.pdf</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 01:01:56TedBuehler <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(CorridorLocomotiveFront.jpg, "A Westbound Capitol Corridor Train pulling into the station", left, thumbnail, 360)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(Zephyr.JPG, "Long distance trains are silver, red and blue, have 2 engines and about 10 "Superliner" cars. This is the California Zephyr stopping in Davis en route to Chicago", left, thumbnail, 360)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - [[Image(Zephyr.jpg, "Long distance trains are silver, red and blue, have 2 engines and about 10 "Superliner" cars. This is the California Zephyr stopping in Davis en route to Chicago" right, thumbnail, 200)]]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 00:58:01TedBuehler <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(Zephyr.jpg, "Long distance trains are silver, red and blue, have 2 engines and about 10 cars. This is the California Zephyr stopping in Davis en route to Chicago" right, thumbnail, 200)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(Zephyr.jpg, "Long distance trains are silver, red and blue, have 2 engines and about 10<span>&nbsp;"Superliner"</span> cars. This is the California Zephyr stopping in Davis en route to Chicago" right, thumbnail, 200)]]<span><br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 85: </td> <td> Line 86: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(CapCor.jpg, <span>"</span>"passengers are waiting to board a westbound Capitol Corridor train" <span>right,</span> thumbnail, 360)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(CapCor.jpg, "passengers are waiting to board a westbound Capitol Corridor train<span>&nbsp;to Oakland with a bus connection to San Francisco</span>" thumbnail, 360)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 00:55:41TedBuehler <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(2trains.jpg, "here a westbound Capitol Corridor train is pulling into the station (left) as the eastbound California Zephyr is heading west toward Chicago", 360, right, thumbnail)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(Zephyr.jpg, "Long distance trains are silver, red and blue, have 2 engines and about 10 cars. This is the California Zephyr stopping in Davis en route to Chicago" right, thumbnail, 200)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 72: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Sleeping compartments can be purchased, it's about $150 <span>day</span> in addition to coach fare, and comes with 3 meals a day. If you have the extra cash and want to be guaranteed a good nights sleep, it's a good choice. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Sleeping compartments can be purchased, it's about $150 <span>per 24 hour period</span> in addition to coach fare, and comes with 3 meals a day. If you have the extra cash and want to be guaranteed a good nights sleep, it's a good choice. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 83: </td> <td> Line 85: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(CapCor.jpg, ""passengers are waiting to board a westbound Capitol Corridor train" right, thumbnail, 360)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 100: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - A few national train routes pass through Davis as well. The Coast Starlight travels along the beautiful Pacific coastline from Seattle to Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the California Zephyr originates in San Francisco and ends in Chicago. It may not be the cheapest way to travel, but there are beautiful parts of the world only seen from ["Train Tracks" train tracks]. Take note, these national train lines do not come through each day like the Capitol Corridor. They come through once or twice a week only, and may stop in Davis only in the middle of the night. They also often get stuck behind railroad freight traffic, and as a result can be several hours late on occasion.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 00:49:40TedBuehlerUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Amtrak?action=Files&do=view&target=2trains.jpg">2trains.jpg</a>.Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 00:49:21TedBuehlerUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Amtrak?action=Files&do=view&target=Zephyr.JPG">Zephyr.JPG</a>.Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 00:49:08TedBuehlerUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Amtrak?action=Files&do=view&target=CapCor.jpg">CapCor.jpg</a>.Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-05-23 00:48:02TedBuehlerAdded info about long-distance trains <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Amtrak''' is one of the easiest ways to ["Transportation" get out] of ["Davis"] to ["Sacramento"] or the ["Bay Area"] via the [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/ Capitol Corridor]. The Capitol Corridor is a medium-distance train with unreserved seating. Some of the cars now have [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/aboard_the_train/wi_fi.php WiFi], but this costs money. 110 V power outlets are available at many seats on the Capitol Corridor trains. Ticket prices jump during holidays and on weekends (by approximately $4). Additionally, prices during the summer go up by $1-$3 depending on the destination. Before boarding, passengers should buy tickets at the train station to avoid grumpy conductors and the extra 50% charge for buying tickets on board. If you board the train at a station that does not have an attendant, however, you will not be charged the extra 50% fee. <span>Most </span>A<span>mtrak</span> trains have bike racks so you can travel with your bike to and from your destination at no extra charge. If you are returning to Davis, the ["Amtrak Shuttle"] is an excellent way to go home after getting off at the ["Train Station"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Amtrak'''<span>&nbsp;offers two types of train service from Davis -- the "Capitol Corridor" service with trains about ever hour east to Sacramento and west to Oakland/San Jose, and the Long Distance service with one departure daily of the Coast Starlight (north to Portland and Seattle, south to Los Angeles), and the California Zephyr (east to Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha and Chicago). Capitol Corridor trains are the ones commonly seen in Davis, with blue orange and silver cars, about 5 cars long. Long distance trains are silver with red and blue stripes, have 2 engines, and 7-11 cars.<br> + <br> + The "Capitol Corridor" service</span> is one of the easiest ways to ["Transportation" get out] of ["Davis"] to ["Sacramento"] or the ["Bay Area"] via the [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/ Capitol Corridor]. The Capitol Corridor is a medium-distance train with unreserved seating. Some of the cars now have [http://www.capitolcorridor.org/aboard_the_train/wi_fi.php WiFi], but this costs money. 