Pittsburg/Bay Point station

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Pittsburg / Bay Point
Bay Area Rapid Transit
PBBP Station Front.jpg
The front exterior of the Pittsburg/Bay Point station
Location 1700 West Leland Road
Pittsburg, California
Coordinates 38°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 by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s) BART C-Line, eBART
Platforms 2 sequential island platforms
Tracks 2 (BART mainline)
1 (eBART)
Connections Bus transport Rio Vista Delta Breeze: 52
Bus transport Tri Delta Transit: 200, 201, 300, 380, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394
Construction
Parking 1992 spaces
Bicycle facilities 20 Lockers
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened December 7, 1996
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2016) 6,249 exits/day[1]
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward SFO (Millbrae on weeknights & weekends)
Antioch–​SFO/​MillbraeTerminus
TerminusAntioch–​SFO/​Millbrae
(eBART)
toward Antioch
Pittsburg/Bay Point

to Pittsburg Center

eBART 
 
 
no street
transfer
access
 
canal
Bailey Road
Main line
platform
to North Concord/Martinez

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]

The station opened on December 7, 1996; it is in BART District 2 and is represented by Joel Keller.[2]

The extension of BART to Antioch is a DMU line starting at Pittsburg / Bay Point serving eastern Contra Costa County communities, during construction, the service was dubbed eBART (or the eastern Contra Costa County extension) but after construction, BART refers to the service between Pittsburg-Bay Point and Antioch as BART to Antioch.[3] The station was expanded to include an additional platform beyond the existing one to provide a cross-platform interchange to this service, the BART to Antioch platform does not have street access, so passengers must ride a mainline BART train between the two platforms. The DMU service currently goes from Pittsburg / Bay Point to Antioch.[4] There are proposals to extend the line further east to Oakley, Brentwood, or Byron.[5]

Incidents[edit]

A child was born in the station’s parking lot on November 26, 2012.[6]

On March 16, 2016, a mysterious power surge on the tracks between North Concord/Martinez and Pittsburg/Bay Point stations caused several cars to be taken out of service. BART halted regular service to Pittsburg/Bay Point that day, and replaced the service with a bus shuttle.[7] Limited service to Pittsburg/Bay Point resumed on March 21[8] and full service returned on April 2.[9]

Station layout[edit]

Main line[edit]

G Street Level Exits/Entrances
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Mainline
platform
Southbound      Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae toward San Francisco International Airport weekdays, Millbrae weekends (North Concord / Martinez)
Island platform, doors open on the left
Northbound      Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae termination track →
     Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae toward eBART Platform →

eBART[edit]

eBART
Platform
Southbound      Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae toward San Francisco International Airport weekdays, Millbrae weekends (Mainline Platform)
Island platform, doors open on the right
Northbound      Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae
(eBART)
towards Antioch (Pittsburg Center)

See also[edit]

Station and train in March 2005
The eBART transfer platform under construction in 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District Biography, BART.gov, retrieved January 23, 2008
  3. ^ https://www.bart.gov/about/projects/ecc
    "The project has been known as "eBART" but the service once opened will be "BART to Antioch."
  4. ^ "East Contra Costa BART Extension (eBART) Alignment". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). January 25, 2013. Retrieved 2015-08-12. 
  5. ^ CDM Smith. "eBART Next Segment Study" (PDF). bart.gov. Bay Area Rapid Transit. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  6. ^ Mitchell, Eve (27 November 2012). "Healthy baby born at East Bay BART station". Mercury News. 
  7. ^ Gafni, Matthias (29 March 2016). "BART nearing full restoration of service". Contra Costa Times. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  8. ^ Steve Rubenstein, "BART restores limited commute service to Pittsburg/Bay Point Station." SFGate, March 21, 2016. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/BART-restores-limited-commute-service-to-6930975.php
  9. ^ "BART RESUMES SERVICE AT N. CONCORD AND PITTSBURG/BAY POINT AFTER WEEKS OF REPAIRS." ABC7 News, April 2, 2016. http://abc7news.com/traffic/bart-resumes-service-between-n-concord-and-pittsburg-bay-point-/1273495/

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