Brand New Antioch BART: Free Train Rides & Ribbon Cutting Party | Antioch
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Antioch BART Station | 1600 Slatten Ranch Road East of Hillcrest Avenue exit off Highway 4
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The wait is almost over for East County residents. The new BART extension to Antioch BART station 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 11 am 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
WHAT: Public celebration of the opening of BART to Antioch.
- There will be no BART service to event.
- Free shuttles will run between the Pittsburg/Bay Point and Antioch Stations between 9 am and 9 pm 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.
- Attendees will get free rides on the line’s new environmentally-friendly Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) train.
- The rides will start in Antioch and will end at the transfer platform in Pittsburg.
- They will not stop at Pittsburg Center Station until after 3 pm and will not connect to the main BART system.
- BART’s new Fleet of the Future train cars will be at the transfer platform for tours, but will not disembark.
WHERE: Antioch BART Station, 1600 Slatten Ranch Road
East of Hillcrest Avenue exit off Highway 4
WHEN: Friday, May 25, 2018
Ribbon cutting ceremony 11 am-Noon
Free public train rides 1-8 pm
Speakers will include BART General Manager Grace Crunican, BART Board members and regional elected officials and transportation leaders.
Entertainment will be provided by the Pittsburg High School Jazz Combo and the Antioch High School Music Masters.
“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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