Ashby station (BART)

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Ashby
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Ashby BART 2701.JPG
Ashby Station, October 27, 2012
Location 3100 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Coordinates 37°51′11″N 122°16′12″W / 37.853068°N 122.269957°W / 37.853068; -122.269957Coordinates: 37°51′11″N 122°16′12″W / 37.853068°N 122.269957°W / 37.853068; -122.269957
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit, City of Berkeley
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections AC Transit: Routes 12, 80, 81, 800, F (local); 800 (All Nighter, on Adeline Street); F (Transbay, on Adeline Street)
Construction
Parking 715 spaces- Monthly Reserved, Daily ($1/day), Midday (free after 3pm), Extended Weekend (free), Long Term/Airport Permit ($5/day)[1]
Bicycle facilities racks, station, 24 shared lockers, 24 keyed reserved lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code ASHB
History
Opened January 29, 1973 (44 years ago)
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2016) 5,699 exits/day[2]Increase 1.84%
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Richmond
Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae
toward Millbrae (Daly City on Saturdays)
Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont
toward 

Ashby Station is a BART station, located beneath and parallel to Adeline Street, extending from Woolsey Street to Ashby Avenue in the southern part of Berkeley, California. It consists of an underground island platform. The station was originally planned to be elevated but the City of Berkeley paid the extra cost to have it built underground. Service at this station began on January 29, 1973.[3]

The station includes park-and-ride facilities with 715 automobile parking spaces in two separate parking lots, 24 motorcycle spaces, 36 bike lockers, and bike rack spaces. Access mode shares (2002) were: 40% pedestrian, 38% automobile (park and ride), 9% automobile (kiss and ride), 8% bicycle, and 6% connecting transit.[4]

Unique in the BART system, the City of Berkeley, rather than BART, controls the air rights on the parking lots. The west parking lot of the station hosts a popular flea market on weekends; a proposed residential development over the west lot has proven locally controversial. Between 2008 and 2010, a portion of the east parking lot was redeveloped as the Ed Roberts Campus.[5] The Ed Roberts Campus is a regional center housing disability-related organizations in one large integrated resource center with a scope for the entire Bay Area.[5] The east parking lot and station entrance were closed for construction on August 18, 2008.[5] The east parking lot reopened on April 19, 2010,[6] and the east entrance was open again before March 30, 2013.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exits/Entrances, parking lot levels (above ground)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
P
Platform
level
Northbound      Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae toward Richmond (Downtown Berkeley)
     Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Richmond (Downtown Berkeley)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound      Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae toward Daly City or Millbrae (MacArthur)
     Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Warm Springs (MacArthur)

Neighborhood[edit]

There is additional public transit in the free West Berkeley Shuttle that connects the flatlands with the BART station.[7] Alta Bates Hospital also provides a free shuttle between the station and its Berkeley campus, which is within walking distance.[8] That is next to the Pacific Center for Human Growth an LGBT community center.

Furthermore, attractions in the immediate vicinity include a Berkeley Bowl Grocery Store and The Berkeley Public Tool Lending Library. Restaurants and small businesses line the Shattuck Avenue corridor and a flea market is hosted on the south parking lot weekly. The Shotgun Players theater is across the street and La Peña Cultural Center is 2 blocks up the hill.

Relation with other stations and ridership figures[edit]

Below is data for average weekday entries and exits between the Ashby BART and other BART stations as of January 2017.[9] The transit time and one-way trip cost is based on BART's fares and schedules booklet, last updated in February 2016, and valid as of January 2017.[10] A few notes for interpretation:

