Pittsburg/Bay Point station

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For the DMU station in Pittsburg, see Pittsburg (eBART station).
Pittsburg / Bay Point
Bay Area Rapid Transit
PBBP Station Front.jpg
The front exterior of the Pittsburg / Bay Point BART Station
Location 1700 West Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Coordinates 38°01′08″N 121°56′39″W / 38.018869°N 121.944208°W / 38.018869; -121.944208Coordinates: 38°01′08″N 121°56′39″W / 38.018869°N 121.944208°W / 38.018869; -121.944208
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s) eBART (2018)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking 1992 spaces – Monthly Reserved, Daily ($1.50/day), Extended Weekend (free), Midday (free after 3pm), Carpool, and Long Term.[1]
Bicycle facilities 20 Lockers
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened December 7, 1996
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2013) 5,570 exits/day[2]Increase 5.3%
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
Terminus Pittsburg/​Bay Point–​SFO/​Millbrae
toward SFO (Millbrae on weeknights & weekends)
  Future service  
toward Antioch
eBART Terminus

Pittsburg / Bay Point is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in the community of Bay Point, California. As the terminal station of the Pittsburg / Bay Point – SFO Line, it serves all of northern and eastern Contra Costa County, including the cities of Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley and Brentwood, as well as the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

History[edit]

The station opened on December 7, 1996; it is in BART District 2 and is represented by Joel Keller.[3] In May 2008 a Library-a-Go-Go machine was added at this station, it is a vending machine that offers library books from the Contra Costa County Library system.[4] This was BART's first book vending machine and the first on a transit system in the nation.[4]

A child was born in the parking lot of the station on November 26, 2012.[5]

The eBART extension is an under construction DMU branch line originating from Pittsburg / Bay Point and designed to serve the eastern Contra Costa County communities. The station will be modified to include a cross-platform interchange to this service, which is scheduled to begin in 2018. The eBART line will initially go from Pittsburg / Bay Point to Antioch.[6] There is also a planned infill station in Pittsburg, as well as proposals to extend the line further east to Oakley, Brentwood, or Byron.[7]

On March 16, 2016, a mysterious surge of power on the tracks between the North Concord/Martinez station and Pittsburg/Bay Point led to several cars being taken out of service. On that date, BART halted regular service to Pittsburg/Bay Point and replaced the service with a bus bridge.[8] Limited service to Pittsburg/Bay Point resumed on March 21[9] and full service resumed on April 2.[10]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exits/Entrances
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
P
Platform
level
Southbound      Pittsburg/​Bay Point–​SFO/​Millbrae toward San Francisco International Airport weekdays, Millbrae weekends (North Concord / Martinez)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound      Pittsburg/​Bay Point–​SFO/​Millbrae termination track →
     eBART (under construction) toward Antioch (Pittsburg Center)

Transit connections[edit]

Several Tri Delta Transit bus lines stop at the station:

  • 200 (Weekdays only)
  • 201 (Weekdays only) Local service to Bay Point and Express Service to Concord BART
  • 300 (Weekdays only) Express Bus to Hillcrest Park and Ride Lot in Antioch, Oakley and Brentwood
  • 380 (Weekdays only)
  • 387 (Weekdays only)
  • 388 (Weekdays only)
  • 389 (Weekdays only)
  • 390 (Weekdays only)
  • 391 (Weekdays only)
  • 392 (Weekends and holidays only)
  • 393 (Weekends and holidays only)
  • 394 (Weekends and holidays only)

Rio Vista Delta Breeze:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bart.gov/stations/pitt/index.aspx#parking
  2. ^ "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits" (PDF). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District Biography, BART.gov, retrieved January 23, 2008
  4. ^ a b Library-a-Go-Go comes to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station
  5. ^ Mercury News
  6. ^ "East Contra Costa BART Extension (eBART) Alignment". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). January 25, 2013. Retrieved 2015-08-12. 
  7. ^ CDM Smith. "eBART Next Segment Study" (PDF). bart.gov. Bay Area Rapid Transit. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  8. ^ Gafni, Matthias (29 March 2016). "BART nearing full restoration of service". Contra Costa Times. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  9. ^ Steve Rubenstein, "BART restores limited commute service to Pittsburg/Bay Point Station." SFGate, March 21, 2016. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/BART-restores-limited-commute-service-to-6930975.php
  10. ^ "BART RESUMES SERVICE AT N. CONCORD AND PITTSBURG/BAY POINT AFTER WEEKS OF REPAIRS." ABC7 News, April 2, 2016. http://abc7news.com/traffic/bart-resumes-service-between-n-concord-and-pittsburg-bay-point-/1273495/
  11. ^ News

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