BART is about to start rolling in East Contra Costa County. The BART to Antioch extension is expected to begin carrying riders in May of 2018 (a date will be set as we get closer to opening). The new service between the Pittsburg Bay Point Station and Antioch is 10 miles long, adds two new stations, and provides much needed congestion relief on State Route 4.
The extension will use a different type of train called a Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU). These trains are state-of-the art, clean, and comfortable. They are environmentally friendly, meet the US Government’s strictest emissions standards, and use renewable diesel from hydrogenated vegetable oil
The DMUs run on their own tracks in the median of State Route 4 and connect with the existing BART system at a Transfer Platform just outside of the Pittsburg Bay Point Station. Riders simply exit one train and walk across the platform to board the other train. The Transfer Platform is only reachable by train.
The Pittsburg Center Station entrance is located on Railroad Ave. above State Route Highway 4. It is served by Tri Delta Transit and 280 BART parking spaces are available minutes away on Bliss Ave.
The Antioch Station entrance is located at 1600 Slatten Ranch Road in Antioch. Take SR4 to Hillcrest Ave. and head north then head east on Slatten Ranch Road. BART has over 1000 parking spaces at this station and it is well served by Tri-Delta Transit.
Passengers may purchase Clipper cards using vending machines at either station or can use a paper ticket that was purchased elsewhere in the BART system.
Learn all about the new service, stations, and important parking information in our FAQ page.
BART to Antioch extends rail service into East Contra Costa County. The project has been known as "eBART" but the service once opened will be "BART to Antioch." The project was built in coordination with the Highway 4 widening project, which expanded Highway 4 from four to eight lanes between Loveridge Road in Pittsburg to just west of State Route 160 in Antioch, and from two to four lanes from Lone Tree Way in Oakley to Balfour Road in Brentwood. The combined projects represent approximately $1 billion invested in the corridor. The $525 million BART to Antioch project is 60% less expensive than conventional BART.
The eBART project is supported by Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley, Brentwood, Contra Costa County, Tri Delta Transit, MTC, TRANSPLAN, ECCRFFA, CCTA, and Caltrans. BART adopted the project in April 2009 and construction began in early 2011.
- Removes cars from highway and roads
- Reduces vehicle miles traveled by 99 million per year
- Carries as many people as an additional lane of Highway 4
- Improves freeway operations
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 260,000 lbs per day
- Reduces consumption of energy and petroleum