Union City station

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Union City
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Union City BART platform Spring 2000.jpg
Platform as seen in Spring 2000.
Location Ten Union Square
Union City, CA 94587
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s)
Platforms 2 Side
Connections AC Transit: Routes 97, 99, 216*, 232, 264*, 275, 332**, 333***, 345** (local); 801 (All Nighter)
Dumbarton Express*: Routes DB, DB1
Union City Transit: Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
* - Route operates weekdays only
** - Route operates weekends and holidays only
*** - Newark FlexBus, a service that operates from 7pm to midnight weeknights (except holidays)
† - Route operates weekdays and Saturdays only
Construction
Parking 1197 spaces- Monthly Reserved, Daily ($2/day), Extended Weekend (free), Midday (free after 3pm) and Long Term[1]
Bicycle facilities 20 BikeLink Lockers
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened September 11, 1972 (44 years ago)
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2016) 5,108 exits/day[2]Increase 3.11%
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
Terminus
Fremont–​Daly City
toward Daly City
Richmond–​Fremont
toward Richmond

Union City station is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station located in downtown Union City near the Decoto district. Service at this station began on September 11, 1972.[3] The station sits near Decoto Road east of Alvarado-Niles Road, directly behind James Logan High School's campus. Temporary parking spaces were constructed in 2006, and opened in the Summer of 2007.

The station is currently undergoing construction through 2016 to create a second entrance on the other side of the station. The new eastern station entrance will entail remodeling of the station's platforms and lobby, new bus stop shelters will be built near the entrance, and a pedestrian bridge will be built to connect the East plaza, the opening of this phase will happen at a future date.[4]

Local bus service is provided by Union City Transit and AC Transit.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform
level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound/Westbound      Richmond–​Fremont toward Richmond (South Hayward)
     Fremont–​Daly City toward Daly City (South Hayward)
Southbound/Eastbound      Richmond–​Fremont toward Fremont
     Fremont–​Daly City toward Fremont
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street Level Exits/Entrances
Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent

Union City future intermodal rail station[edit]

Currently, no connection to other regional trains exists at Union City BART station. In February 2008, Union City's Economic Development Department and BART proposed that this station become a regional rail intermodal station.[5][6] The intermodal station would serve BART trains, Capitol Corridor intercity trains, and Dumbarton Rail Corridor commuter rail service connecting to Caltrain on the Peninsula via a new rail bridge to replace the existing Dumbarton Rail Bridge. For now, the Dumbarton Express bus service provides such service to the Peninsula, operating between Union City and Palo Alto. Funding for this project went to Bart to San Jose project which would be opened in 2017, however the current status for Dumbarton Rail is unknown.[citation needed]

Station expansion and development[edit]

West entrance of the BART station

In May 2011, developers, Union City and BART officials unveiled the first residential housing project inside the city/transit agency-specified redevelopment district.[7] The BART station building facade has been completely renovated and overhauled facelift which lends it an airy feeling similar to SFO station.

Across the street sits the newly constructed East Plaza, which features a fountain containing three bronze sculptures created by French sculptor Louis Derebe.[8] In February 2014, construction on Phase 2 began;[9] around 300 apartments were constructed near the eastern entrance of the station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Union City Station". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  2. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Celebrating 40 Years of Service 1972 • 2012 Forty BART Achievements Over the Years" (PDF). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  4. ^ Benedetti, Chris (2014-02-21). "Intermodal Station District parking". Contra Costa Times. Retrieved 2014-12-14. 
  5. ^ "Intermodal Station District". City of Union City, California. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  6. ^ "BART builds solar-powered rail station". Trains Magazine. 68 (2): 23. February 2008. ISSN 0041-0934. 
  7. ^ Maharaj, Zoneil (May 11, 2011). "New Affordable Housing Apartments Ready by October". Union City Patch. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  8. ^ Maharaj, Zoneil (March 30, 2011). "Second Phase of Intermodal Station District Underway". Union City Patch. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  9. ^ Goll, David (December 2, 2010). "Intermodal Station District". The Business Journals. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°35′27″N 122°01′02″W / 37.590746°N 122.017282°W / 37.590746; -122.017282