Berkeley station (California)

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Capitol Corridor Berkeley.jpg
Location University Avenue and Third Street
Berkeley, California
Coordinates 37°52′02″N 122°18′03″W / 37.867242°N 122.300746°W / 37.867242; -122.300746Coordinates: 37°52′02″N 122°18′03″W / 37.867242°N 122.300746°W / 37.867242; -122.300746
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections AC Transit
Other information
Station code BKY
Opened 1913
Rebuilt 1986, 2005
Passengers (2017) 156,226[1]Increase 3.71% (Amtrak)
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor
toward Auburn
  Former service  
San Joaquin
toward Bakersfield

Berkeley is an Amtrak station in Berkeley, California, served by Amtrak California's Capitol Corridor service. The station is located under the University Avenue overpass just west of 4th Street. It is served by AC Transit bus lines 51B and 802; AC Transit bus line Z stops nearby on 6th Street. The current platform opened on September 17, 2005, after a $2.4 million renovation.[2] Additional renovation work included installation of nighttime lighting, benches and landscaping; improved access for people with disabilities; and street repaving and new striping for more efficient access by buses, bicycles, paratransit, shuttles and taxis.[3]


Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Berkeley was the 23rd-busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 417 passengers daily.[4]

The depot was built by the Southern Pacific in 1913, although it has since been turned into a restaurant.[5][6]

Amtrak California service at Berkeley began in 1986 with the twice-daily San Joaquins, which then operated between Oakland and Bakersfield.[7] Berkeley was an original stop on the Capitol Corridor (originally named Capitols) when that service began in late 1991. San Joaquins service at Berkeley ended in 1993 because of low ridership.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

East track  Capitol Corridor toward Auburn (Richmond)
 Capitol Corridor toward San Jose (Emeryville)
West track  California Zephyr No stops
 Coast Starlight No stops
 San Joaquin No stops

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Artz, Matthew (September 20, 2005). "Berkeley Train Stop Gets $2.4 Million Upgrade". Berkeley Daily Planet. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  3. ^ [1]. Great American Stations. Accessed January 30, 2013.
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Amtrak - Berkeley, CA (BKY)". Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  6. ^ "Brennan's in Berkeley: Sports Bar and Restaurant". Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  7. ^ Amtrak (April 27, 1986). "Western". National Train Timetables. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 

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