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Emeryville is an Amtrak station in Emeryville, Alameda County, California that replaced the older Amtrak 16th Street Station in Oakland. The original Beaux-Arts Oakland 16th Street Station was declared unsafe due to unreinforced masonry after sustaining damage in the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989. Emeryville opened on August 13, 1993, although service continued at Oakland for another year.[3]

Emeryville station, October 2016.jpg
Emeryville station in October 2016.jpg
Location 5885 Horton Street
Emeryville, California
Coordinates 37°50′26″N 122°17′33″W / 37.840682°N 122.292477°W / 37.840682; -122.292477Coordinates: 37°50′26″N 122°17′33″W / 37.840682°N 122.292477°W / 37.840682; -122.292477
Owned by City of Emeryville
Line(s) UP Martinez Subdivision[1]
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 5
Connections Bus transport AC Transit: 29, 36, 57
Bus transport Amtrak Thruway: 17, 34, 99
Bus transport Emery Go-Round: Hollis
Parking Free
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code EMY
Opened August 13, 1993
Electrified No
Passengers (2015) 587,926[2]Increase 1.6% (Amtrak)
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Terminus California Zephyr
toward Chicago
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor
toward Auburn
toward Los Angeles
Coast Starlight
toward Seattle
San Joaquin
toward Bakersfield

The station is served by Amtrak California's Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins and Amtrak's Coast Starlight. It is also the western terminus of Amtrak's California Zephyr; there is no wye at Amtrak's new Oakland station near Jack London Square, so it would be necessary to back a long train along Oakland's Embarcadero to the Union Pacific yards.

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Emeryville was the fourth busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 1,607 passengers daily.[4]


Platforms and tracksEdit

1-2  California Zephyr toward Chicago (Richmond)
 Capitol Corridor toward Auburn (Berkeley)
 Capitol Corridor toward San Jose (Oakland – Jack London Square)
 Coast Starlight toward Seattle (Martinez)
 Coast Starlight toward Los Angeles (Oakland – Jack London Square)
 San Joaquin toward Bakersfield (Richmond)
 San Joaquin toward Oakland – Jack London Square (Terminus)
3-5  Freight lines No passenger service

Transit connectionsEdit

Extensive Amtrak Thruway bus connections are available in Emeryville. Route 99[5] connects all arriving and departing trains with San Francisco. Additional connections are provided by Route 17[6] to Santa Barbara and Route 34[7] to Stockton.

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.
  • AC Transit Routes 29, 36, and 57 stop on Shellmound Street, across the pedestrian bridge located at the station.


  1. ^ SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail NETWORK SCHEMATICS" (PDF). California Department of Transportation. p. 13. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  3. ^ National Association of Railroad Passengers (August 13, 1993). "Hotline #786". Archived from the original on 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ Amtrak Thruway Bus Route 99
  6. ^ Amtrak Thruway Bus Route 34
  7. ^ Amtrak Thruway Bus Route 34

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