Dublin / Pleasanton (BART station)

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Dublin / Pleasanton
Dublin-Pleasanton BART station March 2011.jpg
The Dublin / Pleasanton BART station canopy roof, taken from Owens Drive in Pleasanton
Station statistics
Address 5801 Owens Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588
DeMarcus Blvd
Dublin, CA
Line(s)
Connections Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach: Route 6^, 34
San Joaquin RTD Commuter*: Route 150
MAX*: BART Express
County Connection**: Routes 35, 36, 97X[1]
WHEELS: Tri-Valley Rapid; Routes 1A*, 1B*, 1^^, 3^^, 3V*, 8A**, 8B**, 8^^, 10, 12^^, 12V*, 20X*, 51^^, 53*, 54*, 604***, 70X*[2]
* - 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
Platforms Island
Parking 2973 spaces- Monthly Reserved, Daily ($1), Midday (free after 3pm), Carpool ($1), Extended Weekend (free), Long Term/Airport ($5)
Bicycle facilities 24 lockers
Other information
Opened May 10, 1997
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2013) 6,972 exits/day[3] Increase 1.5%
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
Terminus Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City
toward Daly City

Dublin/Pleasanton (also and originally known as East Dublin/Pleasanton[4][5]) 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.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform
level
Westbound      Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City toward Daly City (West Dublin / Pleasanton)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound      Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City toward Dublin / Pleasanton (last stop)
G Street Level Exits/Entrances
Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, station agent to Exits/Entrances

History[edit]

Service at the station began on May 10, 1997.[6] It was originally intended to be called the East Dublin/Pleasanton station, and was at one time shown as such 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."[7]

An adjacent transit-oriented development on the Dublin side of the station finished construction in 2006.[8] The development includes housing, retail, and a new BART parking garage.[8]

Tri-Delta transit previously offered connections to Antioch from this station, however the 'Delta Express' route was discontinued on February 24th, 2012.

Connections[edit]

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.[9][10] 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.[11]

The northern segment of the Iron Horse Regional Trail ends at the north side of the station. As of 2013, work is underway to continue the trail through the station as part of a project to connect to where the trail resumes in Pleasanton.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CCCTA - New Routes and Schedules for Spring 2009
  2. ^ WHEELS - Route Schedules and Maps
  3. ^ "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Transportation authority proposes bus changes. Rebecca F. Johnson. Contra Costa Times. 15-04-2011. Retrieved 17-04-2011.
  5. ^ Pleasanton OKs 350-unit apartment complex near BART-Stoneridge, by Jeb Bling, Pleasanton Weekly, September 19, 2008, access date 23, Sep. 2008
  6. ^ "BART Chronology". BART. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 
  7. ^ Denise Howe (April 16, 2002). "Dublin/Pleasanton BART: Changing the Tri-Valley Commute in Just Five Years". Hacienda Network. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 
  8. ^ a b "Dublin/Pleasanton station plan". BART. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 
  9. ^ Amtrak Thruway Bus Route 6
  10. ^ Amtrak Thruway Bus Route 34
  11. ^ Purpose of the Request for Proposal, ACE website, access date July 22, 2008

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°42′06″N 121°53′57″W / 37.701663°N 121.899232°W / 37.701663; -121.899232