Pittsburg/Bay Point station

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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 2 (sequential) island platforms
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 (20 years ago)
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2016) 6,249 exits/day[2]Increase 1.34%
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

to Pittsburg Center

eBart 
 
 
no street
transfer
access
 
canal
Bailey Road
Main line
platform
to North Concord/Martinez

Pittsburg/Bay Point is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in Pittsburg, California, United States, adjacent to the community of Bay Point. As the northeastern terminal station of the Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae 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]

A train at the station in March 2005

The station opened on December 7, 1996; it is in BART District 2 and is represented by Joel Keller.[3]

The under-construction eBART extension – scheduled to begin running in 2018 – is a DMU line starting at Pittsburg / Bay Point to serve eastern Contra Costa County communities. The station is being expanded to include an additional platform beyond the existing one to provide an interchange to this service. The eBART platform will have no street access, so passengers will have to ride a mainline BART train between the two platforms. The eBART line will initially go from Pittsburg / Bay Point to Antioch.[4] There are proposals to extend the line further east to Oakley, Brentwood, or Byron.[5]

Incidents[edit]

A child was born in the station’s parking lot on November 26, 2012.[6]

On March 16, 2016, a mysterious power surge on the tracks between North Concord/Martinez and Pittsburg/Bay Point stations caused several cars to be taken out of service. BART halted regular service to Pittsburg/Bay Point that day, and replaced the service with a bus shuttle.[7] Limited service to Pittsburg/Bay Point resumed on March 21[8] and full service returned on April 2.[9]

Station layout[edit]

Main line[edit]

G Street Level Exits/Entrances
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Mainline
platform
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 →
     Pittsburg/​Bay Point–​SFO/​Millbrae toward eBART Platform (Under Construction)

eBART[edit]

eBART
Platform

(Under Construction)
Southbound      Pittsburg/​Bay Point–​SFO/​Millbrae toward San Francisco International Airport weekdays, Millbrae weekends (Mainline Platform)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound      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. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District Biography, BART.gov, retrieved January 23, 2008
  4. ^ "East Contra Costa BART Extension (eBART) Alignment". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). January 25, 2013. Retrieved 2015-08-12. 
  5. ^ CDM Smith. "eBART Next Segment Study" (PDF). bart.gov. Bay Area Rapid Transit. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  6. ^ Mitchell, Eve (27 November 2012). "Healthy baby born at East Bay BART station". Mercury News. 
  7. ^ Gafni, Matthias (29 March 2016). "BART nearing full restoration of service". Contra Costa Times. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  8. ^ 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
  9. ^ "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/
  10. ^ News

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