New Oakland rail station granted $4 million

The Associated Press
Friday March 15, 2002

OAKLAND — The state transportation commission unanimously has approved more than $4 million in state grant funds for an intercity rail station at the Oakland Coliseum. 

The new station will be adjacent to the Coliseum Bay Area Rapid Transit station and will be served by Amtrak’s popular Capitol Corridor train service. This will allow Amtrak passengers to connect with AC Transit bus service, BART’s light rail network and the AirBART shuttle to Oakland International Airport. 

The new train stop also will give residents from Sacramento to San Jose greater access to Oakland’s professional sport teams, a concert arena and the airport. 

“The more we discover how convenient it is to take the train to events at the Coliseum the less we’ll suffer the headache of battling traffic congestion,” Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown said in a statement.