Ashby station (BART)

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Bay Area Rapid Transit
Ashby BART 2701.JPG
Ashby Station, October 27, 2012
Location 3100 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Coordinates 37°51′11″N 122°16′12″W / 37.853068°N 122.269957°W / 37.853068; -122.269957Coordinates: 37°51′11″N 122°16′12″W / 37.853068°N 122.269957°W / 37.853068; -122.269957
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit, City of Berkeley
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections AC Transit: Routes 12, 80, 81, 800, F (local); 800 (All Nighter, on Adeline Street); F (Transbay, on Adeline Street)
Parking 715 spaces- Monthly Reserved, Daily ($1/day), Midday (free after 3pm), Extended Weekend (free), Long Term/Airport Permit ($5/day)[1]
Bicycle facilities racks, station, 24 shared lockers, 24 keyed reserved lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code ASHB
Opened January 29, 1973 (45 years ago)
Passengers (FY 2016) 5,699 exits/day[2]Increase 1.84%
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Millbrae (Daly City on Saturdays)
Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae
toward Richmond
toward Fremont
Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont

Ashby station is a BART station, located beneath and parallel to Adeline Street, extending from Woolsey Street to Ashby Avenue in the southern part of Berkeley, California. It consists of an underground island platform, the station was originally planned to be elevated but the City of Berkeley paid the extra cost to have it built underground. Service at this station began on January 29, 1973.[3]

The station includes park-and-ride facilities with 715 automobile parking spaces in two separate parking lots, 24 motorcycle spaces, 36 bike lockers, and bike rack spaces. Access mode shares (2002) were: 40% pedestrian, 38% automobile (park and ride), 9% automobile (kiss and ride), 8% bicycle, and 6% connecting transit.[4]

Unique in the BART system, the City of Berkeley, rather than BART, controls the air rights on the parking lots. The west parking lot of the station hosts a popular flea market on weekends; a proposed residential development over the west lot has proven locally controversial. Between 2008 and 2010, a portion of the east parking lot was redeveloped as the Ed Roberts Campus,[5] the Ed Roberts Campus is a regional center housing disability-related organizations in one large integrated resource center with a scope for the entire Bay Area.[5] The east parking lot and station entrance were closed for construction on August 18, 2008,[5] the east parking lot reopened on April 19, 2010,[6] and the east entrance was open again before March 30, 2013.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exits/Entrances, parking lot levels (above ground)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Northbound      Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae toward Richmond (Downtown Berkeley)
     Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Richmond (Downtown Berkeley)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound      Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae toward Daly City or Millbrae (MacArthur)
     Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Warm Springs (MacArthur)


There is additional public transit in the free West Berkeley Shuttle that connects the flatlands with the BART station.[7] Alta Bates Hospital also provides a free shuttle between the station and its Berkeley campus, which is within walking distance.[8] That is next to the Pacific Center for Human Growth an LGBT community center.

Furthermore, attractions in the immediate vicinity include a Berkeley Bowl Grocery Store and The Berkeley Public Tool Lending Library. Restaurants and small businesses line the Shattuck Avenue corridor and a flea market is hosted on the south parking lot weekly, the Shotgun Players theater is across the street and La Peña Cultural Center is 2 blocks up the hill.

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External links[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit (2005-06-30). "BART Chronology" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-13. 
  4. ^ BART Access Evaluation System, January 2002, cited in BART Bicycle Access and Parking Plan - Volume 1, August 2002, page A-6.
  5. ^ a b c Ashby Station east entrance and lot to close for 18 months, BART News, August 1, 2008, accessed August 18, 2008
  6. ^ Ashby Station east parking lot to reopen April 19th, BART News, April 6, 2010, accessed June 7, 2010
  7. ^ West Berkeley Shuttle
  8. ^ Alta Bates shuttle