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Martinez Station is an Amtrak passenger train station in Martinez, California, the county seat of Contra Costa County. The station was opened in September 2001, superseding a much earlier building that still stands a couple of blocks to the east. Prior to the creation of Amtrak on May 1, 1971, passenger service was provided by Southern Pacific Railroad. The station is served by local County Connection bus service and connecting service from WestCAT, and Tri-Delta Transit, as well as an Amtrak Thruway Bus Service. The station includes a transit center for buses, passenger drop off and pick-up zones, a taxi stand, and surface level car parking, reserved for use by train passengers only.

The station is served by 42 Amtrak passenger trains each weekday and 34 per day on the weekends. The Capitol Corridor service runs between San Jose, CA and Sacramento, CA and offers 30 trains per weekday (22 per day on weekends). The San Joaquin service offers 8 trains daily between Oakland, CA and Bakersfield, CA. The California Zephyr (San Francisco Bay Area to/from Chicago, IL) and the Coast Starlight (Seattle, WA to/from Los Angeles, CA) each operate one train daily in each direction.

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Martinez was the sixth-busiest in fiscal 2013, boarding or detraining an average of about 1,300 passengers daily.

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