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
Location1600 Slatten Ranch Road
Antioch, California
Coordinates37°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 byBART
Line(s)eBART
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsTri Delta Transit
Rio Vista Delta Breeze
Construction
Parking1,012 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedMay 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.

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]

Security and staffing concerns[edit]

Preliminary designs called for a station without an agent present, nor restrooms or escalators.[2] 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.[2] An extra police beat will be added.[2] This caused concern among Antioch residents and the Antioch Police Department may have to cooperatively police the station.[2]

Start of service[edit]

Initially planned to open in 2016,[1] the station's service date was delayed[3] until May 26, 2018.

BART anticipated the station would serve 1,575 round trips per day based upon a supposed opening in 2015. Two weeks following the beginning of service in 2018, ridership was observed to be about 3,000 round trips per day, overloading the station's parking facilities and causing riders to illegally park nearby.[4] The station has 1,012 parking spaces.[5] Soon after opening, the agency began planning an additional 1,600 parking space facility north of the station site.[6] In October 2018, BART announced plans for a $16.4 million, 800-space lot east of the station, which would open in 2020.[7]

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. ^ a b c d Bulgarino, Paul (April 14, 2011). "BART addresses security concerns for Hillcrest eBART station". Contra Costa Times. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
  3. ^ "eBART East Contra Costa BART Extension" (pdf). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  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. ^ Coetsee, Rowena (January 5, 2018). "Signups for reserved eBART parking in Antioch start Jan. 16". East Bay Times. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  6. ^ Davis, Aaron (8 June 2018). "BART scrambling to solve Antioch eBART parking woes". East Bay Times. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  7. ^ "BART identifies funding to add over 800 parking spaces at the Antioch Station" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. October 26, 2018.

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