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Oakland – Jack London Square station

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Oakland – Jack London Square is a train station in Jack London Square of Oakland, California, United States. The station is served by Amtrak's Capitol Corridor, Coast Starlight, and San Joaquins trains.[3] Through Thruway buses, this station serves San Francisco.

Oakland – Jack London Square
Oakland Train Station.jpg
Location245 2nd Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Coordinates37°47′37″N 122°16′17″W / 37.79361°N 122.27139°W / 37.79361; -122.27139Coordinates: 37°47′37″N 122°16′17″W / 37.79361°N 122.27139°W / 37.79361; -122.27139
Owned byPort of Oakland
Line(s)
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks3
ConnectionsBus transport AC Transit: 12, Broadway Shuttle
Bus transport Amtrak Thruway: 17, 34, 99
Construction
Parking500 short term
500 long term[1]
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeOKJ
History
OpenedMay 22, 1995
Traffic
Passengers (2017)371,257[2]Increase 7.89% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor
toward Auburn
toward Los Angeles
Coast Starlight
toward Seattle
TerminusSan Joaquin
toward Bakersfield
Location
Location of the Oakland - Jack London Square Station.
Location of the Oakland - Jack London Square Station.
Location within California

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Oakland was the tenth-busiest in FY2012, boarding or de-training an average of about 1,142 passengers daily.[4]

Contents

HistoryEdit

The station opened on May 22, 1995 as a replacement for 16th Street Station, which had been severely damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. A building next to the old station was used as the rail station until August 5, 1994.[5] Southern Pacific's downtown station on the north side of 1st Street between Franklin Street and Broadway was a passenger stop until 1960.

The station is owned by the Port of Oakland; the tracks along 1st Street are owned by Union Pacific Railroad.[6]

Platforms and tracksEdit

1-2  Capitol Corridor toward Auburn (Emeryville)
 Capitol Corridor toward San Jose (Oakland Coliseum)
 Coast Starlight toward Seattle (Emeryville)
 Coast Starlight toward Los Angeles (San Jose)
 San Joaquin toward Bakersfield (Emeryville)
3  Freight line No passenger service

BusesEdit

The station is served by the following AC Transit routes:[7][8]

  • Route 12 - daily service between Downtown Oakland and West Berkeley
  • The Free Broadway Shuttle.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official-Draft 2018 SJJPA Business Plan Update" (PDF). San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority. SJJPA. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of California" (PDF). November 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  3. ^ "OAKLAND CALIFORNIA (OKJ)". TrainWeb. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak Government Affairs. November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11.
  5. ^ National Association of Railroad Passengers (May 19, 1995). "Hotline #878". Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  6. ^ "OAKLAND - JACK LONDON SQUARE, CA (OKJ)". Great American Stations (Amtrak). Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  7. ^ "Line 12" (PDF). AC Transit. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Meet Downtown Oakland! Your guide to downtown hotspots".

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