Fremont station (BART)
A southbound train at Fremont station in October 2017
|Location||2000 Bart Way, Fremont, California|
|Owned by||Bay Area Rapid Transit|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections|| AC Transit: U, 99, 200, 212, 215, 216, 217, 232, 239, 251, 707, 801|
VTA: 120, 140
Marguerite: AE-F, EB
|Bicycle facilities||76 lockers|
|Opened||September 11, 1972|
|Passengers (2019)||6,146 (weekday average)|
Fremont is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station in central Fremont, California, United States. The station was the terminus of the Fremont-Richmond and Fremont-Daly City lines from September 11, 1972 until March 25, 2017, when Warm Springs/South Fremont station opened.
Service at the station began on September 11, 1972. During the first months of revenue service, the Automatic Train Control (ATC) system had safety problems with its design and operation. On October 2, 1972, an ATC failure caused a train to run off the end of the elevated track at the Fremont station and crash to the ground - an incident dubbed the "Fremont Flyer". Four people on-board were injured. The incident drew national and international attention, followed a month later by release of the "Post Report" on BART safety by the legislative analyst for the California State Senate. The “Fremont Flyer” train crash led to a comprehensive redesign of the automatic train control system, the firing of the general manager, and the replacement of the board of directors.
Fremont was the southern terminus of East Bay service from the system's opening in 1972 until March 25, 2017, when the line was extended to Warm Springs/South Fremont station.
The station was the northern terminus of Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus service from its opening until December 28, 2019. VTA discontinued service to Fremont station as part of a systemwide network modification, which was originally intended be simultaneous with the opening of the BART extension to Berryessa. However, the BART extension was delayed until 2020, leaving Warm Springs/South Fremont as the only connecting point between the two systems.
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After the state legislature held a month-long series of hearings on the financial mismanagement at Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Alan Post recommended the firing of BART’s general manager.
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November 5, 1974, Nine-member Board of Directors elected to replace 12-member appointed board.
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- "Transit Stops: Fremont Station" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Commission. January 23, 2019.
- Childress, Brandi (November 20, 2019). "Ready for Launch! VTA's All New Service December 28, 2019" (Press release). Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.
- Hendler Ross, Stacey (March 22, 2017). "BART Warm Springs Opening for Service March 25" (Press release). Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.
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