West Dublin / Pleasanton (BART station)

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West Dublin / Pleasanton
West Dublin-Pleasanton BART station February 2011.jpg
A view of the West Dublin/Pleasanton BART station from south side of Interstate 580
Station statistics
Address

6501 Golden Gate Drive, Dublin, CA 94568

Stoneridge Mall Road, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Coordinates 37°41′59″N 121°55′42″W / 37.699726°N 121.928273°W / 37.699726; -121.928273Coordinates: 37°41′59″N 121°55′42″W / 37.699726°N 121.928273°W / 37.699726; -121.928273
Line(s)
Connections WHEELS: Tri-Valley Rapid, 3, 3V, 53, 54
Tri-Delta Transit: Delta Express
Platforms 1 island
Other information
Opened February 19, 2011
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2013) 3,022 exits/day[1] Increase 27.3%
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
Terminus
Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City
toward Daly City

West Dublin/Pleasanton is a BART station on the Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line, located in the median of I-580, just west of I-680. This station was an infill station that began revenue service almost 14 years after the rest of this portion of the Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line, opening on Saturday, February 19, 2011 with a ceremony taking place the day before.[2][3]

Station layout[edit]

M Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, station agent to Exits/Entrances
P
Platform
level
Westbound      Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City toward Daly City (Castro Valley)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound      Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City toward Dublin / Pleasanton (Terminus)

History[edit]

Avg. Weekday Ridership
FY* Ridership
2011 652
2012 2,373 +263.9%
Source: Avg Weekday Exits by Station
Station construction on May 1, 2009

The station was originally planned to enter into service as part of the original extension to Dublin/Pleasanton, which entered service in 1997. As a result, the station's foundation, along with some communication and train control facilities, already existed on-site.

Construction on the station began on October 29, 2006, and was slated to be complete in 2009,[4] but possible faulty construction delayed its opening until 2011.[5]

Its cost was estimated at $106 million,[2] with funding coming from a unique public-private partnership and the proceeds of planned transit-oriented development (TOD) on adjacent BART-owned property.

This is BART's 44th station and is only the second infill station to be built in the system, the other being Embarcadero Station, which opened in 1976.[6]

Transit connections[edit]

Bus service is provided by WHEELS, including a line providing express service to the Pleasanton ACE station,[7] and Tri-Valley Rapid (a Bus rapid transit line),[8] using techniques such as signal prioritization and queue-jump lanes to provide faster bus service connecting Stoneridge Mall, Lawrence Livermore/Sandia Laboratories, and BART.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "BART riders celebrate grand opening of West Dublin/Pleasanton Station Saturday". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). February 18, 2011. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  3. ^ Cabanatuan, Michael (December 17, 2010). "BART to open West Dublin/Pleasanton Station". San Francisco Chronicle (Hearst Newspapers). Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  4. ^ Pal, Meera (May 9, 2007). "Pleasanton gets look at 'transit village'". Tri-Valley Herald (ANG Newspapers). Retrieved 2007-05-09. 
  5. ^ Louie, Eric (August 10, 2009). "Welding issues could delay new West Dublin/Pleasanton BART station". Contra Costa Times (ANG Newspapers). Retrieved 2009-08-23. 
  6. ^ "A History of BART - The Project is Rescued". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  7. ^ "New West Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station". Route Schedules and Maps. WHEELS (California). January 2011. [dead link]
  8. ^ Tri-Valley Rapid

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