Richmond station (California)

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Richmond Station
Bay Area Rapid Transit
BART rapid transit station
Amtrak inter-city rail station
The remodeled station entry under construction in December 2006.
Location 1700 Nevin Way
Richmond, CA 94801
Coordinates 37°56′13″N 122°21′11″W / 37.936811°N 122.353095°W / 37.936811; -122.353095Coordinates: 37°56′13″N 122°21′11″W / 37.936811°N 122.353095°W / 37.936811; -122.353095
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s) BART

Platforms 1 island platform (Amtrak)
1 island platform (BART)
Tracks 3 (Amtrak)
2 (BART)

AC Transit: Routes 70, 71, 72M, 74, 76, 376 (local); 608, 684, 674, 667, 668, 675, 684 (school days only); 800 (All Nighter)
Golden Gate Transit: Route 42

Richmond Medical Center route BART-Kaiser Shuttle
Richmond Circular Shuttle[1]
Parking 624 spaces- Monthly Reserved, Daily (BART patrons only), Extended Weekend (BART patrons only)[2]
no AMTRAK parking[3]
Bicycle facilities Two Lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code RIC (Amtrak)
Opened January 29, 1973 (BART)[4]
1978 (Amtrak)[5]
Rebuilt October 18, 2007[5]
Passengers (FY 2016) 4,434 exits/day[6]Increase 0.39% (BART)
Passengers (FY 2013) 266,237[7]Decrease 5.59% (Amtrak)
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
Terminus Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae
toward Millbrae (Daly City on Saturdays)
Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor
toward Auburn
Capitol Corridor
under construction
toward Auburn
San Joaquin
toward Bakersfield
San Joaquin
under construction
toward Bakersfield
California Zephyr
toward Chicago
Location of the Richmond Amtrak Station.
Location of the Richmond Amtrak Station.
Location within California

Richmond station is an at-grade Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Amtrak station located in Richmond, California. Each system is served by an island platform, the Capitol Corridor, San Joaquins, and California Zephyr stop here and connect to BART. The station was rebuilt and rededicated on October 18, 2007,[5] the Metro Walk - Richmond Transit Village is adjacent; north of the station is a BART rail yard. Richmond is the north end of BART's Richmond Line; the Richmond - Millbrae Line operates Monday-Saturday during the daytime (although the line does not travel south of Daly City on Saturdays) and the Richmond - Fremont Line operates at all times during regular BART service. This station has been identified as an important hub in the transportation network for metropolitan and statewide planning.[8]


Parking garage as seen from Macdonald Avenue.

Railway service to Richmond started around 1900 when the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF) opened the western terminus of its line near the port where the rail company ran ferries to take passengers across the bay to the city of San Francisco.[5] Around that same time the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) opened a station just south of the current station at MacDonald Avenue. BART service at this station began along dedicated tracks that paralleled the SP line on January 29, 1973.[4] Amtrak service to the station started, using the SP line's tracks, in early 1978.[5] A station house for the Amtrak service was constructed in 1984.[5] A transit village and rebuild of the western approach to the station was started in 2007 and a dedication ceremony was held on October 18, 2007.[5]

A transit store opened at the station in August 2008, joining other major stations in the system.[9]

The Coast Starlight no longer stops at Richmond as of January 14, 2013.[10]

Transit connections[edit]

The station is served by two bus agencies. AC Transit provides a variety of local and regional service. Buses connect the station to various locations such as Contra Costa College, Hilltop Mall, El Cerrito del Norte BART Station, which is a regional bus hub with connecting services to the North Bay, and Richmond Parkway Transit Center. Routes 70, 71, 72M, 74, and 76 provide local intra-city service and also feeder service into the BART and Amtrak systems, they link to Richmond neighborhoods and neighboring communities of Marina Bay, Belding Woods, Point Richmond, Atchison Village, Hilltop, El Sobrante, El Cerrito, East Richmond, North Richmond, Rollingwood, and Pinole. Routes 376 and 800 both provide late night service, the former is a late night circulator combing the most popular portions of the local lines running until 2 AM while the 800 runs a route which emulates the BART's Richmond-Daly City line between Richmond and downtown San Francisco during the hours that BART is closed. It is the main route in the All Nighter regional Bay Area network. Route 42 is a link between the Golden Gate Transit service area in Marin County and the AC Transit area in Contra Costa County, the line connects San Rafael Transit Center a major GGT hub in San Rafael with Richmond and El Cerrito del Norte BART stations. There is also a free Kaiser Shuttle service to the nearby Richmond Medical Center.


Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Richmond was the 16th-busiest in FY2012, boarding or alighting an average of about 773 passengers daily.[7]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

BART Northbound (Platform 1)      Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae termination track
     Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont termination track
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound (Platform 2)      Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae toward Daly City or Millbrae (El Cerrito del Norte)
     Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Warm Springs (El Cerrito del Norte)
Passageway Exit/entrance, Faregates, Ticket machines
Amtrak Northbound toward Auburn (Martinez)
toward Bakersfield (Martinez)
toward Chicago (Martinez)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound toward San Jose (Berkeley)
toward Oakland – Jack London Square (Emeryville)
toward Emeryville (Terminus)
     Coast Starlight does not stop here
     Coast Starlight does not stop here →

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Circular Shuttle". City of Richmond. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Parking". Bay Area Rapid Transit. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b "BART History" (PDF). Bay Area Rapid Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 13, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2008. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Richmond, CA (RIC)". Great American Stations. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ Maxwell, Ross M. (November 15, 2002). "Converting a Large Region to a Multi-Modal Pulsed-Hub Public Transport Network" (PDF). Parsons Brinckerhoff. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 7, 2004. Retrieved July 18, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Ticket Exchange Window Opens at Richmond BART Station". Bay Area Rapid Transit. August 4, 2008. Retrieved August 18, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Service Alert - Coast Starlight Trains 11 and 14: Will No Longer Stop at Richmond". Amtrak. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 

External links[edit]

The Amtrak platform at dusk.