Pittsburg/Bay Point station

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Pittsburg / Bay Point
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Train at Pittsburg Bay Point station, February 2018.JPG
A train at Pittsburg/Bay Point station in 2018
Location1700 West Leland Road, Pittsburg, California
Coordinates 38°01′08″N121°56′39″W / 38.018869°N 121.944208°W / 38.018869; -121.944208 Coordinates: 38°01′08″N121°56′39″W / 38.018869°N 121.944208°W / 38.018869; -121.944208
Line(s) BART C-Line, eBART
Platforms2 sequential island platforms
Tracks2 (BART mainline)
1 (eBART)
ConnectionsAiga bus trans.svg AC Transit: 701
Aiga bus trans.svg Rio Vista Delta Breeze: 52
Aiga bus trans.svg Tri Delta Transit: 200, 201, 300, 380, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394
Construction
Parking1,992 spaces
Bicycle facilities20 lockers
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedDecember 7, 1996
Passengers
20203,708 (weekday average) [1]
Services
Preceding station Bart compact logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit Following station
North Concord/​Martinez Antioch–​SFO + Millbrae Line Terminus
Terminus Antioch–​SFO + Millbrae Line
(eBART)
Pittsburg Center
toward Antioch
Location
Pittsburg/Bay Point station

Pittsburg/Bay Point station 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.

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History

An eBART train at the transfer platform EBART train at transfer platform, May 2018.JPG
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.

A 2018 study recommended a footbridge to the north side of the tracks – either from the fare lobby or the parking lot – to improve access from nearby residential areas. A ramp to supplement the often-broken elevator from parking lot to fare lobby was also recommended. An entrance from Bailey Road at the east end of the platform was deemed infeasible. [5]

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References

  1. "Monthly Ridership Reports". San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. February 2020.
  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.
  5. CDM Smith (February 2018). North Concord to Antioch BART Access Study (PDF). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. pp. 25, B-17, B-18, D-2. (Appendices)

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