Warm Springs / South Fremont (BART station)

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Warm Springs / South Fremont
Warm Springs BART Station 30-Jan-2014.jpg
Station under construction, photographed from its southwest corner, January 30, 2014
Station statistics
Address Warm Springs Blvd
Fremont, CA
Coordinates 37°30′11″N 121°56′24″W / 37.503°N 121.940°W / 37.503; -121.940Coordinates: 37°30′11″N 121°56′24″W / 37.503°N 121.940°W / 37.503; -121.940
Connections Under construction
Platforms 1 Side and Island
Other information
Opened 2015*
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
  Future service  
Terminus Fremont–Daly City
toward Daly City
Richmond–Fremont
toward Richmond
Route map
Warm Springs extension route

Warm Springs / South Fremont[1] (originally simply Warm Springs) will be an at-grade BART station in Fremont. Construction on the station began in fall 2010; it is scheduled to open in late 2015.[2]

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 not funded as of 2014.

Construction of the underground portions of the train line was completed in late 2012.

The station will have an at-grade island platform with an overhead concourse, transit connections to AC Transit and VTA, 2000 parking spots, taxi stands, and drop-off zones.[3][4]

BART began construction on an extension to San José from the Warm Springs / South Fremont station in summer 2012, with Milpitas and Berryessa stations planned to open in 2018.

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.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "BART's next station named: Warm Springs/South Fremont". BART. May 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Warm Springs Extension Alignment". BART. August 11, 2011. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
  3. ^ "Construction to begin on subway section of Fremont BART extension". BART. August 24, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  4. ^ "Warm Springs Extension Project". BART. January 8, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  5. ^ Matthew Artz (June 11, 2011). "Fremont hires lobbyist to help with development". Oakland Tribune. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 

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