110 V power outlets are available at many seats on the Capitol Corridor trains. Ticket prices jump during holidays and on weekends (by approximately $4). Additionally, prices during the summer go up by $1-$3 depending on the destination. Before boarding, passengers should buy tickets at the train station to avoid grumpy conductors and the extra 50% charge for buying tickets on board. If you board the train at a station that does not have an attendant, however, you will not be charged the extra 50% fee. A<span>ll Capitol Corridor</span> trains have bike racks so you can travel with your bike to and from your destination at no extra charge. If you are returning to Davis, the ["Amtrak Shuttle"] is an excellent way to go home after getting off at the ["Train Station"].<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Capitol Corridor trains usually run on time.<br> + <br> + Long distance service has older trains, with amenities such as sleeper cars, lounges and diners. If you want to bring a bike you'll need to box it up (boxes are available at the station), you can check luggage, etc. Travel is often cheaper than airfare if you buy in advance (busy travel periods) or even if you don't (off-season). Long distance trains often run late (a lot can happen between Chicaco and Davis), but improvements were made in 2007 to both routes though Davis and now trains run routinely on time, or close to it.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ==Baggage Claim==<br> - *You can check any baggage item up to 40lbs. in weight. $2 for each 24 hour period (per item). Remember to have your tickets and ID for claiming your bag(s).</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ==Long Distance Trains==<br> + Two long distance trains run through Davis. The Coast Starlight and the California Zephyr.<br> + <br> + The Zephyr runs between Chicago, Il and Emeryville, CA. It departs Davis at 10:31am going east, and arrives in Chicago at 3:50PM two days later. The Zephyr has great daytime scenery, crossing Donner Pass and the Colorado Rockies by day, and going across the desert and plains at night. Major cities include Reno, NV, Salt Lake City UT, Grand Junction, CO, Denver CO, Omaha NE, and Chicago Il. With connecting trains to New York and Washington DC from Chicago.<br> + <br> + The Starlight runs between Los Angeles and and Seattle, with great scenery along the coast from Ventura to north of Santa Barbara, and a spectacular crossing of Oregon's Cascade Range east of Eugene, OR. The Starlight runs at night from the Bay Area to Klamath Falls, OR, so you'll miss the great scenery around Mt. Shasta unless you travel during summer solstice. The Starlight leaves Davis at 11:33pm northbound to Seattle (arriving the next day at 8:45pm) and at 6:50am south to Los Angeles (arriving the same day at 9pm). Astute observers will note that this is a 14 hour train ride instead of a 6 hour drive, but you might also note that 1) you're not driving, 2) you're on the coast where track is curvy and scenery great. Major stops include Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Redding, Klamath Falls OR, Eugene OR, Portland OR, Olympia WA, and Seattle WA. With a connecting bus north to Vancouver BC (another 4 hours).<br> + <br> + Typical fares (bought a week in advance, as of May 2009)<br> + * $85 Davis to Seattle<br> + * $55 Davis to Los Angeles<br> + * $68 Davis to Salt Lake City<br> + * $145 Davis to Chicago<br> + <br> + Tips for long-distance travel.<br> + * don't be surprised if the train is late, possibly many hours late. Odds are good you'll be on time or close to it, but if there's some serious problem just chill out and<br> + * bring a good book.<br> + * bring snacks. Train food isn't all that great, and snacks will add variety. Snacks can also help you<br> + * make friends. Amtrak lounge cars are full of lowly travelers of all ages and walks in life. In the diner you'll sit with other people. It's good times.<br> + * bring creature comforts for a good night's sleep. Bring your own pillowcase and stuff it with clothes for a pillow, bring a blanket, and bring an old turtleneck you can furl up and tie around your head as a blindfold/earmuff.<br> + * bring an extension cord if you want to use a laptop. There's only one outlet in the coaches, to find it, go up the stairs, turn left, and look in the third seat back. The outlet is sometimes partially obscured by the seat in front, so you'll need to shave part of the flange off your plug to get it in. If you don't get a seat nearby, don't freak out, you can charge it in the lounge car, or sit downstairs at the door and charge it.<br> + * expect a few crotchety onboard staff. They're on the trains for 4 or 6 days at a time, need to be on call 24-7, and they spent the last 8 years (Bush administration) with zero job security. Many of the folks with other skills left, and you can help make the current set of staff kind and courteous if you treat them that way. 90% of them are great, but you'll meet the 10% once in a while.<br> + * Call Amtrak (800-USA-RAIL) and ask Julie the automated voice for 'Train Status" to find out if your train is on time. Even if Julie says something like "the Starlight is expected in at 9:12AM, 2 hours and 22 minutes late..." be sure to be there at least a half hour before expected arrival. The Amtrak automatic delay calculator can have problems, and you're better off waiting an extra half hour at the Davis station than missing your train.<br> + * Sleeping compartments can be purchased, it's about $150 day in addition to coach fare, and comes with 3 meals a day. If you have the extra cash and want to be guaranteed a good nights sleep, it's a good choice.<br> + * You can check any baggage item up to 40lbs. in weight. $2 for each 24 hour period (per item). Remember to have your tickets and ID for claiming your bag(s). There is a fee for checking bicycles, and you need a box (arrive early for this).<br> + <br> + If you've never taken a long trip in the US, it's a great time to do it if you live in Davis, one of a handful of towns in the western US with two different long distance trains. Take a trip to Klamath Falls, OR, Glenwood Springs CO, or San Luis Obispo, CA. It's a fun way to travel. Or if you're presenting at a conference in Seattle or Denver, go by train one way or both.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Amtrakhttp://daviswiki.org/Amtrak2009-02-26 22:54:30KellyM(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Amtrak<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + You can check the likelihood of your train being on time by going to the Amtrak website and clicking on "Historical On-Time Performance" directly under the Train Status box.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>