Warm Springs / South Fremont (BART station)
|Warm Springs / South Fremont|
Assembling construction materials at Warm Springs / South Fremont Station, September 12, 2012
|Address||Warm Springs Blvd
|Platforms||1 Side and Island|
This station is the southern end of the BART Warm Springs BART extension, a project to add 5.4 miles (8.7 km) of new tracks from the existing Fremont BART station, including a subway under man-made Lake Elizabeth and Fremont Central Park. After the subway portion, the line will parallel the existing at-grade right-of-way belonging to Union Pacific. Major crossings of both Union Pacific and BART, such as Paseo Padre Parkway and Washington Boulevard, will be grade-separated in collaboration with the City of Fremont.
The project includes an option for a station in Irvington, between Fremont and Warm Springs / South Fremont stations, but this station is currently not funded.
Construction of the underground portions of the train line are expected to be completed in late 2012, with the station opening in late 2015.
In 2011 the city of Fremont approved $US 90,000 to hire a lobbyist to prevent Union Pacific from opening a new rail yard on property it bought adjacent to the station. If this happened it is believed that transit oriented development would not be feasible.
- "BART's next station named: Warm Springs/South Fremont". BART. 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
- "Warm Springs Extension Alignment". BART. 2009-12-30. Retrieved 2011-08-11.
- Construction to begin on subway section of Fremont BART extension, BART, 2009-08-24, retrieved 2009-08-26
- "Warm Springs Extension Project". BART. 2010-01-08. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
- Fremont hires lobbyist to help with development. Matthew Artz. Oakland Tribune. 11-06-2011. Retrieved 11-06-2011.
- BART Warm Springs Extension Project
- Warm Springs / South Fremont Station Conceptual Design
- Warm Springs / South Fremont Station location on google maps