List of Bay Area Rapid Transit stations

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BART Monday-Saturday system map (before 7pm)
BART evening/Sunday system map

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is a heavy rail rapid transit system in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is administered by the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District government agency in three California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco. BART is the fifth busiest rapid transit system in the United States, averaging between 390,000 to 420,000 weekday passengers in 2013.[1][2]

For most of the week BART trains run on five routes; four branch eastward from San Francisco while the Richmond–Fremont line stays in the East Bay. (Nights and weekends a route or two shifts slightly or quits running.) In September 1972 BART's first route opened: Fremont to MacArthur, extended to Richmond in January 1973. Concord to MacArthur started in May 1973 and Montgomery Street to Daly City began in November 1973. The original system was completed in September 1974 when trains first carried passengers through the underwater Transbay Tube. BART's three routes then were Concord–Daly City, Fremont-Daly City and Richmond–Fremont; Richmond to Daly City didn't get all-day direct trains until July 1980.

The Concord-Daly City line was extended to North Concord/Martinez in 1995 and to Colma and Pittsburg/Bay Point in 1996. BART's fifth route, the Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line, began when the branch to Dublin/Pleasanton opened in 1997. The San Mateo County line was extended south from Colma to San Francisco International Airport and Millbrae in 2003.[3] BART passengers can reach Oakland International Airport on BART's new automated guideway transit (AGT) system, the Coliseum–Oakland International Airport line.[4][5]

BART's rapid transit system has 44 stations: 16 on the surface, 13 elevated, and 15 underground (i.e. subway).[6] Nineteen stations are in Alameda County, eleven are in Contra Costa, and eight are in San Francisco. Six stations are in San Mateo County, though the county is not part of SF BART district. Fremont is the southernmost station and Pittsburg/Bay Point is the northernmost. As of 2013, Embarcadero has the highest ridership and North Concord/Martinez the lowest.[1] A 45th station, the Oakland International Airport station, is on BART's separate AGT Coliseum–Oakland International Airport line.

Stations[edit]

An empty entrance of a train station with many ticket machines located in a distance
Entrance of the North Concord/Martinez station
A near-empty station platform of an underground train station, with a man sitting on a bench
Downtown Berkeley station
A near-empty station platform of a train station, with a person about to enter a train
Glen Park station
A near-empty station platform of an underground train station, with an escalator in the background. A train is leaving the station
Richmond-bound train at Lake Merritt station
A near-empty station platform of a ground level train station. It situates next to a highway.
MacArthur station (Westbound State Route 24 in the background)
An at-grade train station situates behind two train tracks
Millbrae station
Am empty mezzanine of a train station with ticket machines and information kiosks in the background
Mezzanine of the Montgomery station
A white-colored train station situates behind an empty road. A flagpole is in the background.
Pittsburg/Bay Point station
An elevated train station situates behind an empty road. Sections of the station is fenced and two buses wait on the side of the road.
Pleasant Hill station
A train station with white roof situates behind an empty parking lot and road
East side of the South San Francisco station

The following table lists the 44 rapid transit stations, and the single AGT station, now in use.

Lines
^ Transfer stations within the BART system
Transfer to other system Transfer stations with other rail systems
^Transfer to other system Transfer stations within the BART system/with other rail systems
dagger Line termini
daggerTransfer to other system Transfer stations with other rail systems/Line termini
Station Line(s)[a] Location Opened[3] Ridership[b]
12th Street Oakland City Center                Oakland September 11, 1972 13,097
16th Street Mission                     San Francisco November 5, 1973 12,112
19th Street Oakland^                Oakland September 11, 1972 11,567
24th Street Mission                     San Francisco November 5, 1973 12,565
Ashby           Berkeley January 29, 1973 5,243
Balboa Park^Transfer to other system (BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg)                     San Francisco November 5, 1973 11,581
Bay Fair^                San Leandro September 11, 1972 5,797
Downtown Berkeley           Berkeley January 29, 1973 13,327
Castro Valley      Castro Valley May 10, 1997 2,766
Civic Center / UN Plaza Transfer to other system (BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg)                     San Francisco November 5, 1973 20,810
Coliseum Transfer to other system (Amtrak)                     Oakland September 11, 1972 7,819
Colma          [c] Colma February 24, 1996 4,366
Concord      Concord May 21, 1973 5,970
Daly Citydagger                     Daly City November 5, 1973 9,190
Dublin / Pleasantondagger      Dublin / Pleasanton May 10, 1997 7,042
El Cerrito del Norte           El Cerrito January 29, 1973 8,687
El Cerrito Plaza           El Cerrito January 29, 1973 4,728
Embarcadero Transfer to other system (BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg)                     San Francisco May 27, 1976 42,546
Fremontdagger           Fremont September 11, 1972 8,328
Fruitvale                Oakland September 11, 1972 8,286
Glen Park Transfer to other system (BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg)                     San Francisco November 5, 1973 7,436
Hayward           Hayward September 11, 1972 5,173
Lafayette      Lafayette May 21, 1973 3,745
Lake Merritt                Oakland September 11, 1972 6,720
MacArthur^                Oakland September 11, 1972 8,826
MillbraedaggerTransfer to other system (Caltrain)          [c][d] Millbrae June 22, 2003 6,138
Montgomery Street Transfer to other system (BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg)                     San Francisco November 5, 1973 40,864
North Berkeley           Berkeley January 29, 1973 4,673
North Concord / Martinez      Concord December 16, 1995 2,641
Oakland International Airport      Oakland November 22, 2014 n/a
Orinda      Orinda May 21, 1973 2,913
Pittsburg / Bay Pointdagger      Pittsburg December 7, 1996 5,750
Pleasant Hill / Contra Costa Centre      Walnut Creek May 21, 1973 6,620
Powell Street Transfer to other system (BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg)                     San Francisco November 5, 1973 28,322
RichmonddaggerTransfer to other system (Amtrak)           Richmond January 29, 1973 4,039
Rockridge      Oakland May 21, 1973 6,007
San Bruno^          [c] San Bruno June 22, 2003 3,642
San Francisco International Airportdagger      San Mateo County June 22, 2003 6,646
San Leandro                San Leandro September 11, 1972 5,789
South Hayward           Hayward September 11, 1972 3,104
South San Francisco          [c] South San Francisco June 22, 2003 3,283
Union City           Union City September 11, 1972 4,625
Walnut Creek      Walnut Creek May 21, 1973 6,602
West Dublin / Pleasanton      Dublin / Pleasanton February 19, 2011 3,411
West Oakland                     Oakland September 16, 1974 6,350

