Berkeley station (California)

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Berkeley, CA
San Joaquin passing Berkeley station, June 2018.JPG
A San Joaquin train passing the station in 2018
Location University Avenue and Third Street
Berkeley, California
Coordinates 37°52′02″N 122°18′03″W / 37.867242°N 122.300746°W / 37.867242; -122.300746Coordinates: 37°52′02″N 122°18′03″W / 37.867242°N 122.300746°W / 37.867242; -122.300746
Line(s) UP Martinez Subdivision[1]
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport AC Transit: FS, G, Z, 51B, 802
Other information
Station code BKY
History
Opened 1913, 1986
Closed April 30, 1971
Rebuilt 2005
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 156,226[2] (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor
toward Auburn
Former services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
San Joaquin
toward Bakersfield

Berkeley is an Amtrak station in Berkeley, California, served by Amtrak California's Capitol Corridor service. The station is located under the University Avenue overpass just west of 4th Street. It is served directly by AC Transit bus routes 51B and 802; additionally, AC Transit Transbay routes FS, G, and Z stop nearby at 6th Street.

History[edit]

The former station building in 2018

The depot was built by the Southern Pacific in 1913, although it has since been turned into a restaurant.[3][4]

Amtrak California service at Berkeley began in 1986 with the twice-daily San Joaquins, which then operated between Oakland and Bakersfield.[5] Berkeley was an original stop on the Capitol Corridor (originally named Capitols) when that service began in late 1991. San Joaquins service at Berkeley ended in 1993 because of low ridership.

The current platform opened on September 17, 2005, after a $2.4 million renovation.[6] Additional renovation work included installation of nighttime lighting, benches and landscaping; improved access for people with disabilities; and street repaving and new striping for more efficient access by buses, bicycles, paratransit, shuttles and taxis.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail NETWORK SCHEMATICS" (PDF). California Department of Transportation. p. 3.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Berkeley, CA (BKY)". Great American Stations. Amtrak.
  4. ^ "Brennan's in Berkeley: Sports Bar and Restaurant". Retrieved 2012-11-06.
  5. ^ Amtrak (April 27, 1986). "Western". National Train Timetables. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  6. ^ Artz, Matthew (September 20, 2005). "Berkeley Train Stop Gets $2.4 Million Upgrade". Berkeley Daily Planet. Retrieved 2012-07-22.

External links[edit]

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