Emeryville (Amtrak station)

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Emeryville
Emeryville Amtrak station November-2005.jpg
Looking southward over Emeryville's Amtrak station
Station statistics
Address 5885 Horton Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 5
Parking Free
Bicycle facilities Yes
Baggage check Yes
Other information
Opened August 13, 1993
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code EMY
Owned by City of Emeryville
Traffic
Passengers (FY2013) 598,859[1] Increase 2% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Terminus California Zephyr
toward Chicago
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor
toward Auburn
toward Los Angeles
Coast Starlight
toward Seattle
San Joaquin
toward Bakersfield
Location
Location of the Emeryville Amtrak Station.
Location of the Emeryville Amtrak Station.
Location within California

The Emeryville Amtrak station is an Amtrak station in Emeryville, California that replaced the older Amtrak 16th Street Station in Oakland. The original Beaux-Arts Oakland 16th Street Station was declared unsafe due to unreinforced masonry after sustaining damage in the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989. Emeryville opened on August 13, 1993, although service continued at Oakland for another year.[2]

The Emeryville station is served by Amtrak California's Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins and Amtrak's Coast Starlight. It is also the western terminus of Amtrak's California Zephyr, as there is no wye at Amtrak's new Oakland station near Jack London Square, and it would be dangerous to back a long train along Oakland's Embarcadero to the Union Pacific yards. Amtrak Thruway buses transport California Zephyr passengers between Emeryville and Oakland and San Francisco. The bus services Emery Go-Round and AC Transit also stop at or near the station.

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Emeryville was the fourth busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 1,607 passengers daily.[3]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

1-2 California Zephyr toward Chicago (Richmond)
Capitol Corridor toward Auburn (Berkeley)
Capitol Corridor toward San Jose (Oakland – Jack London Square)
Coast Starlight toward Seattle (Martinez)
Coast Starlight toward Los Angeles (Oakland – Jack London Square)
San Joaquin toward Bakersfield (Richmond)
San Joaquin toward Oakland – Jack London Square (Terminus)
3-5 Freight lines No passenger service

Transit connections[edit]

Several AC Transit bus lines stop in the vicinity (but not directly at the station), including the F Transbay bus line to San Francisco. This is in addition to free Emery-Go-Round service and Amtrak Thruway Bus 34's two daily trips to Stockton from San Francisco.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 California Report". Amtrak. Retrieved 09 July 2014. 
  2. ^ National Association of Railroad Passengers (August 13, 1993). "Hotline #786". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  4. ^ Amtrak Thruway Bus Route 34

External links[edit]

Media related to Emeryville (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 37°50′26″N 122°17′33″W / 37.840682°N 122.292477°W / 37.840682; -122.292477