Notes
a For stations serviced by multiple lines, lines are listed in the order of opening. The Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae and Fremont–Daly City lines do not provide evening/Sunday service.
b Station ridership is measured in average weekday exits in Fiscal Year 2014.[7]
c The Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line services the Colma, South San Francisco, San Bruno, and Millbrae stations on weekdays only. The line terminates at Daly City station on Saturdays.[8]
d The Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line services Millbrae station after 8pm on weekdays and all day on weekends only. The line terminates at SFO station until 8pm on weekdays. During this period, passengers traveling between the SFO and Millbrae stations must transfer at San Bruno station.[8]

Stations planned or under construction[edit]

Station Project Location Planned opening
Warm Springs / South Fremont Warm Springs extension
         
Fremont 2015
Milpitas Transfer to other system (Santa Clara VTA) Silicon Valley extension
         
Milpitas 2016-2018
Berryessa Silicon Valley extension
         
San Jose 2016-2018
Antioch[d] eBART Antioch 2017
Pittsburg[a][d] eBART Pittsburg Undetermined
Doolittle[a][c] Coliseum–OAK Airport
    
Oakland Undetermined
Irvington[a] Warm Springs extension
         
Fremont Undetermined
Calaveras[a] Silicon Valley extension
         
Milpitas Undetermined
Alum Rock[b] Silicon Valley extension
         
San Jose Undetermined
Downtown San Jose[b] Transfer to other system (Santa Clara VTA) Silicon Valley extension
         
San Jose Undetermined
Diridon / Arena[b] Transfer to other system (Altamont Corridor Express Amtrak Caltrain Santa Clara VTA) Silicon Valley extension
         
San Jose Undetermined
Santa Clara[b] Transfer to other system (Altamont Corridor Express Amtrak Caltrain) Silicon Valley extension
         
Santa Clara Undetermined
Livermore Livermore extension Livermore Undetermined

Notes
a This station will be located along a BART extension that is currently either operational or under construction, but construction on this station is not scheduled to begin until funding for building it has been secured from its host city.
b This station's construction is not scheduled to begin until funding for the Silicon Valley extension's Phase II segment has been secured.
c The Coliseum–Oakland International Airport line features automated guideway transit tracks and cable-driven trains that are separate from and incompatible with the existing BART system. Its riders can transfer to the existing BART system at the Coliseum/Oakland Airport station and its stations will be integrated into BART's fare system.
d eBART will feature tracks and diesel multiple unit trains that are separate from and incompatible with the existing BART system. Its riders can transfer to the existing BART system at the Pittsburg/Bay Point station and its stations will be integrated into BART's fare system.

References[edit]

General reference
  • "Station List". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
Inline references
  1. ^ a b "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits" (xlsx). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) (via: http://www.bart.gov/about/reports). Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  2. ^ "APTA Ridership Report - Q2 2013 Report" (pdf). American Public Transportation Association (APTA) (via: http://www.apta.com/resources/statistics/Pages/RidershipArchives.aspx ). August 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Celebrating 40 Years of Service 1972 • 2012 Forty BART Achievements Over the Years" (pdf). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  4. ^ "BART to OAK service opens in time for Thanksgiving travel". Bay Area Rapid Transit. November 21, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 
  5. ^ "Airport Connections Guide". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-02. 
  6. ^ "System Facts". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  7. ^ "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits" (xlsx). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) (via: http://www.bart.gov/about/reports/ridership). 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-20. 
  8. ^ a b "Schedules By Line". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-30.