Diridon Station, San Jose, California, Amtrak, A U.S. Railroad
San Jose Diridon is the central passenger rail depot for San Jose, California. It also serves as a transit hub for Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley. The station is on the Union Pacific Coast Line tracks (formerly Southern Pacific) at 65 Cahill Street in San Jose. The depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its Italian Renaissance Revival style architectural and historical significance. [from wikipedia]
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Buses
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(Date Photographed: 12:35:12 Tuesday 29 May 2018)
(Date Published: Thursday 19 July 2018)
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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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