Emeryville Amtrak Station
The first new train station built in California in more than 60 years, the Emeryville Amtrak Station provides a much needed rail facility linking San Francisco with Sacramento and beyond. Located adjacent to the Emeryville Public Market with direct access to the Bay Bridge, this 9,500-square-foot station is designed to accommodate 150 passengers per hour, with generous ticketing, baggage claim and waiting spaces that can be expanded in the future. The project site includes parking for 144 cars and five buses.
Traditional train shed forms and the semi-industrial character of the surrounding area inspired the building design. Clerestory windows allow for dramatic natural lighting of the interior space recalling the great train station architecture of the past. An elevated pedestrian crossing, marked by elevator towers on each end, connects the train station to the public market and development sites. The towers are located on the termination of 59th Street, establishing the station as a highly visible and prominent local landmark.