Oakland Coliseum Station

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Oakland Coliseum Station
Amtrak station
BART rapid transit station
Oak airport bart.jpg
BART station platform
Station statistics
Address 700 73rd Avenue
Oakland, CA 94621 (Amtrak)
7200 San Leandro Street
Oakland, CA 94621 (BART)
Coordinates 37°45′13″N 122°11′49″W / 37.75361°N 122.19694°W / 37.75361; -122.19694Coordinates: 37°45′13″N 122°11′49″W / 37.75361°N 122.19694°W / 37.75361; -122.19694
Line(s) Amtrak BART
Connections AC Transit: Routes 45, 46*, 73, 98 (local); 805 (All Nighter)
* - Route operates weekdays only
Pedestrian walkway to Amtrak Station, O.co Coliseum and Oracle Arena
Platforms 1 side platform (Amtrak)
1 island platform (BART)
1 side platform (BART to OAK)
Tracks 3 (Amtrak)
2 (BART)
1 (BART to OAK)
Parking 35 spaces (Amtrak);
1013 spaces - Monthly Reserved, Daily (free), Extended Weekend (free)[1]
Bicycle facilities Two lockers
Other information
Opened September 11, 1972 (BART)
May 25, 2005 (Amtrak)
November 22, 2014 (BART to OAK)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code OAC (Amtrak)
Owned by Amtrak, Bay Area Rapid Transit
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 30,133 annual[2] Increase 14.7% (Amtrak)
Passengers (FY 2013) 7,809 weekday[3] Increase 18.4% (BART)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor
toward Auburn
Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit
toward Fremont
Richmond–Fremont
toward Richmond
Fremont–Daly City
toward Daly City
Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City
Terminus
BART to OAK Terminus

Oakland Coliseum is a complex of three stations of two public transit providers that are within 600 feet (180 m) of each other: Amtrak Capitol Corridor's Oakland Coliseum station, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)'s Coliseum station and the BART to Oakland International Airport people mover terminal.[4] They are located in East Oakland, and are connected to each other, and to the O.co Coliseum and the Oracle Arena by pedestrian bridges.

BART and Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), Capitol Corridor's administration agency, will sometimes refer to these separate stations as one station. In addition to the Oakland Airport Connector tram, AC Transit bus routes 73 (73rd Avenue) and 805 (All-Nighter) also provide service between the BART station and Oakland International Airport.

BART's Coliseum station consists of an elevated island platform with the concourse mezzanine at ground level. The BART to OAK station has a single track and side platform.

Capitol Corridor's Oakland Coliseum station, the newest Capitol Corridor station, consists of a side platform on a side track. It is unstaffed, but has an electronic ticketing system.

History[edit]

A BART A-car at Oakland Coliseum Station.

BART's Coliseum/Oakland Airport station opened as part of BART's initial service on September 11, 1972,[5] connecting the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and the Coliseum Arena via a pedestrian bridge going above then-existing railroad tracks which were later used by Capitol Corridor, beginning with the service's inception in 1991.

In 2002, CCJPA, in conjunction with Caltrans and the City of Oakland, decided to build a Capitol Corridor station there. The new station, officially named "Oakland Coliseum" station, opened on May 25, 2005, and included a new connection to the original BART-Oakland Coliseum pedestrian bridge, thus enabling transfers between the two services.

In October 2009, Oakland City Council voted its approval for a 3.2 mile extension of BART to Oakland International Airport.[6] Preliminary construction began in late 2010; the service is to begin November 22, 2014.[7]

After the Oakland Airport Connector opened on November 22, 2014, the official name for the BART station, previously "Coliseum/Oakland Airport Station", became "Coliseum Station", freeing the OAC terminus station at the airport to be named "Oakland International Airport Station".[8]

Ridership[edit]

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Oakland Coliseum was the 46th-busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 72 passengers daily.[9]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

BART[edit]

Northbound Richmond–Fremont toward Richmond (Fruitvale)
Fremont–Daly City toward Daly City (Frutivale)
Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City toward Daly City (Fruitvale)
Southbound Richmond–Fremont toward Fremont (San Leandro)
Fremont–Daly City toward Fremont (San Leandro)
Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City toward Dublin / Pleasanton (San Leandro)
Westbound BART to OAK toward OAK Airport (Terminus)
Amtrak/BART Station general area map

Amtrak[edit]

Side track Capitol Corridor toward Auburn (Oakland – Jack London Square)
Capitol Corridor toward San Jose (Hayward)
Mainline tracks Coast Starlight No stops

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bart.gov/guide/parking/index.aspx
  2. ^ "2013 California Report". Amtrak. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  4. ^ BART system map. BART.gov. 2011. Retrieved 24-05-2011.
  5. ^ "BART Chronology". BART. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  6. ^ Jones, Carolyn (2009-10-08). "Oakland unexpectedly OKs BART airport extension". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  7. ^ SF Gate, $6 rides for BART's Oakland Airport Connector Michael Cabanatuan, Updated 7:44 am, Friday, June 13, 2014, http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/BART-puts-off-final-decision-on-new-cars-grip-5548736.php
  8. ^ "BART’s Oakland Airport Connector one year away from completion". RT&S. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Oakland Coliseum (Amtrak/BART station) at Wikimedia Commons