Fremont (BART station)

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Fremont
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A view of the Fremont BART station from the ground level
Location 2000 Bart Way
Fremont, CA 94536
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Connections AC Transit: Routes 99, 212*, 215*, 216*, 217, 232*, 239*, 242, 251, 332**, 333***, 345**, 350** (local); 801 (All Nighter); U* (Transbay)
VTA: Routes 120*, 140*, 180*, 181, 183*
* - Route operates weekdays only
** - Route operates weekends and holidays only
*** - Newark FlexBus, a service that operates from 7pm to midnight weeknights (except holidays)
Construction
Parking 2030 spaces- Monthly Reserved, Daily ($1), Midday (free after 3pm), Extended Weekend (free), Carpool and Long Term
Bicycle facilities 34 lockers
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened September 11, 1972
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2013) 8,167 exits/day[1]Increase 6%
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
Terminus Fremont–​Daly City
toward Daly City
Terminus
Fremont–​Daly City
Under construction
Terminus Richmond–​Fremont
toward Richmond
Terminus
Richmond–​Fremont
Under construction

Fremont is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station that serves Fremont, California. The elevated island platform is now the southern terminal station of BART's Fremont line, which is served by trains on the Fremont - Daly City Line, which runs daytimes Monday-Saturday, and the Richmond - Fremont Line, which runs during all BART service times. All trains terminate service and reverse direction at this station. In due time, the Fremont station will no longer be the southern terminal of this line when the Warm Springs station opens for revenue service. The Berryessa station will extend the line farther, precursors to the planned extension to San José and Santa Clara.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform
level
Northbound      Richmond–​Fremont toward Richmond (Union City)
     Fremont–​Daly City toward Daly City (Union City)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound      Richmond–​Fremont toward Richmond (Union City)
     Fremont–​Daly City toward Daly City (Union City)
     Richmond–​Fremont /      Fremont–​Daly City (under construction) toward Warm Springs(Terminus)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street Level Exits/Entrances

History[edit]

Service at this station began on September 11, 1972. On October 2, 1972 a car ran off the tracks at this station due to a component failure, an incident dubbed the "Fremont flyer."[2]

Transit connections[edit]

Fremont station is an important regional transit transfer point, as it is a hub for AC Transit and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) buses.

AC Transit operates the following route from the station:

VTA, on the other hand, provides several express and commuter buses that serve San Jose, Milpitas, and other attractions in the South Bay, and its services act as a connector along the only part of the ring around the Bay without rail connections (the closest such station, Fremont-Centerville Amtrak & Altamont Commuter Express station, is about two miles away; the nearest Capitol Corridor station is at Hayward, although one is proposed for Union City).

Nearby Attractions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits" (PDF). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  2. ^ BART History, BART.gov. 2010. Access date 08-12-2010.

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Coordinates: 37°33′27″N 121°58′36″W / 37.557489°N 121.97662°W / 37.557489; -121.97662