BART to Antioch service begins this Saturday, including the official opening of two new stations: Antioch & Pittsburg Center. Here’s what you need to know about opening weekend & using the new service:
Free Community Celebration – May 25
Ribbon-Cutting Celebration: BART will host a community celebration on Friday, May 25 at the new Antioch Station (1600 Slatten Ranch Rd). The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be from 11am-noon, followed by local entertainment and free train rides (available from 1pm-8pm).
Getting There: Free shuttles will run between the Pittsburg/Bay Point and Antioch Stations between 9am and 9pm every 15 to 30 minutes. The shuttles will accommodate people with wheelchairs. Tri-Delta Transit’s 300 bus also runs between the Pittsburg/Bay Point and Antioch Stations. There will be no BART service to this event.
Using the New BART to Antioch Service
No Park & Ride at the New Stations: When Antioch & Pittsburg Center stations open, Park & Ride parking will no longer be available for bus patrons, carpools, ride sharing, etc. The Brentwood Park & Ride lot serviced by Tri Delta Transit will remain available with free parking.
Tri Delta Transit Schedule Changes: Tri Delta Transit bus service change on May 26th to accommodate the opening of the Antioch and Pittsburg Center BART stations. Routes will change, new routes will be added, and times will change. For more information, visit Tri Delta Transit’s BART Opening information page.
Transferring at Pittsburg/Bay Point Station: The East Contra Costa BART Extension trains run on their own tracks and connect with the existing BART system at a Transfer Platform just east of the Pittsburg Bay Point Station. At the Transfer Platform, riders simply exit one train and walk across the platform to board the other train. BART passengers trying to reach the Pittsburg Center Station or the Antioch Station will remain in the BART train to reach the Transfer Platform.
Train Technology: The new trains are Diesel Multiple Units or DMU train cars. They meet the US Government’s strictest emissions standards and use renewable diesel, an advanced biofuel produced from bio-based sources such as vegetable oil. The extension will be able to carry an estimated 2,400 people in each direction, per hour, during rush hours.
For more information about the Community Celebration or the beginning of BART to Antioch service, visit BART’s information page.