Union City station

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Union City
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Union City station platforms, July 2017.JPG
Union City station platforms in 2017
Location 10 Union Square
Union City, California
Coordinates Coordinates: 37°35′27″N 122°01′02″W / 37.590746°N 122.017282°W / 37.590746; -122.017282
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Platforms 2 side platforms
Connections Bus transport AC Transit: 97, 99, 200, 216, 232, 275 Flex, 801
Bus transport Dumbarton Express: DB, DB1
Bus transport Union City Transit: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Construction
Parking 1197 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilities 20 BikeLink lockers
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened September 11, 1972
Rebuilt February 12, 2014
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2016) 5,108 exits/day[2]
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Richmond
Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont
toward Daly City
Warm Springs/South Fremont–​Daly City

Union City is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station serving Union City, California. The station sits near Decoto Road east of Alvarado-Niles Road, directly behind James Logan High School's campus. Local bus service is provided by Union City Transit and AC Transit.

History[edit]

Main entrance and bus bays in 2013

Service at the station began on September 11, 1972.[3] Temporary parking spaces were constructed in 2006, and opened in the Summer of 2007. In May 2011, developers, Union City and BART officials unveiled the first residential housing project inside the city/transit agency-specified redevelopment district.[4] The city is planning 1.2 million square feet of office space and 1,700 unit have been built and are under construction, East of Bart Station on 11 street.

The station underwent 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.[5] The BART station building facade has been completely renovated and overhauled facelift which lends it an airy feeling similar to SFO station.

A commuter rail platform for existing Capitol Corridor and proposed Dumbarton Rail Corridor service was proposed in 2008.[6][7]

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. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Maharaj, Zoneil (May 11, 2011). "New Affordable Housing Apartments Ready by October". Union City Patch. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  5. ^ Benedetti, Chris (2014-02-21). "Intermodal Station District parking". Contra Costa Times. Retrieved 2014-12-14.
  6. ^ "Intermodal Station District". City of Union City, California. Archived from the original on 2008-08-27. Retrieved 2008-06-07.
  7. ^ "BART builds solar-powered rail station". Trains Magazine. 68 (2): 23. February 2008. ISSN 0041-0934.

External links[edit]

Media related to Union City station at Wikimedia Commons