Oakland – Jack London Square

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Oakland – Jack London Square

Oakland (Jack London Square) is an Amtrak station located in downtown Oakland, California. Opened in 1994, the building is located at 245 Second Street in Oakland, it is served by the Capitol Corridor, Coast Starlight, and San Joaquins trains. Through Thruway buses, this station serves San Francisco.

Of the 73 California stations served by Amtrak, Oakland was the eleventh-busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 950 passengers daily.

History

The station was constructed in the early 1990s, opening in 1994. It was built as a replacement for the 16th Street Station, which had been severely damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. An adjacent building was used as the rail station until tracks were moved to the west for the opening of Jack London Square Station.

The station facility is owned by the Port of Oakland, while the tracks are owned by the Union Pacific Railroad.

Transit Connections

Oakland Jack London Square station (commonly called Oakland Amtrak) is served by the following AC Transit routes, including:

  • Route 58L - weekday-only limited stop service between Downtown Oakland and Eastmont Transit Center
  • Route 72 - daily service between Downtown Oakland and Hilltop Mall
  • Route 72M - daily service between Downtown Oakland and the intersection of Castro Street and Tewksbury Avenue in Port Richmond

Building Activity

  • OpenBuildings
    OpenBuildings added a digital reference
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com