Coming home Monday on Texas Eagle I met two couples who live on the opposite side of the country, Vermont and Southern California. They asked about the possibility of walking over to the Alamo since their connection to Sunset on train #421 was still two hour away. Begin a good Texan I walked with them to the Alamo. I have walked this area at night before but only after a big event at Alamodome next door with hundreds of people. As expected the route was well lite which is a benefit of the recently expanded convention center which built right up to the interstate highway. The Amtrak station is only one block away on the other side of the freeway, though you do have to walk another block to reach Commerce st. which passes under freeway. Its about a 15-20 minute walk as I recall. Safe, well lighted and even had a late night taco stand on the way.