Vasco Road station

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Altamont Corridor Express logo.svgVasco 
Vasco Road station 2520 10.JPG
The Vasco Road station platform
Location575 South Vasco Road
Livermore, California
Coordinates37°41′48.85″N 121°43′6.7″W / 37.6969028°N 121.718528°W / 37.6969028; -121.718528Coordinates: 37°41′48.85″N 121°43′6.7″W / 37.6969028°N 121.718528°W / 37.6969028; -121.718528
Line(s)UP Oakland Subdivision[1]
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Construction
Parkingfree
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeVAS
History
OpenedOctober 19, 1998[2]
Services
Preceding station   Altamont Corridor Express   Following station
toward San Jose
ACE
toward Stockton

Vasco Road (signed as Vasco) is an ACE station on Vasco Road in eastern Livermore, California.

Service[edit]

The station mainly serves the workers of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory and the surrounding industrial and office parks in eastern Livermore in addition to commuters from Livermore headed to job centers in the Silicon Valley to the southwest.

The station is served by commuter Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) trains between San Jose Diridon Station and Stockton. Tri-Valley WHEELS lines 11, 16, and 20X [3] currently[when?] serve this location. In the future, express commuter buses (RTD, MAX, Manteca Transit, Tri-Delta Transit, Stanislaus Transit, and Tracer) currently serving the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station may stop at, be truncated to, or extend services to this station.

BART has approved an alignment for its Livermore extension to run along I-580 then tunnel underneath Isabel Avenue to the Livermore ACE station and then continue along the right-of-way to Vasco Road to serve as its final terminal. However, in July 2011, the Livermore City Council reversed its position in response to a petition requesting that the alignment stay within or nearby the Interstate 580 right-of-way, and now favors stations be built at the Interstate 580 interchanges with Isabel Avenue and Greenville Road.[4]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Main track  ACE toward Stockton (Tracy)
 ACE toward San Jose (Livermore)

References[edit]

  1. ^ SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail NETWORK SCHEMATICS" (PDF). California Department of Transportation. p. 12.
  2. ^ "History of ACE". San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority.
  3. ^ WHEELS system map
  4. ^ Courtney, Jennifer (12 July 2011). "City Council OKs Initiative to Keep BART on I-580". Livermore Patch. Retrieved 8 January 2013.

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