Diridon Station, San Jose, California, Amtrak, A U.S. Railroad

Buses
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Diridon Station could easily be accessed by any of several bus lines. Unseen, to the right and just beyond the railroad tracks, could also be found a light rail station.


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Historic Building
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The building itself was listed on the Register of Historic Places.


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The Sign
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A sign on the lawn in front of the building listed:

San Jose Diridon
Transit Center
65 Cahill Street

It also listed the logos of other transportation districts that served this location. The three most obvious were, Caltrain, VTA, and Amtrak.


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The Front Door
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The front doors were left open this day, because the day was pleasantly warm.


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The Clock
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A large analog clock was built into the wall high above the waiting room benches.


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News Stand
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A neon sign indicated the presence of a news stand. It was actually more of a snack bar.


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Short Line
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A couple folks were in line at the combined Amtrak, Greyhound, and Caltrain counter.


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Train Waited
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A train waited beyond the windows. Just this side of the windows were two Caltrain ticket machines, and one Clipper card reader.


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A Ramp Led Down
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A ramp led down to a tunnel under the tracks. This was the only way to access the trains. At the far other end of this tunnel was a light rail station.


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