North Berkeley station

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North Berkeley
Bay Area Rapid Transit
East side of North Berkeley station, March 2018.JPG
The circular headhouse of North Berkeley station
Location1750 Sacramento Street
Berkeley, California
Coordinates37°52′26″N 122°16′57″W / 37.873915°N 122.282552°W / 37.873915; -122.282552Coordinates: 37°52′26″N 122°16′57″W / 37.873915°N 122.282552°W / 37.873915; -122.282552
Owned byBay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s)BART R-Line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport AC Transit: FS, J, 51, 52, 88, 604, 688, 800
Bus transport Golden Gate Fields Shuttle
Construction
Parking822 spaces
Bicycle facilities58 Lockers
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJanuary 29, 1973
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2016)4,865 exits/day[1]
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Millbrae (Daly City on Saturdays)
Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae
toward Richmond
Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont

North Berkeley is an underground Bay Area Rapid Transit station located on Sacramento Street in the North Berkeley region of Berkeley, California. The station is bounded by Virginia, Sacramento, Delaware, and Acton streets in a residential area north of University Avenue.

History[edit]

The site was originally an open area across which the Key System constructed its Westbrae streetcar line, subsequently given the letter designation "G". The tracks ran diagonally across the property in virtually the same alignment as today's underground BART tracks. Homes began to be constructed along the periphery of the site, and after the G-Westbrae line was closed in 1941, filled in most of the rest of it. All of these were demolished in the 1960s to make way for construction of the North Berkeley Station.

Service at this station began on January 29, 1973.[2]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exits/Entrances
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
P
Platform
level
Northbound      Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae toward Richmond (El Cerrito Plaza)
     Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Richmond (El Cerrito Plaza)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound      Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae toward Daly City or Millbrae (Downtown Berkeley)
     Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Warm Springs (Downtown Berkeley)

The main station entrance sits within a circular building at the center of a parking lot, while an elevator between the surface and the platform is located at the parking lot's Sacramento Street edge.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  2. ^ "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.

External links[edit]

Media related to North Berkeley station at Wikimedia Commons