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eBART (East Contra Costa County BART extension) is the project name for a diesel multiple unit (DMU) light rail branch line of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system in eastern Contra Costa County, California, United States.wikipedia
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Bay Area Rapid Transit

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eBART (East Contra Costa County BART extension) is the project name for a diesel multiple unit (DMU) light rail branch line of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system in eastern Contra Costa County, California, United States.
BART serves 48 stations along six routes on 112 mi of rapid transit lines, including a 10 mi spur line in eastern Contra Costa County which utilizes diesel multiple-unit trains and a 3.2 mi automated guideway transit line to the Oakland International Airport.

Diesel multiple unit

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eBART (East Contra Costa County BART extension) is the project name for a diesel multiple unit (DMU) light rail branch line of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system in eastern Contra Costa County, California, United States.

California State Route 4

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The extension proceeds 10.1 mi east along the State Route 4 median to the city of Antioch at a Hillcrest Avenue station.
The eBART light rail line continues from there in the median until Antioch station.

Pittsburg/Bay Point station

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Service starts at Pittsburg/Bay Point station and extends to Antioch station.
BART began service on the eBART line between Pittsburg/Bay Point and Antioch station on May 26, 2018.

Antioch station (BART)

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The extension proceeds 10.1 mi east along the State Route 4 median to the city of Antioch at a Hillcrest Avenue station. Service starts at Pittsburg/Bay Point station and extends to Antioch station.
The station serves as the eastern terminus of the eastern Contra Costa extension known during construction as eBART and after construction as BART to Antioch.

Antioch–SFO/Millbrae line

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For further extension into Contra Costa County and to extend the Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line, the DMU system was chosen as an alternative to the existing BART infrastructure because it was claimed to be both less expensive to implement and would more easily allow further extensions.
The 8.6 miles section from Antioch to near Pittsburg/Bay Point station, known as eBART, uses diesel multiple units.

Median strip

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The extension proceeds 10.1 mi east along the State Route 4 median to the city of Antioch at a Hillcrest Avenue station. After Union Pacific declined to grant trackage rights or allow laying of new tracks, the line was merged with a construction project already in the process of widening the adjacent freeway, by laying tracks in its median.

Cross-platform interchange

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eBART tracks and trains are incompatible with those of the main BART rapid transit system, making it impossible for trains to move between the two systems; instead, passengers transfer via a cross platform interchange at an auxiliary BART stop at Pittsburg/Bay Point – the eBART platform is accessible only via an intra-station ride from the main station to this auxiliary stop.
The forced transfer (between the main BART systems and eBART) for continuing passengers at a transfer platform east of Pittsburg/Bay Point has a cross-platform interchange to traditional service.

Pittsburg Center station

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Construction of the Railroad Avenue station in Pittsburg had been uncertain as planning and construction progressed but was fully funded by the city to open with the rest of the extension.

Contra Costa County, California

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eBART (East Contra Costa County BART extension) is the project name for a diesel multiple unit (DMU) light rail branch line of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system in eastern Contra Costa County, California, United States.

Stadler GTW

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Trains servicing the line include eight Stadler GTW coupled pairs.
In 2014, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District Authority ordered eight GTW 2/6 DMUs for the under-construction eBART tracks to Antioch, California with two options to procure six more.

Light rail

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eBART (East Contra Costa County BART extension) is the project name for a diesel multiple unit (DMU) light rail branch line of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system in eastern Contra Costa County, California, United States.

Branch line

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eBART (East Contra Costa County BART extension) is the project name for a diesel multiple unit (DMU) light rail branch line of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system in eastern Contra Costa County, California, United States.

Rapid transit

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eBART tracks and trains are incompatible with those of the main BART rapid transit system, making it impossible for trains to move between the two systems; instead, passengers transfer via a cross platform interchange at an auxiliary BART stop at Pittsburg/Bay Point – the eBART platform is accessible only via an intra-station ride from the main station to this auxiliary stop.

Antioch, California

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The extension proceeds 10.1 mi east along the State Route 4 median to the city of Antioch at a Hillcrest Avenue station.

American Public Transportation Association

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The American Public Transportation Association classifies the service as a commuter rail.

Commuter rail

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The American Public Transportation Association classifies the service as a commuter rail.

Union Pacific Railroad

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Initial plans had trains running on the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way that runs parallel to State Route 4.

Right-of-way (transportation)

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Initial plans had trains running on the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way that runs parallel to State Route 4.

Arrangements between railroads

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After Union Pacific declined to grant trackage rights or allow laying of new tracks, the line was merged with a construction project already in the process of widening the adjacent freeway, by laying tracks in its median.

Pittsburg, California

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Construction of the Railroad Avenue station in Pittsburg had been uncertain as planning and construction progressed but was fully funded by the city to open with the rest of the extension.

Sales tax

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A sales tax increase was approved by Contra Costa voters in 2004 in order to fund the expansion.

Novato, California

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On October 14, 2010, BART issued a press release announcing that the agency had awarded a $26 million (equivalent to $ in ) contract to West Bay Builders, of Novato, California, "to build the transfer platform and make some of the necessary rail improvements to begin extending the line to a terminus station at Hillcrest Avenue in Antioch."

Oakley, California

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While not fully planned or funded, expansions of the DMU system could connect eBART service to Oakley, Byron, or the Brentwood Transit Center in Brentwood.

Byron, California

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While not fully planned or funded, expansions of the DMU system could connect eBART service to Oakley, Byron, or the Brentwood Transit Center in Brentwood.