Martinez station

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Martinez, CA
Martinez Amtrak.JPG
Martinez station building in 2007
Location601 Marina Vista Avenue
Martinez, California
Owned byCity of Martinez
Line(s)UP Martinez Subdivision[1]
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
ConnectionsBus transport Amtrak Thruway
Bus transport County Connection: 3, 16, 18, 19, 28, 98X, 316
Bus transport Tri Delta Transit: 200
Bus transport WestCAT: 30Z
ParkingPermit only
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeMTZ
Passengers (2015)363,717[2] (Amtrak)
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr Davis
toward Chicago
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor Suisun–Fairfield
toward Auburn
Emeryville Coast Starlight Davis
toward Seattle
Richmond San Joaquin Antioch–Pittsburg

Martinez is an Amtrak passenger train station in Martinez, California, United States, the county seat of Contra Costa County. The station was opened in September 2001, superseding a much earlier building that still stands a couple of blocks to the east. Prior to the creation of Amtrak on May 1, 1971, passenger service was provided by Southern Pacific Railroad. The station is served by local County Connection bus service and connecting service from WestCAT, and Tri-Delta Transit, as well as an Amtrak Thruway Bus Service. The station includes a transit center for buses, passenger drop off and pick-up zones, a taxi stand, and surface level car parking, reserved for use by train passengers only.

The station is served by 42 Amtrak passenger trains each weekday and 34 per day on the weekends. The Capitol Corridor service runs between San Jose and Sacramento and offers 30 trains per weekday (22 per day on weekends). The San Joaquin service offers 8 trains daily between Oakland and Bakersfield. The California Zephyr (San Francisco Bay Area to/from Chicago, IL) and the Coast Starlight (Seattle, WA to/from Los Angeles) each operate one train daily in each direction.

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Martinez was the sixth-busiest in fiscal 2013, boarding or detraining an average of about 1,300 passengers daily.[3]


Most buses are provided by County Connection, the main jurisdictional bus service provider for this part of the county, but there is also a feeder coach service provided by Amtrak in addition to bus service from neighboring transit jurisdictions.

County Connection[edit]

County Connection is the local transit agency charged with providing bus service. Route 98X offers an express bus service to the Walnut Creek BART station. Routes 3, 16, 18, 19, and 28 provide local bus service to the Concord, North Concord/Martinez, and Pleasant Hill BART stations, as well as points in between, including Diablo Valley College.[4]

Feeder and connecting services[edit]

Via Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach service, the station serves a 300-mile swath of northern California, including Vallejo, Napa, Santa Rosa, Ukiah, Garberville, Eureka and McKinleyville.[5]

WestCat provides Route 30Z offering service to El Cerrito del Norte BART station with stops in northern Martinez along Alhambra Avenue to Martinez VA Hospital, then traveling along Highway 4 to Hercules Transit Center, then on Interstate 80 West to del Norte BART in El Cerrito.[6]

Tri-Delta Transit operates Express Route 200 from the station to the Veterans, Kaiser, and County Hospitals in Martinez and then to the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station, where other Tri-Delta buses offer service to Eastern Contra Costa County.[7]


  1. ^ SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail NETWORK SCHEMATICS" (PDF). California Department of Transportation. p. 3.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 February 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2013, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. Fall 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 18, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "County Connection System Map" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 25, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "Amtrak System Timetable Winter/Spring 2014" (PDF). Amtrak. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
  6. ^ "30Z schedule". WestCat. Retrieved May 17, 2010.
  7. ^ "Route 200 schedule". Tri-Delta Transit. Retrieved May 17, 2010.

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Coordinates: 38°01′09″N 122°08′20″W / 38.019292°N 122.138754°W / 38.019292; -122.138754