Ashby (BART station)
Ashby Station, October 27, 2012
|Address||3100 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
|Connections||AC Transit: Routes 12, 49 (local); 800 (All Nighter, on Adeline Street); F (Transbay, on Adeline Street)|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Parking||715 spaces- Monthly Reserved, Daily ($1/day), Midday (free after 3pm), Extended Weekend (free), Long Term/Airport Permit ($5/day)|
|Bicycle facilities||36 Lockers, 69 racks|
|Opened||January 29, 1973|
|Owned by||Bay Area Rapid Transit, City of Berkeley|
|Passengers (FY 2013)||4,999 exits/day 8.6%|
Ashby Station is a BART station, located beneath and parallel to Adeline Street, extending from Woolsey Street to Ashby Avenue in the southern part of Berkeley, California. It consists of an underground island platform. The station was originally planned to be elevated but the City of Berkeley paid the extra cost to have it built underground.
The station includes park-and-ride facilities with 715 automobile parking spaces in two separate parking lots, 24 motorcycle spaces, 36 bike lockers, and bike rack spaces. Access mode shares (2002) were: 40% pedestrian, 38% automobile (park and ride), 9% automobile (kiss and ride), 8% bicycle, and 6% connecting transit.
Unique in the BART system, the City of Berkeley, rather than BART, controls the air rights on the parking lots. The west parking lot of the station hosts a popular flea market on weekends; a proposed residential development over the west lot has proven locally controversial. Between 2008 and 2010, a portion of the east parking lot was redeveloped as the Ed Roberts Campus. The Ed Roberts Campus is a regional center housing disability-related organizations in one large integrated resource center with a scope for the entire Bay Area. The east parking lot and station entrance were closed for construction on August 18, 2008. Although the east station entrance has yet to reopen, the east parking lot reopened on April 19, 2010.
Service at this station began on January 29, 1973.
There is additional public transit in the free West Berkeley Shuttle that connects the flatlands with the BART station. Alta Bates Hospital also provides a free shuttle between the station and its Berkeley campus, which is within walking distance. That is next to the Pacific Center for Human Growth an LGBT community center.
Furthermore attractions in the immediate vicinity include a Berkeley Bowl Grocery Store and The Berkeley Public Tool Lending Library. Restaurants and small businesses line the Shattack Avenue corridor and a flea market is hosted on the south parking lot weekly. The Shotgun Players theater is across the street and La Peña Cultural Center is 2 blocks up the hill.
- Black Repertory Theatre
- Judah L. Magnes Museum
- La Peña Cultural Center
- Berkeley Iceland
- Shotgun Players
- "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 13 Nov 2013.
- BART Access Evaluation System, January 2002, cited in BART Bicycle Access and Parking Plan - Volume 1, August 2002, page A-6.
- Ashby Station east entrance and lot to close for 18 months, BART News, August 1, 2008, accessed August 18, 2008
- Ashby Station east parking lot to reopen April 19th, BART News, April 6, 2010, accessed June 7, 2010
- Bay Area Rapid Transit (2005-06-30). "BART Chronology" (PDF).
- West Berkeley Shuttle
- Alta Bates shuttle