Ashby station (BART)
Ashby Station, October 27, 2012
|Location||3100 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
|Owned by||Bay Area Rapid Transit, City of Berkeley|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections||AC Transit: Routes 12, 80, 81, 800, F (local); 800 (All Nighter, on Adeline Street); F (Transbay, on Adeline Street)|
|Parking||715 spaces- Monthly Reserved, Daily ($1/day), Midday (free after 3pm), Extended Weekend (free), Long Term/Airport Permit ($5/day)|
|Bicycle facilities||racks, station, 24 shared lockers, 24 keyed reserved lockers|
|Opened||January 29, 1973 (44 years ago)|
|Passengers (FY 2016)||5,699 exits/day 1.84%|
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.
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.
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. 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. The east parking lot and station entrance were closed for construction on August 18, 2008. The east parking lot reopened on April 19, 2010, and the east entrance was open again before March 30, 2013.
|G||Street Level||Exits/Entrances, parking lot levels (above ground)|
|M||Mezzanine||One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent|
|Northbound||← Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae toward Richmond (Downtown Berkeley)
← Richmond–Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Richmond (Downtown Berkeley)
|Southbound||→ Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae toward Daly City or Millbrae (MacArthur) →
→ Richmond–Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Warm Springs (MacArthur) →
There is additional public transit in the free West Berkeley Shuttle that connects the flatlands with the BART station. Alta Bates Hospital also provides a free shuttle between the station and its Berkeley campus, which is within walking distance. 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
Below is data for average weekday entries and exits between the Ashby BART and other BART stations as of January 2017. 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. 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|
|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||22 (+ non-timed transfer time at MacArthur)||3.45||27||27|
|Pleasant Hill / Contra Costa Centre||PH||Sometimes||25 (+ non-timed transfer time at MacArthur)||3.60||24||24|
|Concord||CN||No||30 (+ non-timed transfer time at MacArthur)||4.00||27||27|
|North Concord/Martinez||NC||Sometimes||34 (+ non-timed transfer time at MacArthur)||4.20||11||11|
|Pittsburg / Bay Point||WP||Yes||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 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|
- Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017.
- Bay Area Rapid Transit (2005-06-30). "BART Chronology" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-13.
- BART Access Evaluation System, January 2002, cited in BART Bicycle Access and Parking Plan - Volume 1, August 2002, page A-6.
- Ashby Station east entrance and lot to close for 18 months, BART News, August 1, 2008, accessed August 18, 2008
- Ashby Station east parking lot to reopen April 19th, BART News, April 6, 2010, accessed June 7, 2010
- West Berkeley Shuttle
- Alta Bates shuttle
- "Ridership Reports". Retrieved February 23, 2017.
- "BART Fares and Schedules" (PDF). Bay Area Rapid Transit. February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 23, 2017.