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Touya no Miko

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« on: March 23, 2007, 12:11:48 AM »

I'm thinking about using bart to get to fanime. But I'm rather new to it. I'll take the Fremont Bart, but where the heck do I stop at?
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Re: Taking bart
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007, 12:20:16 AM »

Quote from: "Touya no Miko"
I'm thinking about using bart to get to fanime. But I'm rather new to it. I'll take the Fremont Bart, but where the heck do I stop at?
ive done this for the last two years, and its not as confusing as it seems. after getting off at the Fremont BART station, you'll want to take the VTA express bus route 180. it drops you off about two blocks from the convention center. this is easy walking distance  from the stop to the convention center. the details are also posted on the 'location' section of the main page. it explains it in a little more detail.

HOPE THAT HELPS!
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 01:32:01 AM »

I was going to get a ride, but Bart might be easier.

Maybe a bart group should be made so people can do it together?
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2007, 08:06:27 PM »

I can't say that I know the  maps or what transportation goes where but if it's any help, the lightrail stops just outside the convention center.  
I'm not sure if the lighrail only runs in San Jose or not though....
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2007, 10:48:11 PM »

Here is BART:

www.bart.gov

Here is VTA:

www.vta.org

Hope that helps.
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2007, 03:55:41 AM »

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Here is BART:

www.bart.gov

Here is VTA:

www.vta.org

Hope that helps.


www.511.org is also useful for any kind of bay area public transportation.  there is a trip planner that tells you where and how much if you give it a start and end place.
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2007, 11:40:57 AM »

Caltrain might be good too. There's like 2 downtown SJ stops, all with bus access to the convention center.
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2007, 12:42:42 PM »

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www.511.org is also useful for any kind of bay area public transportation.  there is a trip planner that tells you where and how much if you give it a start and end place.


Thank you for that link! My travel companion and I were planning to take a few side-trips but had no idea how to get around, that trip planner was incredibly helpful :D

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Re: Taking bart
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2007, 08:34:04 PM »

Quote from: "Touya no Miko"
I'm thinking about using bart to get to fanime. But I'm rather new to it. I'll take the Fremont Bart, but where the heck do I stop at?

I did that LAST YEAR CHEAP AND EASY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2007, 03:08:54 PM »

Well, since BART doesn't go to San Jose... Eh. I live in Millbrae, which is an end of the line. Within the same station is a CalTrain station, that goes to San Jose, relatively close to the convention center.
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2007, 03:56:31 PM »

BART currently end at the Fremont station. I believe there are VTA buses that go to that station and go downtown. I don't know which ones though.

I can't wait for BART to go to San Jose. The proposals say that the BART trains would go underground San Jose and have stops at the Civic Center and SJSU. That won't be for a long while though.
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2007, 11:42:59 AM »

Awwww....buuuut that would be totally awesome! I'd LOVE to be able to just BART on over to the area!! <3 <3 <3
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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2007, 11:55:19 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2007, 10:36:52 AM »

None of those operate in Sacramento!

Yeah...well......SCREW YOU GUYS! I...I...I'll just walk to fanime! *runs away with tears streaming behind* ;_;
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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2007, 11:01:30 AM »

One could take Amtrak from Sacramento to Richmond, the station is right next door to the BART station, just walk downstairs, go through the tunnel and you are at the BART station. Buy a ticket to Fremont (round trip is good if you are coming back the same way) and from Fremont catch the bus.

Me I'll probably be heading from Oakland to Fanime on BART & bus.

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« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2007, 11:04:37 AM »

Feh!

Of course I did not think to check on Sacramento to San Jose by Amtrak.

You can go direct, there are someting like 9 trains a day that take you there.
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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2007, 11:52:34 AM »

Yeah, amtrak is also like $50+ round trip ~_~
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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2007, 12:15:49 PM »

Compare that to $60-100 spending on gas driving from Sacramento to San Jose and back...Plus, by taking the train you avoid all the Memorial Day traffic going in and out of the Bay Area

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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2007, 03:21:48 PM »

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Yeah, amtrak is also like $50+ round trip ~_~

I know my mom drives me and my people from Stockton to san jose and it's a long expensive trip..... but since we stay there the whole time its easier on transporting goods.....
But I might be going down on thursday taking a crazy trip to dublin then san fran then fremont then VTA bus all for my pre reg badge..... that and the fanimaid trainning....
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« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2007, 10:39:53 PM »

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Compare that to $60-100 spending on gas driving from Sacramento to San Jose and back...Plus, by taking the train you avoid all the Memorial Day traffic going in and out of the Bay Area


It's probably more likely around ~$40-$60 right now.  The only way it should cost you $100 in gas is if you drive like...a hummer or something.  And if you can carpool and get people to chip in for gas, it's definitely cheaper.

But of course the nicest thing about the trains is just kicking back and relaxing for a couple hours instead of worrying about traffic and all that jazz.
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