Oakland Coliseum station

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Oakland Coliseum Station
Amtrak station
BART rapid transit station
Coliseum BART.jpg
BART station with Airport Connector platform view from San Leandro St.
Location 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
Owned by Amtrak, Bay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s) Amtrak BART
Platforms 1 side platform (Amtrak)
1 island platform (BART)
1 side platform (BART to OAK)
Tracks 3 (Amtrak)
2 (BART)
1 (BART to OAK)
Connections AC Transit: Routes 45, 46, 73, 98 (local); 805 (All Nighter)

Pedestrian walkway to Amtrak Station, Oakland Coliseum and Oracle Arena
Construction
Parking 35 spaces (Amtrak);
1013 spaces - Monthly Reserved, Daily ($1), Extended Weekend (free)[1]
Bicycle facilities Racks, 16 shared lockers, 2 keyed reserved lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code COLS (BART), OAC (Amtrak)
History
Opened September 11, 1972 (44 years ago) (BART)
May 25, 2005 (12 years ago) (Amtrak)
November 22, 2014 (2 years ago) (BART to OAK Airport)
Previous names Coliseum/Oakland Airport (1972-2014)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 57,491 annual[2]Increase 9.1% (Amtrak)
Passengers (FY 2016) 7,132 exits/day[3]Decrease 7.95% (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 
Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont
toward Richmond
Warm Springs/South Fremont–​Daly City
toward Daly City
Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City
Terminus
Coliseum–​Oakland International Airport Terminus

Oakland Coliseum is a complex of two train 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 with BART to Oakland International Airport automated guideway transit (AGT) terminal, also known as the Coliseum-Oakland International Airport line.[4] They are located in Oakland, California, United States, and are connected to each other, and to the Oakland Coliseum and the Oracle Arena by a pedestrian bridge. BART and Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), Capitol Corridor's administration agency, refers to these separate stations as one station.

In addition to the Coliseum–Oakland International Airport AGT line, 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 Airport 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.

Originally known as the Coliseum/Oakland Airport station, it 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 (5.1 km) extension of BART to Oakland International Airport.[6] Preliminary construction began in late 2010; the service began on November 22, 2014.[7] Fares for the BART to OAK Airport service are $6.[8]

After the Coliseum–Oakland International Airport line opened on November 22, 2014, the official name for the BART station, previously "Coliseum/Oakland Airport Station", became "Coliseum Station", freeing the BART to OAK terminus station at the airport to be named "Oakland International Airport Station".[9]

Ridership[edit]

Amtrak/BART/Oakland Airport Connector Station general area map

Of the 44 BART stations open at the time, Coliseum (previously Coliseum/Oakland Airport) station was the 16th-busiest in FY2014, detraining an average of 7,819 passengers each weekday.[10]

Oakland Coliseum served an average of approximately 157 Amtrak passengers daily in 2015.[2]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

BART Northbound/Westbound (Platform 2)      Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Richmond (Fruitvale)
     Warm Springs/South Fremont–​Daly City toward Daly City (Fruitvale)
     Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City toward Daly City (Fruitvale)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound/Eastbound (Platform 1)      Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Warm Springs (San Leandro)
     Warm Springs/South Fremont–​Daly City toward Warm Springs (San Leandro)
     Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City toward Dublin / Pleasanton (San Leandro)
Passageway Connection between BART and Amtrak, Exit/entrance, Ticket machines, Faregates, Oakland Coliseum
BART Southbound (Platform 3)      Coliseum–​Oakland International Airport toward Oakland International Airport (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Amtrak
Side platform, doors will open on the right or left
Northbound/Southbound toward Auburn (Oakland – Jack London Square)
toward San Jose (Hayward)
does not stop here
does not stop here →

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parking". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 2014-12-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2015 State of California" (pdf). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-23. 
  3. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Schedules By Line (with map)". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-20. 
  5. ^ "Celebrating 40 Years of Service 1972 • 2012 Forty BART Achievements Over the Years" (PDF). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  6. ^ Jones, Carolyn (October 8, 2009). "Oakland unexpectedly OKs BART airport extension". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  7. ^ "New BART service to Oakland International Airport now open". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). November 21, 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-02. 
  8. ^ Cabanatuan, Michael (June 13, 2014). "$6 rides for BART's Oakland Airport Connector". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2014-12-20. 
  9. ^ "BART's Oakland Airport Connector one year away from completion". RT&S. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  10. ^ "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits" (xlsx). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-20. 

External links[edit]

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