North Berkeley (BART station)

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North Berkeley
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Station platform
Station statistics
Address 1750 Sacramento Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
Coordinates 37°52′26″N 122°16′57″W / 37.873915°N 122.282552°W / 37.873915; -122.282552Coordinates: 37°52′26″N 122°16′57″W / 37.873915°N 122.282552°W / 37.873915; -122.282552
Line(s)
Connections

AC Transit:
At station: Routes 604 and 688 (school days only)
On Sacramento Street: Route 52 (local)
At University Avenue and Sacramento Street: Routes 51B, 88 (local); 800 (All Nighter); FS, J (Transbay)

Eastshore Charter Lines:
Free Racetrack Shuttle[1]
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 822 spaces- Monthly Reserved, Daily ($1/day), Midday (free after 3pm), Extended Weekend (free), Long Term/Airport Permit ($5)[2]
Bicycle facilities 58 Lockers
Other information
Opened January 29, 1973
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2010) 3,817 exits/day[3] Decrease 5.03%
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Richmond
Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae
toward Millbrae (Daly City on Saturdays)
Richmond–Fremont
toward Fremont

North Berkeley is an underground Bay Area Rapid Transit station located on Sacramento Street in Berkeley, California. The station is bounded by Virginia, Sacramento, Delaware, and Acton Streets to the north, east, south, and west, respectively.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exits/Entrances
M Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, station agent to Exits/Entrances
P
Platform
level
Northbound      Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae toward Richmond (El Cerrito Plaza)
     Richmond–Fremont toward Richmond (El Cerrito Plaza)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound      Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae toward Daly City or Millbrae (Downtown Berkeley)
     Richmond–Fremont toward Fremont (Downtown Berkeley)

The main station entrance sits within a circular building at the center of a parking lot, while an elevator between the surface and the platform is located at the parking lot's Sacramento Street edge. (The elevator has a dedicated faregate; however, an Addfare machine, which is used to add funds to a Clipper card or printed BART ticket, is only available inside the main station entrance.)

History[edit]

The site was originally an open area across which the Key System constructed its Westbrae streetcar line, subsequently given the letter designation "G". The tracks ran diagonally across the property in virtually the same alignment as today's underground BART tracks. Homes began to be constructed along the periphery of the site, and after the G-Westbrae line was closed in 1941, filled in most of the rest of the it. All of these were demolished in the 1960s to make way for the construction of the North Berkeley Station.

Service at this station began on January 29, 1973.[4] This station is in BART District 3 and is represented by Bob Franklin.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eastshore Charter Lines Shuttle Schedule, Golden Gate Fields website, access date 24-02-2009
  2. ^ http://www.bart.gov/stations/nbrk/index.aspx
  3. ^ "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District Biography, BART.gov, retrieved January 23, 2008

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