Oakland – Jack London Square (Amtrak station)

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Oakland – Jack London Square
Oakland Train Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 245 Second Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Coordinates 37°47′37″N 122°16′17″W / 37.79361°N 122.27139°W / 37.79361; -122.27139Coordinates: 37°47′37″N 122°16′17″W / 37.79361°N 122.27139°W / 37.79361; -122.27139
Line(s)
Connections AC Transit
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Parking Paid, Private lot
Bicycle facilities Yes
Baggage check yes[1]
Other information
Opened May 22, 1995
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code OKJ
Owned by Port of Oakland
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 405,627[2] Decrease 2.7% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor
toward Auburn
toward Los Angeles
Coast Starlight
toward Seattle
Terminus San Joaquin
toward Bakersfield
Location
Location of the Oakland - Jack London Square Station.
Location of the Oakland - Jack London Square Station.
Location within California

Oakland (Jack London Square) is an Amtrak station at 245 Second Street in downtown Oakland, California. The station is served by the Capitol Corridor, Coast Starlight, and San Joaquins trains.[3] Through Thruway buses, this station serves San Francisco.

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Oakland was the tenth-busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of about 1,142 passengers daily.[4]

History[edit]

The station opened on May 22, 1995 as a replacement for 16th Street Station, which had been severely damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. A building next to the old station was used as the rail station until August 5, 1994.[5] Southern Pacific's downtown station on the north side of 1st St between Franklin St and Broadway was a passenger stop until 1960.

The station is owned by the Port of Oakland; the tracks along 1st St are owned by Union Pacific Railroad.[1]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

1-2 Capitol Corridor toward Auburn (Emeryville)
Capitol Corridor toward San Jose (Oakland Coliseum)
Coast Starlight toward Seattle (Emeryville)
Coast Starlight toward Los Angeles (San Jose)
San Joaquin toward Bakersfield (Emeryville)
3 Freight line No passenger service

Transit Connections[edit]

Oakland Jack London Square station (commonly called Oakland Amtrak) is served by the following AC Transit routes, including:[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "OAKLAND - JACK LONDON SQUARE, CA (OKJ)". Great American Stations (Amtrak). Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "2013 California Report". Amtrak. Retrieved 09 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "OAKLAND CALIFORNIA (OKJ)". TrainWeb. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  5. ^ National Association of Railroad Passengers (May 19, 1995). "Hotline #878". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  6. ^ "Line 58L". AC Transit. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Line 72". AC Transit. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Oakland – Jack London Square (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons