East Contra Costa BART Extension (eBART)


 


 

NEW! eBART Next Segment Study

Please let us know what you think about a possible future eBART extension, and where you would like a possible future station located.

eBART Next Segment Power Point Presentation. Click here.

Please send comments and questions about eBART Next Segment to esmith1@bart.gov.

 


 

 

eBART is coming to East Contra Costa County! Construction on this exciting project has commenced and is well underway. Being built in coordination with the Highway 4 widening project, the combined project represents approximately $1 Billion invested in the corridor.

Get the eBART project factsheet. Click Here

 

 

The East Contra Costa BART Extension Project (eBART Project) will introduce a new rail passenger service comprising approximately 9.5 miles of new track between the existing Pittsburg/Bay Point BART Station and a new station in the City of Antioch.  The eBART Project will use independently propelled railcars (eBART Vehicles) known as Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) that will operate on a standard gauge rail guideway to be constructed and owned by the District.  The guideway will be located in the median of State Route 4 on a right-of-way for the exclusive use of eBART.  The eBART Project is subject to regulation by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and is subject to other regulations, standards, and codes but is not subject to regulation by the Federal Railroad Administration.

eBART stations will support multi-modal access: pedestrians, cyclists, Tri Delta Transit buses, and parking will all be accommodated. Parking fees will be decided by the BART Board of Directors.

eBART will provide over 600 construction jobs, and 40 to 80 permanent BART jobs once in operation.

For More Information
Email: ang@bart.gov

Visit: www.bart.gov/about/projects/ecc

 

 

The eBART project has been supported by Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley, Brentwood, Contra Costa County, Tri Delta Transit, MTC, TRANSPLAN and CCTA. In April 2009, BART adopted the project and construction began in early 2011.

 

 

 


eBART Environmental Benefits

 

  • Removes cars from highways and roads
  • Reduces annual vehicle miles traveled by 99 million
  • 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
  • Supports the Bay Area’s Clean Air Plan

 


The eBART Project

 

  • A 10-mile extension of the BART system to Antioch
  • Clean-diesel technology with a capacity of 300 to 400 people per 2-vehicle train
  • Tracks located in Highway 4 median
  • Two stations are scheduled to open as indicated:
    • Pittsburg Center Station - Year 2018
    • Antioch Station - Year 2018

  • Transfer platform to BART trains at Pittsburg/Bay Point Station
  • Does not preclude future conventional BART service
  • First train scheduled for delivery in June 2016
  • Revenue service date is May 2018

 


Project Background

 

The eBART Project represents the first phase of a plan to extend rail service into East County.  The eBART Project provides a cost-effective way to bring BART service to Antioch, and the rest of east Contra Costa County.  eBART will provide East County with frequent, reliable, and high quality rail service that will connect the growing region of East Contra Costa County with areas already served by BART.

 

Last Updated: May 19, 2015