BART to Antioch Service: Free Train Rides & Party | Antioch
Antioch BART Station | 1600 Slatten Ranch Road East of Hillcrest Avenue exit off Highway 4
The wait is almost over for East County residents. BART to Antioch will open for passenger service on Saturday, May 26, 2018. To celebrate, BART will hold a community ribbon-cutting celebration on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11am at the new Antioch Station featuring free preview train rides and local entertainment. New service is fast, clean, and comfortable.
The service between the Pittsburg/Bay Point Station and Antioch is 10 miles long and adds two new stations. The extension will be able to carry an estimated 2,400 people in each direction, per hour, during rush hours.
BART to Antioch Service
Friday, May 25, 2018 | 11 am – Noon
Antioch BART Station, 1600 Slatten Ranch Road East of Hillcrest Avenue exit off Highway 4
“This is a new dawn for transit in this part of the Bay Area,” said BART Director Joel Keller, who serves East Contra Costa County and led efforts to bring the extension to the region. “Making this visionary project a reality took the long-term dedication of East County residents, and the commitment of many local, regional, state, and federal leaders.”
BART to Antioch is part of the Highway 4 Widening Project, which expanded Highway 4 between Pittsburg and Brentwood. The combined project was designed to bring commute relief as soon as possible with minimal disruption to the traveling public.
The $525 million cost of the extension is about half of the $1 billion cost estimated for extending BART’s traditional electric-powered line.
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