Larkspur Landing station

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Larkspur Landing
Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit
SMART train station
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit path 3021 01.JPG
Head of the rail trail at the future station
Location Larkspur, California
United States
Coordinates 37°56′51″N 122°30′46″W / 37.947538°N 122.512689°W / 37.947538; -122.512689Coordinates: 37°56′51″N 122°30′46″W / 37.947538°N 122.512689°W / 37.947538; -122.512689
Line(s) SMART
Platforms 1 island[1]
Tracks 2
Connections Marin Transit
Larkspur Landing: Golden Gate Ferry
Construction
Bicycle facilities Bay Trail access
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Construction begins Summer 2017
Station code LAR
History
Opening early 2019 (expected)
Services
Preceding station   Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit   Following station
Future Terminus

Larkspur Landing is an under-construction Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit station[2] in Larkspur, California. The station is expected to open in early 2019.[1] (Service had previously been estimated in 2018.[3][4]) It is located across Sir Francis Drake Blvd 13 mile (0.5 km) from the Larkspur Ferry Terminal,[5] from which it gets its name.

The station may eventually be connected directly to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal by a 1,200-foot (370 m) aerial tramway.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The land for the station was acquired in 1983 by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.[6] Initially part of the original plan for system's full buildout,[7] its opening was delayed to a later date as the line's construction was split into phases, until the line is extended, shuttle bus service will connect the Larkspur Terminal with San Rafael Transit Center.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SMART TO BEGIN LARKSPUR EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION". SMART. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Prado, Mark (23 November 2015). "New Larkspur ferry parking eases crunch". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Moore, Derek (19 November 2016). "Sonoma County transportation planners await word on funding under President Trump". The Press Democrat. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Moore, Derek (12 April 2016). "SMART seeking funding to extend rail line to Windsor". The Press Democrat. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Prado, Mark (10 December 2016). "SMART Larkspur extension moves forward amid some discontent". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Cross Valley Rail Preservation Study" (PDF). Tulare County Association of Governments. Korve Engineering, Inc. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "North bay voters back commuter rail — finally". San Francisco Business Times. 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  8. ^ Prado, Mark (25 May 2017). "SMART: Trespassers stole power in San Rafael-to-Larkspur tunnel". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 

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