Dublin/Pleasanton station

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Dublin / Pleasanton
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Dublin-Pleasanton BART station March 2011.jpg
The Dublin / Pleasanton BART station canopy roof, as seen from Owens Drive in Pleasanton
Location 5801 Owens Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588
DeMarcus Blvd
Dublin, CA
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Connections Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach: Route 6^, 34
San Joaquin RTD Commuter*: Route 150
MAX*: BART Express
County Connection**: Routes 35, 36, 97X[1]
WHEELS: Tri-Valley Rapid; Routes 1A*, 1B*, 1^^, 3^^, 3V*, 8A**, 8B**, 8^^, 10, 12^^, 12V*, 20X*, 51^^, 53*, 54*, 604***, 70X*[2]
* - Route operates weekday commute periods only
** - Route operates weekdays (except holidays) only
*** - Route operates school days only
^ - Ticketed passengers only
^^ - Route operates select day/s only
Construction
Parking 2,612 spaces- Monthly Reserved, Daily ($3), Midday (free after 3pm), Carpool ($1), Extended Weekend (free), Long Term/Airport ($5) [3]
Bicycle facilities 24 lockers
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened May 10, 1997 (1997-05-10) (19 years ago)
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2016) 7,940 exits/day[4]Increase 5.94%
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
Terminus Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City
toward Daly City

Dublin/Pleasanton (also and originally known as East Dublin/Pleasanton[5][6]) is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station on the border of Dublin and Pleasanton. The station is fed by twenty local and regional bus lines from five different providers.

The station consists of an island platform located in the center median of Interstate 580. Parking lots for the station are located on both sides of the freeway. It is somewhat unusual in that trains travel down a long, somewhat rural stretch of Interstate 580 between Castro Valley and Dublin to get to the station. It is also notable in having transit service to the city of Modesto, over 55 miles (89 km) away. Local bus service is provided by WHEELS. Connection to ACE's Pleasanton station is available through WHEELS route 54.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform
level
Westbound      Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City toward Daly City (West Dublin / Pleasanton)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound      Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City termination track →
G Street Level Exits/Entrances
Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent

History[edit]

Service at the station began on May 10, 1997.[7] It was originally intended to be called the East Dublin/Pleasanton station, and was at one time shown as such on maps, to differentiate it from the planned West Dublin/Pleasanton station. However, the West Dublin/Pleasanton station did not actually open until 2011, and the "East" designator is not commonly used; station signage and route maps use the shorter name.

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."[8]

An adjacent transit-oriented development on the Dublin side of the station finished initial construction in 2006, with additional expansion projects proceeding afterward.[9] The development includes housing, retail, and a BART parking garage.[9]

Tri-Delta transit previously offered connections to Antioch from this station; however, the 'Delta Express' route was discontinued on February 24, 2012.

Connections[edit]

Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach route 6 stops at this station on its route between Stockton and San Jose with six daily trips as does line 34 between Stockton and San Francisco with its two daily trips, both each way.[10][11]

Altamont Corridor Express (ACE), a diesel commuter rail service that runs between Stockton and San Jose, has a station in Pleasanton with bus service to both Pleasanton BART stations. There have been proposals for a direct connection between ACE and BART by extending BART from Pleasanton to nearby Livermore.[12]

The Iron Horse Regional Trail connects to both the north and south sides of the station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CCCTA - New Routes and Schedules for Spring 2009 Archived April 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ WHEELS - Route Schedules and Maps
  3. ^ "Dublin/Pleasanton Access Plan" (PDF). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Transportation authority proposes bus changes. Rebecca F. Johnson. Contra Costa Times. 15-04-2011. Retrieved 17-04-2011.
  6. ^ Pleasanton OKs 350-unit apartment complex near BART-Stoneridge, by Jeb Bling, Pleasanton Weekly, September 19, 2008, access date 23, Sep. 2008
  7. ^ "BART Chronology" (PDF). BART. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 
  8. ^ Denise Howe (April 16, 2002). "Dublin/Pleasanton BART: Changing the Tri-Valley Commute in Just Five Years". Hacienda Network. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 
  9. ^ a b "Dublin/Pleasanton station plan" (PDF). BART. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 
  10. ^ Amtrak Thruway Bus Route 6
  11. ^ Amtrak Thruway Bus Route 34
  12. ^ Dennis Wyatt (2016-10-29). "Manteca may back ACE to BART connection". Retrieved 2016-11-16. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°42′06″N 121°53′57″W / 37.701663°N 121.899232°W / 37.701663; -121.899232