Pittsburg/Bay Point station

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Pittsburg / Bay Point
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Train at Pittsburg Bay Point station, February 2018.JPG
A train at Pittsburg/Bay Point station in 2018
Location1700 West Leland Road
Pittsburg, California
Coordinates38°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 byBay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s)BART C-Line, eBART
Platforms2 sequential island platforms
Tracks2 (BART mainline)
1 (eBART)
ConnectionsBus transport AC Transit: 701
Bus transport County Connection: 712
Bus transport Rio Vista Delta Breeze: 52
Bus transport Tri Delta Transit: 200, 201, 300, 380, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 709
Construction
Parking1,992 spaces
Bicycle facilities20 lockers
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedDecember 7, 1996
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2016)6,249 exits/day[1]
Services
Preceding station Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit Following station
North Concord/​Martinez Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae Terminus
Terminus Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae
(eBART)
Pittsburg Center
toward Antioch

Pittsburg/Bay Point is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in Pittsburg, California, United States, adjacent to the community of Bay Point. It serves northern and eastern Contra Costa County, as well as the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Passengers transfer between the light and heavy rail portions of the Antioch–SFO/Millbrae line at a separate transfer platform east of the main station.

History[edit]

An eBART train at the transfer platform

The station opened on December 7, 1996.[2] Service was cut back to North Concord/Martinez station from March 16-21, 2016 (and at off-peak times until April 2) after electrical issues between the stations damaged a number of trains.[3][4]

BART began service on the eBART line between Pittsburg/Bay Point and Antioch station on May 26, 2018. Unlike the rest of the BART system, eBART uses small self-propelled Diesel multiple unit (DMU) railcars, thus requiring a transfer between the two lines. A second island platform (with one track for eBART and one for conventional BART trains) was constructed 0.6 miles (0.97 km) to the east of Pittsburg/Bay Point station, providing a cross-platform interchange. The transfer platform does not have street access, so passengers must ride a mainline BART train between the two platforms.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  2. ^ "BART Chronology January 1947 – March 2009" (PDF). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 13, 2013.
  3. ^ Gafni, Matthias (March 29, 2016). "BART nearing full restoration of service". East Bay Times.
  4. ^ "BART RESUMES SERVICE AT N. CONCORD AND PITTSBURG/BAY POINT AFTER WEEKS OF REPAIRS". ABC7 News. April 2, 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Pittsburg/Bay Point station at Wikimedia Commons