The Oakland Coliseum Station
is a complex of two stations of two public transit providers that are within 600 feet (182.9 m) of each other: Amtrak
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak , is a government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971, to provide intercity passenger train service in the United States. "Amtrak" is a portmanteau of the words "America" and "track". It is headquartered at Union...
The Capitol Corridor is a 168-mile passenger train route operated by Amtrak in California. Because it is fully supported by the state, the Capitol Corridor operates under Amtrak California. It runs from the San Francisco Bay Area to Sacramento, roughly parallel to Interstate 80...
s Oakland Coliseum
station and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Bay Area Rapid Transit is a rapid transit system serving the San Francisco Bay Area. The heavy-rail public transit and subway system connects San Francisco with cities in the East Bay and suburbs in northern San Mateo County. BART operates five lines on of track with 44 stations in four counties...
's Coliseum/Oakland Airport (OAK)
station. They are located in East Oakland
East Oakland is the southeastern portion of Oakland, California, and takes up the largest portion of the city's land area. It stretches between Lake Merritt in the northwest and San Leandro in the southeast...
, and are connected to each other, and to the O.co Coliseum and the Oracle Arena by a pedestrian bridge.
BART and Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), Capitol Corridor's
administration agency, will sometimes refer to these separate stations as one station.
AirBART is a privately-run shuttle bus service that connects the Bay Area Rapid Transit's Coliseum/Oakland Airport station with Oakland International Airport . Buses stop at street level just outside the BART station and serve both airport terminals with one stop at the airport along the third curb...
shuttle bus and AC Transit
AC Transit is an Oakland-based regional public transit agency serving the western half of Alameda County and parts of western Contra Costa County in the western, Bay-side area of the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area...
bus routes 73 (73rd Avenue) and 805 (All-Nighter) all provide service between the BART station and Oakland International Airport
Oakland International Airport , also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is a public airport located south of the central business district of Oakland, a city in Alameda County, California, United States...
BART's Coliseum/Oakland Airport station consists of an elevated island platform
An island platform is a station layout arrangement where a single platform is positioned between two tracks within a railway station, tram stop or transitway interchange...
with the concourse mezzanine at ground level.
Oakland Coliseum station, the newest Capitol Corridor
station, consists of a side platform
A Side platform is a platform positioned to the side of a pair of tracks at a railway station, a tram stop or a transitway. A pair of side platforms are often provided on a dual track line with a single side platform being sufficient for a single track line...
on a side track. It is unstaffed, but has an electronic ticketing system. Tickets for the Capitol Corridor can also be purchased on board for no extra charge.
BART's Coliseum/Oakland Airport station opened as part of BART's initial service on September 11, 1972, connecting to the O.co Coliseum and Oakland Arena
The Oracle is an indoor arena, in Oakland, California, located in the Coliseum Industrial area...
via a pedestrian bridge going above then-existing railroad tracks which were later used by Capitol Corridor
, beginning with the service's inception in 1991.
In 2002, CCJPA, in conjunction with Caltrans
The California Department of Transportation is a government department in the U.S. state of California. Its mission is to improve mobility across the state. It manages the state highway system and is actively involved with public transportation systems throughout the state...
and the City of Oakland
Oakland is a major West Coast port city on San Francisco Bay in the U.S. state of California. It is the eighth-largest city in the state with a 2010 population of 390,724...
, decided to build a Capitol Corridor
station there. The new station, officially named "Oakland Coliseum" station, opened on May 25, 2005, and included a new connection to the original BART-Oakland Coliseum pedestrian bridge, thus enabling transfers between the two services.
There are currently plans to develop the area around the two stations.
In October 2009, Oakland City Council voted its approval for a 3.2 mile extension of BART to Oakland International Airport. Preliminary construction began in late 2010; the project is projected to be completed in Spring 2014.
Of the 73 California stations served by Amtrak, Oakland Coliseum was the 47th-busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 55 passengers daily.