Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line

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Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line
PBBP Station Front.jpg
Pittsburg/Bay Point station, the eastern terminus
of the Pittsburg/Bay Point line.
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Bay Area Rapid Transit
Locale California Delta
East Bay
San Francisco Peninsula
Counties: Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, and San Mateo
Cities: Pittsburg, Bay Point, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Oakland, San Francisco, Daly City, Colma, South San Francisco, San Bruno, and Millbrae
Termini Pittsburg/Bay Point
San Francisco International Airport
(weekdays before 8pm)
Millbrae
(weekdays after 8pm, weekends)
Stations 26
Operation
Opened May 21, 1973; 44 years ago (1973-05-21)
Operator(s) San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Technical
Line length 55.2 miles (88.8 km) (SFO/Millbrae)
Track gauge 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm)
(Indian gauge)
Electrification Third rail, 1000 V DC
Operating speed 36.0 mph (57.9 km/h) (SFO/Millbrae)
Highest elevation at grade, elevated, underground, underwater (Transbay Tube)
Route map
Pittsburg / Bay Point – SFO / Millbrae
eBART 2018
Pittsburg/Bay Point Parking
Diablo Range
SR 4
North Concord / Martinez Parking
Concord Parking
 
Concord
Train Yard
 
Iron Horse Regional Trail
Pleasant Hill /
Contra Costa Centre
Parking
Contra Costa Canal
Walnut Creek Parking
I-680
SR 24
Lafayette Parking
Orinda Parking
Contra Costa County
Alameda County
Berkeley Hills
Tunnel
SR 24
Rockridge Parking
Richmond–Warm Springs/South Fremont
Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae
MacArthur Parking
southbound
transfer
I-580
I-980 / SR 24
19th Street Oakland
northbound
transfer
12th Street Oakland City Center
 Richmond–Warm Springs/South Fremont 
Warm Springs/South Fremont–Daly City
Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City
I-880
West Oakland Parking
Amtrak
Alameda County
San Francisco County
Transbay
Tube
I-80 (
San Francisco–Oakland
Bay Bridge
)
Embarcadero BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg BSicon CCAR.svg San Francisco Ferry Building
Montgomery Street BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg
Union Square/
Market Street
(MUNI)
2018
Powell Street BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg BSicon CCAR.svg
Civic Center / UN Plaza BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg
16th Street Mission
24th Street Mission
Glen Park BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Parking
San Jose
& Bosworth
I-280
Balboa Park BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg transfer
San Jose and Geneva (MUNI)
San Francisco County
San Mateo County
Daly City Parking
Saturday
terminus
Colma Parking
Colma Maintenance Yard
SR 82 (El Camino Real)
South San Francisco Parking
Centennial Way Trail
San Bruno Parking transfer
 Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae 
US 101
S.F. Int'l Airport Monorail San Francisco International Airport
Millbrae Caltrain Parking
evenings/
weekends

The Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) line in the San Francisco Bay Area that runs from Pittsburg/Bay Point station to the SFO and Millbrae stations. It serves 26 stations in Pittsburg, Bay Point, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Oakland, San Francisco, Daly City, Colma, South San Francisco, San Bruno, and Millbrae. This line ends at Millbrae station after 9pm on weekdays and all day on weekends when the Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line terminates at Daly City or is not running. At other times, SFO–Millbrae passengers can transfer between the Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line and this line at San Bruno station.

BART colors this line yellow on maps but does not refer to it by color. It is commonly called the Pittsburg/Bay Point line, or alternatively the Concord line for its original terminus.

This line has BART's longest average train length with many ten-car trains on weekdays and eight/nine-car trains on evenings and weekends. It is BART's only line with short turn trains that augment the regular 15-minute-interval full-distance trains. Each weekday during peak hours, 14 short turn trains per direction terminate at Daly City, 24th St., or Montgomery to the west and Pleasant Hill or beyond to the east.


History[edit]

The Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line was the second of BART's five lines to open. Service from Concord to MacArthur began on May 21, 1973. The line was extended to Daly City when the Transbay Tube opened on September 16, 1974. The North Concord/Martinez, Colma, and Pittsburg/Bay Point stations were added in 1995-1996.[1]

In March 2016, mysterious electrical surges caused several cars to be taken out of service on the tracks north of North Concord/Martinez station. On March 16, 2016, BART halted service to Pittsburg/Bay Point station and established a bus bridge between North Concord and Pittsburg/Bay Point.[2] Limited service to Pittsburg/Bay Point resumed on March 21[3] and full service resumed on April 2.[4]

SFO/Millbrae extension service[edit]

When the SFO/Millbrae extension opened on June 22, 2003, BART extended the Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line to Millbrae but bypassed SFO. BART rerouted this line to SFO in place of the Dublin/Pleasanton line on February 9, 2004, with service extended to Millbrae outside of weekday peak hours. San Mateo County is not a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, so SamTrans funded the county's BART service. When the extension's lower-than-expected ridership caused SamTrans to accrue deficits, BART agreed to SamTrans' request to operate only the Dublin/Pleasanton line south of Daly City effective September 12, 2005.

