BART platforms in 2017
|Location||700 73rd Avenue (Amtrak)
7200 San Leandro Street (BART)
|Owned by||Amtrak, Bay Area Rapid Transit|
|Platforms||1 side platform (Amtrak)
1 island platform (BART)
1 side platform (BART to OAK)
1 (BART to OAK)
|Connections|| AC Transit: 45, 46, 46L, 73, 90, 98, 356, 646, 657, 805
Harbor Bay Business Park Shuttle
|Parking||35 spaces (Amtrak)
847 spaces (BART)
|Bicycle facilities||Racks, 16 shared lockers, 2 keyed reserved lockers|
|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 9.27% (Amtrak)|
|Passengers (FY 2016)||7,132 exits/day 7.95% (BART)|
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. 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. BART and Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), Capitol Corridor's administration agency, refers to these separate stations as one station.
Originally known as the Coliseum/Oakland Airport station, it opened as a part of BART's initial service on September 11, 1972. 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. Preliminary construction began in late 2010; the service began on November 22, 2014. 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.
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".
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. 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. 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.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. A pedestrian underpass tunnels underneath the Union Pacific right-of-way and connects the fare control area with the parking area and Snell Street.
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.
|Side platform, doors will open on the left or right|
|Track 3||Capitol Corridor toward San Jose (Hayward)->
Capitol Corridor toward Auburn (Oakland - Jack London Square)
|Track 2||Coast Starlight does not stop here|
|Track 1||Coast Starlight does not stop here ->|
|Track 2|| Dublin/Pleasanton-Daly City toward Daly City (Fruitvale)
Richmond-Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Richmond (Fruitvale)
Warm Springs/South Fremont-Daly City toward Daly City (Fruitvale)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Track 1||-> Dublin/Pleasanton-Daly City toward Dublin / Pleasanton (San Leandro) ->
-> Richmond-Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Warm Springs / South Fremont (San Leandro) ->
-> Warm Springs/South Fremont-Daly City toward Warm Springs / South Fremont (San Leandro) ->
|Side platform, doors will open on the left|
|Track 3||Coliseum-Oakland International Airport toward Oakland International Airport (Terminus)|
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