Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line
The Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) line in the San Francisco Bay Area that runs from Richmond station to Millbrae station. It has 23 metro stations in Richmond, El Cerrito, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Daly City, Colma, South San Francisco, San Bruno, and Millbrae. It shares all of its tracks with other BART lines.
BART colors this line red on maps but does not refer to it by color. It is commonly called the Richmond–Millbrae line, or alternatively the Richmond line.
This line runs until 8pm on weekdays and until 7pm on Saturdays. At other times, Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae passengers can transfer between the Richmond–Fremont line and the Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line at MacArthur station for Daly City/Millbrae-bound trips and 19th Street Oakland station for Richmond-bound trips. The line terminates at Daly City station instead of Millbrae station on Saturdays, so the same transfers apply for Richmond–Millbrae passengers on Saturdays.
The Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line was the fourth of BART's five lines to open. A few trains a day began running between Richmond and Daly City in April 1976, and all-day service began on July 7, 1980 after BART reduced its mandated train headway through the Transbay Tube.
SFO/Millbrae extension service
When the SFO/Millbrae extension opened on June 22, 2003, the Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line continued to terminate at Daly City. BART extended this line to SFO and Millbrae during weekday peak hours 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 the Dublin/Pleasanton 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. BART has since again increased service south of Daly City, and this line now terminates at Millbrae on weekdays and Daly City on Saturdays.
|Date of change||Service south of Daly City|
|June 22, 2003||none|
|February 9, 2004||Daly City–SFO/Millbrae (weekday peak hours)
SFO station serviced on Millbrae-to-Richmond runs only
|September 13, 2004||Daly City–SFO/Millbrae (weekday peak hours)|
|September 12, 2005||none|
|January 1, 2008||Daly City–Millbrae (weekdays)|
|El Cerrito del Norte||1973|
|El Cerrito Plaza||1973|
|19th Street Oakland||1972|
|12th Street Oakland City Center||1972|
|Civic Center / UN Plaza||1973|
|16th Street Mission||1973|
|24th Street Mission||1973|
|South San Francisco[a]||2003|
a 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.
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