Martinez (Amtrak station)

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Martinez
Martinez Amtrak.JPG
Station statistics
Address 601 Marina Vista Avenue
Martinez, CA 94553
Line(s)
Connections Bus:
Amtrak:
7-McKinleyville
County Connection:
16-Concord via Alhambra Ave
18-Pleasant Hill BART
19-Concord BART via Pacheco
28-North Concord/Mtz BART
98X-Walnut Creek BART
316 Pleasant Hill BART (weekends only)
WestCat:
30Z-El Cerrito del Norte BART
Tri-Delta:
200-Pittsburg/Bay Point BART
Structure type at-grade
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 4
Parking Permit only
Bicycle facilities Yes
Baggage check yes
Other information
Opened 2001
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code MTZ
Owned by City of Martinez
Traffic
Passengers (Fiscal 2013) 473,836[1] Decrease 0.43% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor
toward Auburn
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor
under construction
San Joaquin
toward Bakersfield
San Joaquin
under construction
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr
toward Chicago
toward Los Angeles
Coast Starlight
toward Seattle
Location
Location of the Martinez Amtrak Station.
Location of the Martinez Amtrak Station.
Location within California

Martinez Station is an Amtrak passenger train station in Martinez, California, the county seat of Contra Costa County. The station was opened in September 2001, superseding a much earlier building that still stands a couple of blocks to the east. Prior to the creation of Amtrak on May 1, 1971, passenger service was provided by Southern Pacific Railroad. The station is served by local County Connection bus service and connecting service from WestCAT, and Tri-Delta Transit, as well as an Amtrak Thruway Bus Service. The station includes a transit center for buses, passenger drop off and pick-up zones, a taxi stand, and surface level car parking, reserved for use by train passengers only.

The station is served by 42 Amtrak passenger trains each weekday and 34 per day on the weekends. The Capitol Corridor service runs between San Jose, CA and Sacramento, CA and offers 30 trains per weekday (22 per day on weekends). The San Joaquin service offers 8 trains daily between Oakland, CA and Bakersfield, CA. The California Zephyr (San Francisco Bay Area to/from Chicago, IL) and the Coast Starlight (Seattle, WA to/from Los Angeles, CA) each operate one train daily in each direction.

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Martinez was the sixth-busiest in fiscal 2013, boarding or detraining an average of about 1,300 passengers daily.[1]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

1-3 California Zephyr toward Chicago (Davis)
California Zephyr toward Emeryville (Richmond)
Capitol Corridor toward Auburn (Suisun/Fairfield)
Capitol Corridor toward San Jose (Richmond)
Coast Starlight toward Seattle (Davis)
Coast Starlight toward Los Angeles (Emeryville)
San Joaquin toward Bakersfield (Antioch–Pittsburg)
San Joaquin toward Oakland – Jack London Square (Richmond)
4 Bypass track No regular service

Transit Connections[edit]

Most buses are provided by County Connection, the main jurisdictional bus service provider for this part of the county, but there is also a feeder coach service provided by Amtrak in addition to bus service from neighboring transit jurisdictions.

County Connection[edit]

County Connection is the local transit agency charged with providing bus service. Route 98X offers an express bus service to the Walnut Creek BART station. Routes 16, 18, 19, and 28 provide local bus service to the Concord, North Concord/Martinez, and Pleasant Hill BART stations, as well as points in between, including Diablo Valley College.[2]

Feeder and connecting services[edit]

There is an Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach service to McKinleyville, CA 300 miles to the north of Martinez, via Vallejo, Napa, Santa Rosa, Ukiah, Garberville and Eureka.[3]

WestCat provides Route 30Z offering service to El Cerrito del Norte BART station with stops in northern Martinez along Alhambra Avenue to Martinez VA Hospital, then traveling along Highway 4 to Hercules Transit Center, then on Interstate 80 West to del Norte BART in El Cerrito.[4]

Tri-Delta Transit operates Express Route 200 from the station to the Veterans, Kaiser, and County Hospitals in Martinez and then to the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station, where other Tri-Delta buses offer service to Eastern Contra Costa County.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2013, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. Fall 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "County Connection System Map". Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Amtrak System Timetable Winter/Spring 2014". Amtrak. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ "30Z schedule". WestCat. Retrieved May 17, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Route 200 schedule". Tri-Delta Transit. Retrieved May 17, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°01′09″N 122°08′20″W / 38.019292°N 122.138754°W / 38.019292; -122.138754