Dublin/Pleasanton station

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Dublin / Pleasanton
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Dublin Pleasanton station from garage, May 2018.JPG
Dublin/Pleasanton station viewed from the parking garage in 2018
Location5801 Owens Drive
Pleasanton, California
Coordinates37°42′06″N 121°53′57″W / 37.701663°N 121.899232°W / 37.701663; -121.899232Coordinates: 37°42′06″N 121°53′57″W / 37.701663°N 121.899232°W / 37.701663; -121.899232
Line(s)BART L-Line
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus transport Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach
Bus transport County Connection: 35, 36, 97X
Bus transport MAX: MAX to BART
Bus transport RTD: 150
Bus transport StaRT: StaRT Commuter
Bus transport WHEELS: 1, 2, 3, 8, 10R, 14, 20X, 30R, 54, 70X, 580X
Parking2,927 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilities24 lockers
Disabled accessYes
OpenedMay 10, 1997 (1997-05-10)
Passengers (FY 2016)7,940 exits/day[2]
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Daly City
Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly CityTerminus

Dublin/Pleasanton is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station on the border of Dublin and Pleasanton. The eastern end of the Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line, it is a major bus terminal served by six providers.

The station consists of an island platform located in the center median of the elevated Interstate 580. A fare lobby is located under the platform; a pedestrian and vehicle underpass connects the station to bus bays, parking lots, a parking garage, and surrounding development. The Iron Horse Regional Trail connects to both the north and south sides of the station. The station features a "wave" design motif, most notably in the titanium canopy roof over the passenger platform, which has a silhouette of five curves intended to both echo the shape of the nearby hills in Dublin and "represent the sound waves generated by BART's electric propulsion."[3]


The 2008-opened parking garage

Service at the station began on May 10, 1997. Original plans in the late 1980s called for a station in West Dublin, with an East Dublin station near the Hacienda Business Park to be added later; however, by the early 1990s the order was reversed.[4] The station was known as East Dublin/Pleasanton during planning to differentiate it from the planned West Dublin/Pleasanton station. However, it has been known simply as Dublin/Pleasanton since opening.

An adjacent transit-oriented development on the Dublin side of the station finished initial construction in 2006.[5] The development included a 1,513-space BART parking garage, which opened on May 23, 2008.[4] A second 665-space garage, promised by BART in 2002, proved more controversial. A $37.1 million design was brought forward in February 2017; local officials were in favor of the garage - noting that existing parking is full by 7:45am on weekdays - but the BART Board rejected it because of cost concerns and a 2016 BART policy to prioritize non-auto access to stations. The Board instead approved a $17.2 million "hybrid" model that included restriping existing parking, improving bus service and Iron Horse Regional Trail connections, and installation of an automated parking system.[6] In May 2018, local officials announced plans for a $30 million garage entirely on city-owned land and not subject to BART approval. The project will use $20 million in state funds awarded to the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority plus $10 million in local funds.[1]

Bus connections[edit]

WHEELS buses at the station in 2018

As the terminus of a BART line, Dublin/Pleasanton station serves as a local and intercity bus hub. A 10-bay bus plaza is located on the north side of the station; several more bus bays are located on the south side of the station. Two local bus providers use these bays for a number of routes that run in the Tri-Valley:[7][8]

Because I-580 is the primary highway from the Bay Area to the Central Valley, the station is the western terminus for several lengthy commuter-based routes from Central Valley cities.[8] Those three routes, plus several daily Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach trips connecting with the San Joaquin, stop next to the parking garage north of the station.[7]

Tri-Delta Transit ran a Delta Express route from Antioch to West Dublin/Pleasanton station via Brentwood and Dublin/Pleasanton station from August 18, 2003 to February 24, 2012.[9][10]


  1. ^ a b Ruggiero, Angela (May 3, 2018). "New BART parking garage approved for Dublin/Pleasanton station, without BART approval". East Bay Times. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  3. ^ Howe, Denise (April 16, 2002). "Dublin/Pleasanton BART: Changing the Tri-Valley Commute in Just Five Years". Hacienda Network. Vol. 10 no. 4. Archived from the original on March 16, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "BART Chronology January 1947 – March 2009" (PDF). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "Dublin/Pleasanton station plan" (PDF). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 14, 2011.
  6. ^ Baldassari, Erin (August 15, 2017). "BART: $20 million for expanded parking at Dublin station hinges on Assemblywoman Catharine Baker". East Bay Times.
  7. ^ a b "Transit Stops: Dublin/Pleasanton Station" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Commission. August 8, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Schedules & Fares: Dublin/Pleasanton Station" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Commission. December 21, 2017.
  9. ^ "Tri-Delta Transit Begins Express Bus". Hacienda Business Park Owners Association. August 5, 2003.
  10. ^ "New Schedule". Tri-Delta Transit. February 26, 2012. Archived from the original on February 9, 2012.

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