Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line

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     Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line
I-580 Castro Valley May 2011 001.jpg
A Dublin/Pleasanton line train in the I-580 median in Castro Valley
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Bay Area Rapid Transit
Locale East Bay
San Francisco Peninsula
Counties: Alameda, San Francisco, and San Mateo
Cities: Dublin, Pleasanton, Castro Valley, San Leandro, Oakland, San Francisco, and Daly City
Termini Dublin/Pleasanton Station
Daly City Station
Stations 18
(plus 1 proposed)
Operation
Opening May 10, 1997
Operator(s) San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Technical
Line length 35.7 miles (57.5 km)
Track gauge 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm)
(Indian gauge)
Electrification Third rail, 1000 V DC
Operating speed 34.5 mph (55.5 km/h)
Highest elevation at grade, elevated, underground, underwater (Transbay Tube)
Route map

The Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) line in the San Francisco Bay Area that runs from Dublin/Pleasanton station to Daly City station. It has 18 stations in Dublin, Pleasanton, Castro Valley, San Leandro, Oakland, San Francisco, and Daly City.

BART colors this line blue on maps but does not refer to it by color. It is commonly called the Dublin/Pleasanton line.

Of BART's five lines, the Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line was the most recent line to open. Service began when the Dublin/Pleasanton extension opened on May 10, 1997.[1] The West Dublin/Pleasanton infill station was added to the line on February 19, 2011.[2]

SFO/Millbrae extension service[edit]

When the SFO/Millbrae extension opened on June 22, 2003, BART extended the Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line to SFO. BART truncated this line back to Daly City and rerouted the Pittsburg/Bay Point line to SFO in its place on February 9, 2004. San Mateo County is not a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, so SamTrans funded the county's BART service. When the extension's lower-than-expected ridership caused SamTrans to accrue deficits, BART agreed to SamTrans' request to operate only this line south of Daly City effective September 12, 2005.

SamTrans and BART reached an agreement in February 2007 in which SamTrans would transfer control and financial responsibility of the SFO/Millbrae extension to BART. In return, BART would receive additional fixed funding from SamTrans and other sources.[3] BART has since again increased service south of Daly City, but this line now terminates at Daly City.

Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line's south-of-Daly City service
Date of change Service south of Daly City
June 22, 2003 Daly City–SFO[4]
February 9, 2004 none[5]
September 12, 2005 Daly City–SFO/Millbrae[6]
January 1, 2008 Daly City–Millbrae (evenings/weekends)[7]
September 14, 2009 none[8]

Stations[edit]

Station Opened Other BART
lines
Dublin / Pleasanton 1997
West Dublin / Pleasanton 2011
Castro Valley 1997
Bay Fair 1972          
San Leandro 1972          
Coliseum / Oakland Airport 1972          
Fruitvale 1972          
Lake Merritt 1972          
West Oakland 1974               
Embarcadero 1976               
Montgomery Street 1973               
Powell Street 1973               
Civic Center / UN Plaza 1973               
16th Street Mission 1973               
24th Street Mission 1973               
Glen Park 1973               
Balboa Park 1973               
Daly City 1973               

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Celebrating 40 Years of Service 1972 • 2012 Forty BART Achievements Over the Years" (pdf). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  2. ^ "Ceremony to commemorate new West Dublin/Pleasanton Station planned for Feb. 18". Bay Area Rapid Transit. January 28, 2011. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "BART-SFO Settlement Agreement and Release of Claims". Metropolitan Transportation Commission. February 14, 2007. 
  4. ^ "BART to link to SFO June 22 / After many delays, latest date is firm, transit officials say". San Francisco Chronicle. April 18, 2003. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "BART changing schedule so more go to SFO / Peninsula ridership below expectations, needs a boost". San Francisco Chronicle. February 7, 2004. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ "PENINSULA / BART to airport to be cut / Weekend trains to be kept on Peninsula". San Francisco Chronicle. August 11, 2005. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ "BART to raise fares, increase train frequency starting Jan. 1". San Francisco Chronicle. December 9, 2007. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Off-peak service reductions began Monday, September 14th". Bay Area Rapid Transit. September 15, 2009. Retrieved April 9, 2013.