Oakland Coliseum (BART Station)
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Oakland Coliseum BART Station
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland Colliseum BART platforms, July 2017.jpg
BART platforms in 2017
Location 700 73rd Avenue (Amtrak)
7200 San Leandro Street (BART)
Oakland, California
Coordinates 37°45?13?N 122°11?49?W / 37.75361°N 122.19694°W / 37.75361; -122.19694Coordinates: 37°45?13?N 122°11?49?W / 37.75361°N 122.19694°W / 37.75361; -122.19694
Owned by Amtrak, Bay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s) Amtrak: BART:
Platforms 1 side platform (Amtrak)
1 island platform (BART)
1 side platform (BART to OAK)
Tracks 3 (Amtrak)
2 (BART)
1 (BART to OAK)
Connections Bus transport AC Transit: 45, 46, 46L, Airport transportation 73, 90, 98, 356, 646, 657, Airport transportation 805
Bus transport Harbor Bay Business Park Shuttle[1]
Parking 35 spaces (Amtrak)
847 spaces (BART)[2][3]
Bicycle facilities Racks, 16 shared lockers, 2 keyed reserved lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code OAC (Amtrak)
Opened September 11, 1972 (45 years ago) (BART)
June 6, 2005 (12 years ago) (Amtrak)
November 22, 2014 (3 years ago) (BART to OAK)
Previous names Coliseum/Oakland Airport (1972-2014)
Passengers (2017) 77,057 annual[4]Increase 9.27% (Amtrak)
Passengers (FY 2016) 7,132 exits/day[5]Decrease 7.95% (BART)
Route map
Oakland Coliseum area map.png
Location of the Oakland Coliseum station.
Location of the Oakland Coliseum station.
Oakland Coliseum
The Oakland Coliseum station is located at San Leandro Street & 73rd Avenue in East Oakland

Oakland Coliseum is a complex of two train stations of two public transit providers that are within 600 feet (180 m) of each other: Amtrak Capitol Corridor's Oakland Coliseum station and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)'s Coliseum station with Coliseum-Oakland International Airport line (also known as BART to OAK) automated guideway transit line terminal.[6] They are located in East Oakland, California, United States, and are connected to each other, and to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum/Oracle Arena sports complex with a wheelchair accessible pedestrian bridge.[7] BART and Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), Capitol Corridor's administration agency, refers to these separate stations as one station.[]


Capitol Corridor train at Oakland Coliseum in 2017

Originally known as the Coliseum/Oakland Airport station, it opened as a part of BART's initial service on September 11, 1972.[8] It connected to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum/Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena sports complex via a pedestrian bridge over San Leandro Street and Union Pacific Railroad's right-of-way. Amtrak's long-distance Coast Starlight service has utilized the Union Pacific right-of-way since its inception in 1971, but no plans have ever been made for it to stop at the Oakland Coliseum station site. Capitol Corridor service began in 1991, but did not initially stop at the site either.

In 2002, CCJPA, in conjunction with Caltrans and the City of Oakland, decided to build a Capitol Corridor station there.[] The new station, officially named Oakland Coliseum station, opened on June 6, 2005, it included a new wheelchair accessible connection to the original BART-Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum pedestrian bridge, facilitating a grade separated transfer between the two services.

In October 2009, Oakland City Council voted its approval for a 3.2-mile (5.1 km) extension of BART to Oakland International Airport.[9] Preliminary construction began in late 2010; the service began on November 22, 2014.[10] The fare for the Coliseum-Oakland International Airport line is $6 ($2.25 for disabled, seniors and youth), and is charged upon entering or exiting the line's platform.[11]

After the Coliseum-Oakland International Airport line opened on November 22, 2014, the official name for the BART station, previously "Coliseum/Oakland Airport Station", became "Coliseum Station", freeing the Coliseum-Oakland International Airport line terminus station at the airport to be named "Oakland International Airport Station".[12]

