Old Apr 27, 20, 1:38 am
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Gatwick Alan
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Brighton England
Programs: AA Plat, various hotels
Posts: 1,220
I did this journey a couple of years ago and agree with your suggestion to sit downstairs. The other advantage in doing this is that you can clean the window at a station if it gets dirty and you want to take photos.

One other tip, if the train is running early, get off at Richmond and take the BART into town. I was in my hotel before the transfer coaches had even left Emeryville.
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