  • Ashby BART primarily serves residents. Regular commuters (for work and study) therefore mainly depart from here in the morning and return in the evening. The exceptions are mostly people who work in downtown Berkeley but happen to find Ashby more convenient.
  • The following kinds of stations will have higher entry/exit counts: nearby stations, stations in downtowns (Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco), stations with transfers, end-of-line stations, and airport stations.
  • Some daily commuters don't enter and exit at the same station. For instance, commuters from Ashby who work in downtown San Francisco exit at an earlier station in the morning and enter at a station farther south when returning (e.g., exit at Embarcadero in the morning and enter at Montgomery in the evening). This is to get on a less crowded train.
Station Code End of line? Direction from Ashby Transit time in minutes One-way cost (USD) Average number of weekday trips with entry at Ashby and exit at this station Average number of weekday trips with entry at this station and exit at Ashby
Richmond RM Yes Northbound, along Richmond–Fremont line or Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 15 1.95 100 107
El Cerrito del Norte EN No Northbound, along Richmond–Fremont line or Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 11 1.95 155 130
El Cerrito Plaza EP No Northbound, along Richmond–Fremont line or Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 8 1.95 85 80
North Berkeley NB No Northbound, along Richmond–Fremont line or Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 4 1.95 78 68
Downtown Berkeley BK No Northbound, along Richmond–Fremont line or Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 2 1.95 399 377
Ashby AS No Same station 0 5.75 20 20
MacArthur MA No Southbound, along Richmond–Fremont line or Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 4 1.95 104 97
19th Street Oakland 19 No Southbound, along Richmond–Fremont line or Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 7 1.95 276 274
12th Street Oakland City Center 12 No Southbound, along Richmond–Fremont line or Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 9 1.95 250 260
Lake Merritt LM No Southbound, along Richmond–Fremont line 12 1.95 60 60
Fruitvale FV No Southbound, along Richmond–Fremont line 16 2.15 90 89
Oakland Coliseum Station CL No Southbound, along Richmond–Fremont line 19 2.45 64 60
San Leandro SL No Southbound, along Richmond–Fremont line 23 2.90 50 50
Bay Fair BF No Southbound, along Richmond–Fremont line 27 3.25 32 30
Hayward HY No Southbound, along Richmond–Fremont line 31 3.50 37 39
South Hayward SH No Southbound, along Richmond–Fremont line 35 3.80 22 20
Union City UC No Southbound, along Richmond–Fremont line 40 4.30 41 37
Fremont FM Yes Southbound, along Richmond–Fremont line 45 4.65 64 63
West Oakland OW No Southbound, along Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 13 1.95 28 31
Embarcadero EM No Southbound, along Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 20 3.85 954 725
Montgomery Street MT No Southbound, along Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 22 3.85 838 808
Powell Street PL No Southbound, along Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 23 3.85 407 512
Civic Center / UN Plaza CC No Southbound, along Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 25 3.85 506 564
16th Street Mission 16 No Southbound, along Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 27 4.05 214 232
24th Street Mission 24 Sometimes Southbound, along Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 29 4.10 121 127
Glen Park GP No Southbound, along Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 32 4.25 35 36
Balboa Park BP No Southbound, along Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 34 4.30 42 42
Daly City DC Sometimes Southbound, along Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 38 4.45 36 36
Colma CM No Southbound, along Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line 42 4.40 10 13
South San Francisco SS No Southbound, along Richmond–Millbrae line 45 4.60 9 8
San Bruno SB No Southbound, along Richmond–Millbrae line 48 4.85 13 14
Millbrae MB Yes Southbound, along Richmond–Millbrae line 54 5.15 47 45
San Francisco International Airport SO Yes Transfer at MacArthur or San Bruno to Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line 53 9.45 52 63
Rockridge RR No Transfer at MacArthur from southbound Richmond–Fremont line or Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line to northbound Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line 7 (+ non-timed transfer time at MacArthur) 1.95 17 18
Orinda OR No Transfer at MacArthur from southbound Richmond–Fremont line or Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line to northbound Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line 12 (+ non-timed transfer time at MacArthur) 2.35 9 7
Lafayette LF No Transfer at MacArthur from southbound Richmond–Fremont line or Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line to northbound Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line 17 (+ non-timed transfer time at MacArthur) 2.95 10 11
Walnut Creek WC No Transfer at MacArthur from southbound Richmond–Fremont line or Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line to northbound Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line 22 (+ non-timed transfer time at MacArthur) 3.45 27 27
Pleasant Hill / Contra Costa Centre PH Sometimes Transfer at MacArthur from southbound Richmond–Fremont line or Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line to northbound Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line 25 (+ non-timed transfer time at MacArthur) 3.60 24 24
Concord CN No Transfer at MacArthur from southbound Richmond–Fremont line or Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line to northbound Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line 30 (+ non-timed transfer time at MacArthur) 4.00 27 27
North Concord/Martinez NC Sometimes Transfer at MacArthur from southbound Richmond–Fremont line or Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line to northbound Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line 34 (+ non-timed transfer time at MacArthur) 4.20 11 11
Pittsburg / Bay Point WP Yes Transfer at MacArthur from southbound Richmond–Fremont line or Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line to northbound Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line 40 (+ non-timed transfer time at MacArthur) 4.75 32 37
Castro Valley CV No Transfer at Bay Fair from southbound Richmond–Fremont line to Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line 31 (+ non-timed transfer time at Bay Fair) 3.50 8 9
West Dublin / Pleasanton WD No Transfer at Bay Fair from southbound Richmond–Fremont line to Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line 42 (+ non-timed transfer time at Bay Fair) 4.45 11 10
Dublin / Pleasanton ED Yes Transfer at Bay Fair from southbound Richmond–Fremont line to Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line 44 (+ non-timed transfer time at Bay Fair) 4.65 19 17
Oakland International Airport OA Yes Transfer at Coliseum from southbound Richmond–Fremont line to the Oakland International Airport Line 27 (+ non-timed transfer time at Coliseum) 8.45 19 27
Total northbound (toward Richmond) 817 762
Total in Oakland along line to San Francisco (MacArthur, 19th, 12th, Oakland) 658 662
Total transbay 3284 3225
Total along Pittsburg/Bay Point line, northward from (and including) Rockridge 157 162
Total along Fremont line, southward from (and including) Lake Merritt 460 449
Total exclusive to Dublin/Pleasanton line, from (and including) Castro Valley 38 36
Grand total (includes all totals above + round trips and Oakland International Airport) 5452 5341

See also[edit]

Attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bart.gov/stations/ashb/index.aspx#parking
  2. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit (2005-06-30). "BART Chronology" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-13. 
  4. ^ BART Access Evaluation System, January 2002, cited in BART Bicycle Access and Parking Plan - Volume 1, August 2002, page A-6.
  5. ^ a b c Ashby Station east entrance and lot to close for 18 months, BART News, August 1, 2008, accessed August 18, 2008
  6. ^ Ashby Station east parking lot to reopen April 19th, BART News, April 6, 2010, accessed June 7, 2010
  7. ^ West Berkeley Shuttle
  8. ^ Alta Bates shuttle
  9. ^ "Ridership Reports". Retrieved February 23, 2017. 
  10. ^ "BART Fares and Schedules" (PDF). Bay Area Rapid Transit. February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 23, 2017.