Antioch station (BART)

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Antioch
Bay Area Rapid Transit
A railway platform in the middle of a highway, with a footbridge leading to one side of the highway
A train at the station on the first day of service in May 2018
Location 1600 Slatten Ranch Road
Antioch, California
Coordinates 37°59′47″N 121°47′00″W / 37.996281°N 121.783404°W / 37.996281; -121.783404Coordinates: 37°59′47″N 121°47′00″W / 37.996281°N 121.783404°W / 37.996281; -121.783404
Owned by BART
Line(s) eBART
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Tri Delta Transit
Rio Vista Delta Breeze
Construction
Parking 1,012 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened May 26, 2018
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward SFO (Millbrae on weeknights & weekends) via Pittsburg/Bay Point
Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae
(eBART)
Terminus

Antioch (or Hillcrest Avenue) is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on the Antioch–SFO/Millbrae line served by diesel multiple unit technology. It is located in the median of Highway 4 at Hillcrest Avenue in Antioch, California. Initially planned to open in 2016,[1] the station's service date was delayed[2] until May 26, 2018.

Design[edit]

The station serves as the eastern terminus of the eastern Contra Costa extension known during construction as eBART and after construction as BART to Antioch. BART to Antioch is a diesel multiple unit (DMU) line which extends from the Pittsburg/Bay Point station, passing through Pittsburg. Antioch station serves the central area of Antioch in addition to commuters to job centers in San Francisco and other areas, it is also expected to attract passengers from Oakley, Brentwood, and Discovery Bay cities that were envisioned as part of the original extension but could not be included due to cost. BART plans to extend service southeast to Brentwood and upgrade the extension to full BART service while pushing the DMU portion further out,[1] the station has 1,012 parking spaces.[3] Within the first week of service, the parking lot filled quickly, with some riders illegally parking on nearby streets and grassy areas.[4]

Security and staffing concerns[edit]

Preliminary designs called for a station without an agent present, nor restrooms or escalators,[5] this prompted concern from the community and the plans were redesigned to add these features, however the station will only have one employee present at any given time, one agent or one maintenance worker at a time.[5] An extra police beat will be added,[5] this caused concern among Antioch residents and the Antioch Police Department may have to cooperatively police the station.[5]

Transit connections[edit]

Local bus service will be provided by Tri Delta Transit with reconfigured lines that currently feed BART. Rio Vista Delta Breeze commuter service to BART will run to this station instead of the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART terminal as it does currently and there may be commuter service from Stockton from the San Joaquin Regional Transit District.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "East Contra Costa BART Extension (eBART)". Projects. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). February 11, 2011. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "eBART East Contra Costa BART Extension" (pdf). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ Coetsee, Rowena (January 5, 2018). "Signups for reserved eBART parking in Antioch start Jan. 16". East Bay Times. Retrieved January 7, 2018. 
  4. ^ Brekke, Dan (June 1, 2018). "BART's New Antioch Station Is Very Popular -- and Doesn't Have Enough Parking". KQED. Retrieved June 2, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b c d Bulgarino, Paul (April 14, 2011). "BART addresses security concerns for Hillcrest eBART station". Contra Costa Times. Retrieved April 17, 2011. 

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