West Dublin/Pleasanton station

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West Dublin / Pleasanton
Bay Area Rapid Transit
West Dublin-Pleasanton BART station February 2011.jpg
A view of the West Dublin/Pleasanton BART station from south side of Interstate 580
Location

6501 Golden Gate Drive, Dublin, CA 94568

Stoneridge Mall Road, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Coordinates 37°41′59″N 121°55′42″W / 37.699726°N 121.928273°W / 37.699726; -121.928273Coordinates: 37°41′59″N 121°55′42″W / 37.699726°N 121.928273°W / 37.699726; -121.928273
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island
Connections WHEELS: Tri-Valley Rapid, 3, 3V, 53, 54
Tri-Delta Transit: Delta Express
Construction
Parking 1190 spaces
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened February 19, 2011 (6 years ago)
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2016) 3,692 exits/day[1]Decrease 2.24%
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
Terminus
Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City
toward Daly City

West Dublin/Pleasanton is a BART station on the Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line, located in the median of I-580, just west of I-680, serving western Dublin and northern Pleasanton in the northwestern Livermore Valley.

This station was an infill station that began revenue service almost 14 years after the rest of this portion of the Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line, opening on Saturday, February 19, 2011 with a ceremony taking place the day before.[2][3]

Station layout[edit]

M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
P
Platform
level
Westbound      Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City toward Daly City (Castro Valley)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound      Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City toward Dublin / Pleasanton (Terminus)

History[edit]

Avg. Weekday Ridership
FY* Ridership
2011 652
2012 2,373 +263.9%
2013 3,022 +27.3%
2014 3,411 +12.9%
Source: Ridership Reports
Station construction on May 1, 2009

The station was originally planned to enter into service as part of the original extension to Dublin/Pleasanton, which entered service in 1997. As a result, the station's foundation, along with some communication and train control facilities, already existed on-site.

Construction on the station began on October 29, 2006, and was slated to be complete in 2009,[4] but possible faulty construction delayed its opening until 2011.[5]

Its cost was estimated at $106 million,[2] with funding coming from a unique public-private partnership and the proceeds of planned transit-oriented development (TOD) on adjacent BART-owned property.

This is BART's 44th station and is only the second infill station to be built in the system, the other being Embarcadero Station, which opened in 1976.[6]

Transit connections[edit]

Bus service is provided by WHEELS, including a line providing express service to the Pleasanton ACE station,[7] and Tri-Valley Rapid (a Bus rapid transit line),[8] using techniques such as signal prioritization and queue-jump lanes to provide faster bus service connecting Stoneridge Mall, Lawrence Livermore/Sandia Laboratories, and BART.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "BART riders celebrate grand opening of West Dublin/Pleasanton Station Saturday". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). February 18, 2011. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  3. ^ Cabanatuan, Michael (December 17, 2010). "BART to open West Dublin/Pleasanton Station". San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Newspapers. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  4. ^ Pal, Meera (May 9, 2007). "Pleasanton gets look at 'transit village'". Tri-Valley Herald. ANG Newspapers. Retrieved 2007-05-09. 
  5. ^ Louie, Eric (August 10, 2009). "Welding issues could delay new West Dublin/Pleasanton BART station". Contra Costa Times. ANG Newspapers. Retrieved 2009-08-23. 
  6. ^ "A History of BART - The Project is Rescued". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  7. ^ "New West Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station". Route Schedules and Maps. WHEELS (California). January 2011. [dead link]
  8. ^ Tri-Valley Rapid

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