Emeryville is an Amtrak station in Emeryville, Alameda County, California. The station is served by the California Zephyr, Capitol Corridor, Coast Starlight, and San Joaquin. It is the western terminus of the California Zephyr; there is no wye to turn the train around east of the Jack London Square station, so it would be necessary to back a long train along Oakland's Embarcadero to wye at Amtrak's Oakland facility.
San Joaquin (left) and Capitol Corridor trains at the station
|Location||5885 Horton Street
|Owned by||City of Emeryville|
|Line(s)||UP Martinez Subdivision|
|Platforms||1 side platform, 1 island platform|
|Connections|| AC Transit: 29, 36, 57
Emery Go-Round: Hollis
|Opened||August 13, 1993|
|Passengers (2015)||587,926 (Amtrak)|
The station has one side platform and one island platform serving the eastern two tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad Martinez Subdivision. The other three tracks are only used by freight trains. A pedestrian bridge connects the side platform and station building with commercial areas on Shellmound Street to the west.
Emeryville station was built to replace the older Oakland Central station, which was damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Emeryville station opened on August 13, 1993, although service continued at Oakland Central for another year. Emeryville was the only Oakland-area stop for Amtrak until the Jack London Square station opened in 1995.
Amtrak Thruway buses connect all arriving and departing trains with San Francisco.
Several public transit bus lines serve the station vicinity:
- The free Emery Go-Round Hollis and Hollis South routes stop on Horton Street, across the street from the station, connecting to the Macarthur BART station.
- AC Transit routes 36 and 57 stop on Shellmound Street, across the pedestrian bridge located at the station, while route 29 stops on Hollis Street one block east of the station.
- SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail NETWORK SCHEMATICS" (PDF). California Department of Transportation. p. 13.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- National Association of Railroad Passengers (August 13, 1993). "Hotline #786". Archived from the original on 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
Media related to Emeryville station at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak – Stations – Emeryville, CA
- Emeryville Amtrak Station (USA RailGuide -- TrainWeb)
- Emeryville (EMY)--Great American Stations (Amtrak)
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