Amtak OKJ for Oakland Jack London Square station.
There's inside seating as you wait for your train, though not on the old wooden benches of yesteryear where people may stretch our and be able to take a nap. This station was built replacing the old station damaged after the 1989 earthquake and relocated to its current location at Jack London Square, which is a more convenient location and away from its older industrial location where the damage was too expensive for them to restore or repair. The replacement station is designed to not allow people to stretch out and take a nap. I wouldn't want to be inside the waiting area should the next big earthquake hit, as this is a house of glass.
Train travel used to be much more common as a way of transport between cities before the private automobile eroded its ridership. It's a shame that more people don't use this as a mode of travel. I enjoy riding the train in the dining car, especially if the food isn't just pre-packaged and heated in the microwave.
Train service shows three routes: Capitol Corridor, Coast Starlight, and San Joanquins through this location. The train is frequently late, as passenger service doesn't take priority over cargo on the same tracks.
There's public restroom access, public payphone, and assistance with your baggage during the baggage hours of business. There are feeder bus services from other places via Amtrak.
Station hours daily 5:15am to 11pm, ticketing and Quik Trak 5:20am to 10:30pm, and checked baggage 6:15am to 9pm
Public transportation: BART Lake Merritt, AC Transit 72, 72M, 511.org for travel information resource.
245 Second St, Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (800) USA-RAIL ( (800) 872-7245)