Union City (BART station)
Platform as seen in Spring 2000. Note lack of jail bars on platform back then, versus today.
|Address||Ten Union Square
Union City, CA 94587
|Connections||AC Transit: Routes 97, 99, 216*, 232, 264*, 275, 332**, 333***, 345** (local); 801 (All Nighter)
Dumbarton Express*: Routes DB, DB1
Union City Transit: Routes 1A, 1B, 2, 3†, 4†
* - Route operates weekdays only
** - Route operates weekends and holidays only
*** - Newark FlexBus, a service that operates from 7pm to midnight weeknights (except holidays)
† - Route operates weekdays and Saturdays only
|Parking||1197 spaces- Monthly Reserved, Daily ($1/day), Extended Weekend (free), Midday (free after 3pm) and Long Term|
|Bicycle facilities||20 BikeLink Lockers|
|Opened||September 11, 1972|
|Owned by||Bay Area Rapid Transit|
|Passengers (FY 2010)||3,787 exits/day 1.41%|
Union City is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station located in downtown Union City near the Decoto district . Service at this station began on September 11, 1972. The station sits near Decoto Road east of Alvarado-Niles Road, directly behind James Logan High School's campus. The temporary parking spaces were constructed between 2006, and opened in the Summer of 2007.
Union City intermodal rail station 
Currently, no connection to other regional trains exists at Union City BART station. In February 2008, Union City's Economic Development Department and BART have proposed that this station become a regional rail intermodal station. The intermodal station would serve BART trains, Capitol Corridor intercity trains, and Caltrain commuter rail service to the Peninsula via a new rail bridge located near the Dumbarton Bridge. For now, the Dumbarton Express bus service provides such service to the Peninsula, operating between Union City and Palo Alto.
In May 2011, developers, Union City and BART officials broke ground on the first residential housing project inside the city/transit agency-specified redevelopment district. By October, the Avalon Apartment building has been completed and rented out, bus-only lanes in front of the station are complete, the station now has a beautiful tree-lined main promenade and many condominium housing units have been completed on the east side of the BART tracks and sold. The BART station building facade has enjoyed a completely renovated and overhauled facelift which lends it an airy feeling similar to SFO station.
In May 2012, a new Central Accessway in front of station opened to bus and vehicular traffic, and a new passenger drop-off and taxi stand on the North Busway became operational. The East Plaza, currently under construction, will house either a public library or a fine arts facility.
Phase 2 of the station's Intermodal Station District will add an eastern entrance and a pedestrian walkway to allow direct access to BART for residents in the new housing developments along 11th Street. This new construction will break ground in late 2012 and will take about 18 months to complete. The new entrance will include a new Station agent booth, two new elevator platforms, and new fare gates and fare collection machines.
Nearby Attractions 
- Union City city hall
- James Logan High School
- Union Square Marketplace
See also 
- List of Bay Area Rapid Transit stations
- City of Union City Intermodal Station District Building on years of planning, this 2007-2013 plan proposes higher quality of life development for the Union City BART station and surrounding blocks. The plan includes phased development of shared public space (park and community plaza), high-rise residential space and office space. This is "Transit-Oriented Development" or TOD, common in Europe and Japan, and coming soon to more US cities. If you live around here or pass by on the train, you can see some development already on both sides of the tracks.
- "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- "BART Chronology" (PDF). Bay Area Rapid Transit. 2005. Retrieved 2008-06-07.
- "Intermodal Station District". City of Union City, California. Retrieved 2008-06-07.
- "BART builds solar-powered rail station". Trains Magazine 68 (2): p 23. February 2008. ISSN 0041-0934.
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