Antioch station (eBART)
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Antioch (or Hillcrest Avenue) is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on the planned eBART line under construction east of Pittsburg/Bay Point, the current terminus of the Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line. It will be located in the median of Highway 4 at Hillcrest Avenue in Antioch, California. Initially planned to open in 2016, the station's service date has been delayed until 2018. eBART is a quicker, more cost-effective way to introduce BART further out in to east Contra Costa County (east County).
It will be the eastern terminus of eBART, BART's first diesel multiple unit (DMU) line, which will extend from the Pittsburg/Bay Point station, passing through Pittsburg. Antioch Station will service the central area of Antioch in addition to this bedroom community's residents commuting to job centers in San Francisco and other areas. It is also expected to attract passengers from Oakley, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, and Rio Vista, cities that were envisioned as part of the original extension but could not be included due to cost. BART plans to eventually extend service southeast to Brentwood and if foreseeable upgrade the extension to full BART service while pushing the DMU portion further out.
Security and staffing concerns
Preliminary designs called for a station without an agent present, nor restrooms or escalators. This prompted concern from the community and the plans were redesigned to add these features, however the station will only have one employee present at any given time, one agent or one maintenance worker at a time. An extra police beat will be added. This has caused concern among Antioch residents and the Antioch Police Department may have to cooperatively police the station.
Local bus service will be provided by Tri Delta Transit with reconfigured lines that currently feed BART. Rio Vista Delta Breeze commuter service to BART will run to this station instead of the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART terminal as it does currently and there may be commuter service from Stockton from the San Joaquin Regional Transit District.
- "East Contra Costa BART Extension (eBART)". Projects. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). February 11, 2011. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
- "eBART East Contra Costa BART Extension" (pdf). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved August 13, 2015.
- "East Contra Costa BART Extension (eBART)". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved October 30, 2015.
- Bulgarino, Paul (April 14, 2011). "BART addresses security concerns for Hillcrest eBART station". Contra Costa Times. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
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