I think I’ll try to start a “Tuesday Transit Quiz” series here. They’re designed in part to test your knowledge of transit systems — both specifics and in general — and provide some tips that can be helpful to you.
This initial transit quiz should be fairly easy for any regular user of Caltrain. Here’s the scenario:
* 7:50 AM # 225
* 7:55 AM # 227
* 8:03 AM # 329
You don’t have the train schedule memorized so you don’t know the San Francisco arrival times for these trains. You’re not familiar with Diridon Station so you don’t know where the train schedules are posted. When you get to the platform you have about 15 seconds to decide if you should jump on the 7:50 train. Which train do you hop on and why?
I’ll post the answer later today as an update to this post. There are two possible good answers, in my opinion. Which train would you pick?