Richmond–Warm Springs line

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Richmond–Warm Springs line
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Bay Area Rapid Transit
Locale East Bay
Counties: Contra Costa and Alameda
Cities: Richmond, El Cerrito, Berkeley, Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, Union City, and Fremont
Termini Richmond
Fremont
Stations 18
(plus 3 under construction)
Operation
Opened September 11, 1972; 44 years ago (1972-09-11)
Operator(s) San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Technical
Line length 36.7 miles (59.1 km)
Track gauge 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm)
(Indian gauge)
Electrification Third rail, 1000 V DC
Operating speed 35.5 mph (57.1 km/h)
Highest elevation at grade, elevated, underground
Route map
Richmond–Warm Springs
Amtrak
Amtrak
to Bakersfield/Seattle/Chicago
Richmond Maintenance Yard
Richmond Amtrak Parking
Richmond Greenway
I-80
El Cerrito del Norte Parking
El Cerrito Plaza Parking
Contra Costa County
Alameda County
North Berkeley Parking
Ohlone Greenway enlarge…
Downtown Berkeley
Ashby Parking
SR 24
 Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae 
MacArthur Parking
southbound
transfer
I-580
I-980 / SR 24
19th Street Oakland
northbound
transfer
12th Street Oakland City Center
Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae
Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae
Daly City–Warm Springs
Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City
Lake Merritt Parking
Fruitvale Parking
Coliseum enlarge… Amtrak Parking Oakland International Airport
 Coliseum–Oakland Int'l Airport 
San Leandro Parking
Bay Fair Parking transfer
 Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City 
I-238
Hayward Parking
SR 92
South Hayward Parking
Amtrak
Hayward Complex
Union City Parking
Alameda Creek
 
Altamont Corridor Express ACE to Stockton
SR 84
Fremont Parking
Lake Elizabeth tunnel
Irvington proposed
Warm Springs / South Fremont Parking
SR 262
Alameda County
Santa Clara County
Calaveras proposed
SR 237
Milpitas Santa Clara VTA 2017
Montague (VTA)
Berryessa 2017
planned Silicon Valley extension
US 101
Alum Rock
Downtown San Jose Santa Clara VTA
SR 87
Diridon/Arena AmtrakCaltrainAltamont Corridor ExpressSanta Clara VTA
I-880
Santa Clara
Maintenance Facility
Santa Clara AmtrakCaltrainAltamont Corridor Express

The Richmond–Warm Springs line (formerly the Richmond–Fremont line) is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) line in the San Francisco Bay Area that runs from Richmond to Fremont. It has 19 stations in Richmond, El Cerrito, Berkeley, Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, Union City, and Fremont, and is the only BART line that does not go to San Francisco. It shares all of its tracks with other BART lines on weekdays and Saturdays before 7pm.

BART colors this line orange on maps but does not refer to it by color. As BART's only line that does not cross the San Francisco Bay, it is alternatively called the East Bay line or Land line.

The Richmond–Fremont line was the first of BART's five lines to open. Service from MacArthur to Fremont began on September 11, 1972, the first day of BART operation.[1] The line was extended to Richmond on January 29, 1973.[1] Initial fares were $1.00 for Fremont to MacArthur and $1.10 for Fremont to Richmond. The line will be extended to Warm Springs/South Fremont station on March 25, 2017 as part of BART's Warm Springs extension project and the first phase of the Silicon Valley extension project; service to Warm Springs is limited to weeknights and weekends.

This line will be extended to Berryessa station in San Jose later in 2017. Current plans call for the line to be eventually extended to Santa Clara station.

Stations[edit]

Station Jurisdiction County Opened Other BART
lines
Richmond Richmond Contra Costa January 29, 1973     
El Cerrito del Norte El Cerrito     
El Cerrito Plaza     
North Berkeley Berkeley Alameda     
Downtown Berkeley     
Ashby     
MacArthur Oakland September 11, 1972          
19th Street Oakland          
12th Street Oakland City Center          
Lake Merritt          
Fruitvale          
Coliseum               
San Leandro San Leandro          
Bay Fair          
Hayward Hayward     
South Hayward     
Union City Union City     
Fremont Fremont     
Warm Springs/South Fremont March 25, 2017     

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Celebrating 40 Years of Service 1972 • 2012 Forty BART Achievements Over the Years" (PDF). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-30.