Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre station

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Pleasant Hill / Contra Costa Centre
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Pleasant Hill station from parking garage, May 2018.JPG
The station viewed from the parking garage in 2018
Location 1365 Treat Boulevard
Walnut Creek, California
Coordinates 37°55′42″N 122°03′22″W / 37.928399°N 122.055992°W / 37.928399; -122.055992Coordinates: 37°55′42″N 122°03′22″W / 37.928399°N 122.055992°W / 37.928399; -122.055992
Line(s) BART C-Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Connections Bus transport County Connection: 7, 9, 11, 14, 15, 18, 311, 316, 619
Bus transport FAST: 40
Bus transport SolTrans: 78
Bus transport WHEELS: 70X
Construction
Parking 3011 spaces
Bicycle facilities 90 lockers
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened May 21, 1973[1]
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2016) 7,433 exits/day[2]
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward SFO (Millbrae on weeknights & weekends)
Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae

Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station serving the Contra Costa Centre Transit Village in Contra Costa Centre, California, just north of Walnut Creek and just east of Pleasant Hill.

History[edit]

Pleasant Hill station under construction in 1970

Service at the station began on May 21, 1973.[1]

A second parking garage opened at the station on June 30, 2008.[3] The former surface parking lot was converted into the Contra Costa Centre transit village. Despite opposition from the Pleasant Hill City Council, on October 11, 2010, the BART Board of Directors approved the station name change from "Pleasant Hill" to "Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre" because of the station's proximity to the transit village.[4] The Contra Costa County Redevelopment Agency and AvalonBay Communities will cover the cost of changing the station signage as part of a planned $3 million upgrade.[5][6]

An improved access path to the station better connecting it with the Iron Horse Regional Trail was proposed before the Walnut Creek city council on July 15, 2008.[7] The proposal gained support from BART and the local cycling organization.[7] A bridge over Treat Boulevard carrying the Iron Horse Regional Trail was completed on October 2, 2010.[8] The bridge cost $12 million.[9]

Bus connections[edit]

Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre is a transfer point for a number of County Connection local routes:

  • Weekday: 7, 9, 11, 14, 15, 18
  • Weekend: 311, 316
  • Special school route: 619

The station is also served by several longer-distance routes: two Solano Express routes - FAST route 40 and SolTrans route 78 - plus WHEELS route 70X.

All buses stop on a two-way busway on the southwest side of the station.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. 
  2. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "New Garage at Pleasant Hill Station" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. June 20, 2008. 
  4. ^ 511 Contra Costa. "Pleasant Hill BART Station Will Undergo Name Change". 511 Contra Costa. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pleasant Hill BART station now 'Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre'". Trading Markets.com via Contra Costa Times. Retrieved 23 December 2010. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "East Contra Costa BART Extension (eBART)". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Pleasant Hill BART Station bike/pedestrian shortcut considered, BART News, July 8, 2008, accessed August 18, 2008
  8. ^ East Bay Bicycle Coalition (25 September 2010). "Time to Celebrate! Bike/Ped Bridge over Treat Blvd Opens October 2". East Bay Bicycle Coalition. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Hambrick, Ken (Guest Commentary) (21 August 2010). "Your Turn: Treat Boulevard bridge to nowhere exposes what is wrong with redevelopment". Contra Costa Times. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Transit Stops: Pleasant Hill Station Area" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Commission. January 15, 2016. 

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