Diridon San Jose CA Station Renaming

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Diridon San Jose CA Station Renaming

Post by ExCon90 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:02 pm

A lively discussion has been going on in the Amtrak forum pro and con a proposed renaming of Philadelphia 30th Street, and I've been wondering about 65 Cahill St. in San Jose, formerly the SP Depot. It was renamed San Jose Diridon for a local politico who was apparently hugely instrumental in obtaining funding for that and other transportation projects, as well as being an advocate of public transportation in general, and since it's been that way for some years I'm curious about how the locals customarily refer to it. (In Philadelphia, SEPTA renamed Suburban Station as Penn Center because that was more location-specific, but everybody, including train crews, continued to call it Suburban Station, and a few years later SEPTA gave up and changed it back.) How is San Jose Diridon holding up?

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Re: Station Renaming

Post by lensovet » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:57 pm

There's only one train station in San Jose, so the "Diridon" qualifier isn't necessary. But I feel like I have heard "San Jose", "San Jose Diridon", and "Diridon".

Definitely haven't heard anyone call it 65th St or SP Depot.
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Re: Station Renaming

Post by bdawe » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:47 pm

I see it online sometimes referred to as Cahill Depot

That being said, there are multiple train stations in San Jose, just not multiple big stations. College Park, Tamien, Capitol, and Blossom Hill are all within city limits
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Re: Station Renaming

Post by ExCon90 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:47 pm

That's one of the things I was wondering about, since Tamien is also an important transfer point to the light rail for destinations south of town.

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