Novato San Marin station

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Novato San Marin
SMART station Novato-Atherton.jpg
Station prior to opening, July 2016
Location 7700 Redwood Boulevard
Novato, California
United States
Coordinates 38°07′15″N 122°33′58″W / 38.1208°N 122.5661°W / 38.1208; -122.5661Coordinates: 38°07′15″N 122°33′58″W / 38.1208°N 122.5661°W / 38.1208; -122.5661
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections 1 (with gauntlet)
Construction
Parking 45 spaces[2]
Bicycle facilities 8 spaces[1]
Other information
Fare zone 2
History
Opened June 29, 2017 (2017-06-29) (preview service)[3]
August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25) (full service)
Services
Preceding station   Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit   Following station
SMART
toward San Rafael
  Future service  
toward Cloverdale
Future

Novato San Marin is a Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit station in Novato. It opened to preview service on June 29, 2017;[3][4] full commuter service commenced on August 25, 2017. It is located on the north side of the city near where San Marin Drive becomes Atherton Avenue at Redwood Avenue. This was one of two stations planned for Novato in the Initial Operating Segment of SMART service until a third was announced to be partially built for opening at a later date.[5]

This site was selected for its proximity to Fireman's Fund Insurance Company headquarters, then one of the largest employers in the county. In SMART's planning phase, the company pledged their employees would heavily patronize the line.[6] The company would go on to move corporate operations to Petaluma before the commencement of service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prado, Mark (2 November 2016). "Critics say SMART bike parking plan needs more spaces". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Prado, Mark (7 April 2017). "SMART rail riders will have to pay to park". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Prado, Mark (26 June 2017). "SMART offers free 'preview' service starting Thursday". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "SMART PREVIEW: TAKE A RIDE WITH US". SMART. SMART. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Prado, Mark (8 April 2016). "SMART OKs rail stop in downtown Novato". Digital First Media. Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Marin IJ Editorial: Novato right to move ahead with downtown station". Marin Independent Journal. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 3 June 2017. 

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