Current operations

AC Transit Route 73 arrives at Oakland Coliseum in 2013

Platforms and tracks


The Amtrak station is an unstaffed grade-level station at the western end of the 73rd Avenue cul-de-sac. The Amtrak station has three tracks, with one side platform on the easternmost siding track serving Capitol Corridor trains.[13] The station atypically lacks having a QuikTrak machine or ticket office on-site as is usually found at regular-service Amtrak stations in major cities, requiring tickets to be bought either online, through Amtrak's phone reservations system, or on board the train.[14] The middle mainline track (Track 2) and eastern station siding (Track 3) are a part of the Union Pacific Railroad's Niles Subdivision, while the western mainline track (Track 1) is part of Union Pacific's Coast Subdivision.[15]Coast Starlight service and Freight trains bypass the station using Tracks 1 and 2. Oakland Coliseum is primarily served by through trains between Sacramento and San Jose, but also functions as a part-time terminal for some Capitol Corridor service traveling to/from Sacramento. Capitol Corridor trains regularly meet at the CP Coliseum interlocking immediately south of the station since the service's operation is primarily single-tracked between Oakland and San Jose.


The BART station is an elevated station with two tracks and an island platform. Fare control for BART is located adjacent to San Leandro Street on the ground level underneath the northern end of the platform. Union Pacific's grade-level Oakland Subdivision parallels BART immediately to the east for the entirety of the station, dividing the station from the adjacent Coliseum neighborhood.[16][17][18] A pedestrian underpass tunnels underneath the Union Pacific right-of-way and connects the fare control area with the parking area and Snell Street.[19][20]

Coliseum-Oakland International Airport line

The Coliseum-Oakland International Airport line station is an elevated station with one track and one side platform. The Coliseum-Oakland International Airport line station is two levels above ground and one level above the BART platform, with its own fare control area located at the eastern end of the platform. The Coliseum-Oakland International Airport line station has no direct street access and can only be reached from its entrance located at the southern end of the BART platform. Green metal fencing along the north side of the immediately parallel Hegenberger Road Bridge was installed by BART during the station's construction to protect the station from graffiti and vandalism.[21][22][23][24]

Platform layouts


Side platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 3[13] Capitol Corridor toward San Jose (Hayward)->
Capitol Corridor toward Auburn (Oakland - Jack London Square)
Track 2[13] Coast Starlight does not stop here
Track 1[13] Coast Starlight does not stop here ->


Coliseum-Oakland International Airport line

Side platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Track 3[27]      Coliseum-Oakland International Airport toward Oakland International Airport (Terminus)

Bus service

The Oakland Coliseum station additionally serves as a vital bus-rail interchange for East Oakland, serving 12 routes that carry over 6,700 passengers a day combined.[28][29]

See also


  1. ^ Harbor Bay Business Park Association Transportation
  2. ^ "BART asks tailgaters to use only one parking-lot space". East Bay Times. 30 September 2005. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Small parking lot to close at Coliseum Station starting 9/5". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). 22 August 2017. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2017 State of California" (pdf). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ "Schedules By Line (with map)". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). 2014. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ Oakland Coliseum Station Map
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ Jones, Carolyn (October 8, 2009). "Oakland unexpectedly OKs BART airport extension". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  10. ^ "New BART service to Oakland International Airport now open". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). November 21, 2014. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ Cabanatuan, Michael (June 13, 2014). "$6 rides for BART's Oakland Airport Connector". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "BART's Oakland Airport Connector one year away from completion". RT&S. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ a b c d SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail NETWORK SCHEMATICS" (PDF). California Department of Transportation. p. 13. 
  14. ^ Oakland (Coliseum/Airport), California (OAC) | Amtrak
  15. ^ OpenRailwayMap
  16. ^ OpenRailwayMap
  17. ^ Coliseum, Oakland, CA neighborhood | Nextdoor
  18. ^ Oakland Coliseum Station Map
  19. ^ OpenRailwayMap
  20. ^ Oakland Coliseum Station Map
  21. ^ Google Maps Street View of the Hegenberger Road Bridge in November 2007
  22. ^ Google Maps Street View of the Hegenberger Road Bridge in August 2017
  23. ^ Coliseum Area Specific Plan -Draft EIR (Page 4.13-44 Section I)
  24. ^ BART-Oakland International Airport Connector: Environmental Impact ..., Volume 1 (Page 3.4-20)
  25. ^ Station Schedule - Coliseum | bart.gov
  26. ^ Station Schedule - Coliseum | bart.gov
  27. ^ New BART service to Oakland International Airport now open
  28. ^ Appendix A Performance Data for Transit Operators Serving Alameda County June 2015 (Starts at Page A-1)
  29. ^ Plan Transit Availability City of Alameda TSM/TDM February 2012 (Page 20)

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