People tend to check in during these times:
Great connection North or South.
Love Modesto Amtrak via the San Joaquin, North or South. Take your bike
Arrive at least 30 minutes before your train is scheduled to leave if you are going to check baggage.
Game over! Congratulations player 1, you successfully managed to escape the Modesto hellscape.
Trains are almost always on time and the employees are very friendly :) Be sure to have your ticket ready as soon as you sit down to make the process easier!
Modesto is a clean station. Secured overnight parking
Courtney the station agent / baggage handler was very cute!
Make reservations...i didnt. :(