West Dublin/Pleasanton station

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West Dublin / Pleasanton
Bay Area Rapid Transit
West Dublin Pleasanton station, February 2011.jpg
The station on the second day of service in 2011
Location 6501 Golden Gate Drive
Dublin, California
Coordinates 37°41′59″N 121°55′42″W / 37.699726°N 121.928273°W / 37.699726; -121.928273Coordinates: 37°41′59″N 121°55′42″W / 37.699726°N 121.928273°W / 37.699726; -121.928273
Line(s) BART L-Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Connections Bus transport WHEELS: 3, 30R, 53, 503
Construction
Parking 1190 spaces
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened February 19, 2011
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2016) 3,692 exits/day[1]
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Daly City
Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City
Terminus

West Dublin/Pleasanton is a BART station on the Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line, located in the median of I-580 on the border of Dublin and Pleasanton in the northwestern Livermore Valley. It was an infill station and opened in 2011 - fourteen years after the rest of the line.

The station has a single island platform located at the level of the highway travel lanes. The fare mezzanine is above the platform and tracks. Pedestrian bridges on both sides of the station connect it to a pair of parking garages and surrounding development.

History[edit]

Station construction in May 2009

Original plans in the late 1980s called for a station in West Dublin, with an East Dublin station near the Hacienda Business Park to be added later; however, by the early 1990s the order was reversed, and only Dublin/Pleasanton station opened in 1997.[2] BART began negotiating in April 1998 with LaSalle Partners to construct the West Dublin/Pleasanton station with private funding, and an agreement was signed the next year.[2][3]

Groundbreaking for the station was held on September 29, 2006.[2] The station was originally scheduled to be complete in 2009, but it was delayed due to structural issues with the pedestrian bridges.[4] The $106 million station, which was funded largely by private money and by proceeds of planned transit-oriented development (TOD) on adjacent BART-owned property, opened on February 19, 2011.[5]

Bus connections[edit]

Dublin/Pleasanton station is the primary bus terminal for the region; West Dublin/Pleasanton is only served by four WHEELS routes. Routes 30R and 503 stop at the north parking garage; routes 3 and 53 stop on Stoneridge Mall Road near the south parking garage.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "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. 
  3. ^ Cabanatuan, Michael (December 17, 2010). "BART to open West Dublin/Pleasanton Station". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  4. ^ Louie, Eric (August 10, 2009). "Welding issues could delay new West Dublin/Pleasanton BART station". East Bay Times. 
  5. ^ "BART riders celebrate grand opening of West Dublin/Pleasanton Station Saturday" (Press release). =San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. February 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Schedules & Fares: West Dublin/Pleasanton Station" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Commission. January 2, 2017. 

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