SamTrans and BART reached an agreement in February 2007 in which SamTrans would transfer control and financial responsibility of the SFO/Millbrae extension to BART. In return, BART would receive additional fixed funding from SamTrans and other sources.[5] BART has since again increased service south of Daly City, and this line now terminates at SFO on weekdays, with service extended to Millbrae on evenings and weekends.

Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO line's south-of-Daly City service
Date of change Service south of Daly City
June 22, 2003 Daly City–Millbrae[6]
February 9, 2004 Daly City–SFO (weekday peak hours)
Daly City–SFO/Millbrae (all other times)[7]
September 12, 2005 none[8]
January 1, 2008 Daly City–SFO[9]
September 14, 2009 Daly City–SFO (weekdays)
Daly City–SFO/Millbrae (evenings/weekends)[10]

Expansion plans[edit]

As part of BART's East Contra Costa extension project, a new standard gauge stub line, dubbed eBART, will extend service to Antioch station in 2018. A new cross-platform interchange just east of the Pittsburg/Bay Point station will allow transfer between the Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line and the eBART line. eBART will run a fleet of Diesel Multiple Unit trains. Current proposals call for eBART to be eventually extended to Brentwood and Byron. This line may be converted to full third rail BART service at a later date.

Stations[edit]

Station Jurisdiction County Opened Other BART
lines
Pittsburg / Bay Point Pittsburg / Bay Point Contra Costa December 7, 1996 eBART (2018)
North Concord / Martinez Concord December 16, 1995
Concord May 21, 1973
Pleasant Hill / Contra Costa Centre Contra Costa Centre
Walnut Creek Walnut Creek
Lafayette Lafayette
Orinda Orinda
Rockridge Oakland Alameda
MacArthur September 11, 1972          
19th Street Oakland
12th Street Oakland City Center
West Oakland September 16, 1974               
Embarcadero San Francisco May 27, 1976
Montgomery Street November 5, 1973
Powell Street
Civic Center / UN Plaza
16th Street Mission
24th Street Mission
Glen Park
Balboa Park
Daly City Daly City San Mateo
Colma Colma February 24, 1996     
South San Francisco South San Francisco June 22, 2003
San Bruno San Bruno
San Francisco International Airport SFO
Millbrae[a] Millbrae     

Notes
a The Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line services Millbrae station after 8pm on weekdays and all day on weekends only. The line terminates at SFO station until 8pm on weekdays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Celebrating 40 Years of Service 1972 • 2012 Forty BART Achievements Over the Years" (PDF). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  2. ^ Gafni, Matthias (29 March 2016). "BART nearing full restoration of service". Contra Costa Times. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Steve Rubenstein, "BART restores limited commute service to Pittsburg/Bay Point Station." SFGate, March 21 2016. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/BART-restores-limited-commute-service-to-6930975.php
  4. ^ "BART RESUMES SERVICE AT N. CONCORD AND PITTSBURG/BAY POINT AFTER WEEKS OF REPAIRS." ABC7 News, April 2 2016. http://abc7news.com/traffic/bart-resumes-service-between-n-concord-and-pittsburg-bay-point-/1273495/
  5. ^ "BART-SFO Settlement Agreement and Release of Claims" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Commission. February 14, 2007. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  6. ^ "BART to link to SFO June 22 / After many delays, latest date is firm, transit officials say". San Francisco Chronicle. April 18, 2003. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  7. ^ "BART changing schedule so more go to SFO / Peninsula ridership below expectations, needs a boost". San Francisco Chronicle. February 7, 2004. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  8. ^ "PENINSULA / BART to airport to be cut / Weekend trains to be kept on Peninsula". San Francisco Chronicle. August 11, 2005. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  9. ^ "BART to raise fares, increase train frequency starting Jan. 1". San Francisco Chronicle. December 9, 2007. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  10. ^ "Off-peak service reductions began Monday, September 14th". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). September 15, 2009. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 

Route map: Google

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