Dublin / Pleasanton (BART station)
|Dublin / Pleasanton|
The Dublin / Pleasanton BART station canopy roof, taken from Owens Drive in Pleasanton
|Address||5801 Owens Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588
|Connections||Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach: Route 6^, 34
San Joaquin RTD Commuter*: Route 150
MAX*: BART Express
Tri-Delta Transit*: Delta Express;
County Connection**: Routes 35, 36, 97X
WHEELS: Tri-Valley Rapid; Routes 1A*, 1B*, 1^^, 3^^, 3V*, 8A**, 8B**, 8^^, 10, 12^^, 12V*, 20X*, 51^^, 53*, 54*, 604***, 70X*
* - Route operates weekday commute periods only
** - Route operates weekdays (except holidays) only
*** - Route operates school days only
^ - Ticketed passengers only
^^ - Route operates select day/s only
|Parking||2973 spaces- Monthly Reserved, Daily ($1), Midday (free after 3pm), Carpool ($1), Extended Weekend (free), Long Term/Airport ($5)|
|Bicycle facilities||24 lockers|
|Opened||May 10, 1997|
|Passengers (FY 2010)||7,561 exits/day 4.45%|
Dublin/Pleasanton (also and originally known as East Dublin/Pleasanton) is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station on the border of Dublin and Pleasanton. The station is fed by twenty local and regional bus lines from five different providers.
The station consists of an island platform located in the center median of Interstate 580. Parking lots for the station are located on both sides of the freeway. It is somewhat unique in that trains travel down a long, somewhat rural stretch of Interstate 580 between Castro Valley and Dublin to get to the station. It is also notable in having transit service to the city of Modesto, over 55 miles (89 km) away. Local bus service is provided by WHEELS. Connection to ACE's Pleasanton station is available through WHEELS route 54.
Service at the station began on May 10, 1997. It was originally intended to be called the East Dublin/Pleasanton station, and was at one time shown as so on maps, to differentiate it from the planned West Dublin/Pleasanton station. However, the West Dublin/Pleasanton station did not actually open until 2011, and the "East" designator is not commonly used; station signage and route maps use the shorter name.
The station features a "wave" design motif, most notably in the titanium canopy roof over the passenger platform, which has a silhouette of five curves intended to both echo the shape of the nearby hills in Dublin and "represent the sound waves generated by BART's electric propulsion."
Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach route 6 stops at this station on its route between Stockton and San Jose with six daily trips as does line 34 between Stockton and San Francisco with its two daily trips, both each way. Altamont Commuter Express (ACE), a diesel commuter rail service that runs between Stockton and San Jose runs though areas near the station in Pleasanton and is considering a direct connection from the Pleasanton ACE station.
The northern segment of the Iron Horse Regional Trail ends at the north side of the station. As of 2011[update], plans are underway to continue the trail through the station as part of a project to connect to where the trail resumes in Pleasanton.
See also 
- List of Bay Area Rapid Transit stations
- Hacienda Business Park, an adjacent transit-oriented business district.
- CCCTA - New Routes and Schedules for Spring 2009
- WHEELS - Route Schedules and Maps
- "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- Transportation authority proposes bus changes. Rebecca F. Johnson. Contra Costa Times. 15-04-2011. Retrieved 17-04-2011.
- Pleasanton OKs 350-unit apartment complex near BART-Stoneridge, by Jeb Bling, Pleasanton Weekly, September 19, 2008, access date 23, Sep. 2008
- "BART Chronology". BART. Retrieved 2011-03-26.
- Denise Howe (April 16, 2002). "Dublin/Pleasanton BART: Changing the Tri-Valley Commute in Just Five Years". Hacienda Network. Retrieved 2011-03-26.
- "Dublin/Pleasanton station plan". BART. Retrieved 2011-03-26.
- Amtrak Thruway Bus Route 6
- Amtrak Thruway Bus Route 34
- Purpose of the Request for Proposal, ACE website, access date July 22, 2008
- Media related to Dublin / Pleasanton BART station at Wikimedia Commons
- BART - Dublin/Pleasanton Station overview
- PleasantonCommons.com - Pleasanton Bart Station