BART Service to Warm Springs to Begin in Late March
Adapted from a BART story.
BART’s Warm Springs Extension will open for service on Saturday, March 25, 2017, the agency has just announced. The 5.4-mile extension connects the existing Fremont Station to the new Warm Springs/South Fremont Station. In anticipation of the opening, BART posted a stunning video showcasing the art and architecture of the new Warm Springs station, created by MTC video journalist Mark Jones with BART's Cheryl Stalter.
The new station includes 2,082 parking spots, including 42 electronic car charging stations as well as intermodal connections to AC Transit and VTA buses.
“This will be history in the making,” said BART Director Tom Blalock, who serves Fremont and has been a leader in making the extension a reality. “This will bring BART service to the residents of fast growing South Fremont. They’ll have a reliable, environmentally-responsible alternative to driving on the sometime nightmarish Nimitz Freeway.”
One day before beginning service, BART will host an Opening Celebration. At 10 a.m. until noon on Friday, March 24, 2017, BART will welcome neighbors, elected leaders and anyone interested in the new station. On the day of the celebration, free shuttles will run from Fremont Station to the new station every 15-20 minutes from 8:45 am to 1 p.m.
The station is located at 45193 Warm Springs Boulevard in Fremont. Funding through the MTC-administered Regional Measure 1 and Regional Measure 2 toll programs has covered about one-third of the $890 million project.