Colma station

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Bay Area Rapid Transit
Southbound train at Colma station, March 2018.JPG
A southbound train at Colma station in 2018
Location 365 D Street, Colma, California
Coordinates 37°41′05″N 122°27′58″W / 37.68472°N 122.46611°W / 37.68472; -122.46611Coordinates: 37°41′05″N 122°27′58″W / 37.68472°N 122.46611°W / 37.68472; -122.46611
Line(s) BART W-Line
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections Bus transport SamTrans: ECR, 38, 112, 118, 120, 121, 122, 130
Parking 2238 spaces
Bicycle facilities 24 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Opened February 24, 1996
Passengers (FY 2016) 4,641 exits/day[1]
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Millbrae
Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae
Weekdays only
toward Richmond
toward SFO (Millbrae on weeknights & weekends)

Colma is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station located in unincorporated northern San Mateo County, adjacent to the incorporated municipalities of Colma and Daly City. Opened on February 24, 1996, Colma was the southernmost extent of the BART system on the Peninsula until the extension to San Francisco International Airport and Millbrae opened in 2003.[2]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/Entrance
Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Northbound (Platform 2)      Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae

​ toward Pittsburg/Bay Point (Daly City)
     Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae

​ toward Richmond weekdays (Daly City)

Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound (Platform 1)      Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae

​ toward SFO Airport weekdays, Millbrae nights and weekends(South San Francisco)
     Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae

​ toward Millbrae weekdays (South San Francisco)

Southbound storage
Side platform, not in service

Colma station is situated in a small valley shared with BART's Daly City Yard and a large parking garage. The station has three tracks, with an island platform between the two eastern tracks and a side platform next to the western track. Only the two eastern tracks are used for revenue service.


The former Colma station on display

School House station (later renamed Colma) was established on the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad shortly after it began service in 1863. The station was originally on the south side of San Pedro Avenue west of the tracks; it was moved to the north side of Washington Street in the 1870s. A freight platform was built on the east side of the tracks between the two roads around that time, and a freight shed was built on top in 1904 or 1905. When passenger service ended on the line in the early 1920s, the passenger station was moved next to the freight station.

In 1986, the structures were moved south across San Pedro Road during construction of Daly City Yard. They were moved again in 1993, then to a permanent home at the Colma Historical Society in 2003.

Bus connections[edit]

A busway on the east side of the station serves SamTrans bus lines ECR, 38, 112, 118, 120, 121, 122, and 130.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Monthly Ridership Reports". Bay Area Rapid Transit District. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  2. ^ "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. 

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