Richmond Station (California)

Richmond Station (California)

Infobox Station
name=Richmond Station
type=Rapid transit (BART)
Commuter rail (Capitol Corridor)

image_caption=The remodeled station entry under construction in December 2006.
address=1700 Nevin Way
Richmond, CA 94801
Rail color box|system=BART|line=Orange
other=AC Transit routes 70, 71, 72M, 74, 76, 376, 800 (All Nighter)
Golden Gate Transit route 42
Richmond Medical Center route BART-Kaiser Shuttle
parking=Monthly Reserved, Daily (free), Extended Weekend and Long Term (BART)
limited to 24 Hours (Amtrak)
bicycle=Two Lockers
opened=January 29 1973
code=RIC (Amtrak)
owned=Bay Area Rapid Transit, Amtrak
mpassengers=rail pass box|system=BART|passengers=3,257 exits/day [ [ Yearly Exits] , BART Station Profiles] |pass_year=FY 2007|pass_percent=0.18rail pass box|system=Amtrak|passengers=238,893|pass_year=2006|pass_percent=7.1
:"Richmond Station (Amtrak)" and "Richmond (BART station)" redirect here. For other places, see Richmond Station."

Richmond Station is an at-grade Bay Area Rapid Transit and Amtrak station located in Richmond, California. Each system is served by an island platform. The Capitol Corridor stops here, providing connections to BART. The San Joaquins, another Amtrak route, also has a stop at this station. The station is currently being completely rebuilt. The Richmond Transit Village is adjacent; directly north of the station is a BART rail yard. Richmond serves as the northern terminus for the Richmond Line with the Richmond - Millbrae Line which operates Monday-Saturday during the daytime (although the line does not travel south of Daly City on Saturdays) and the Richmond - Fremont Line which operates at all times during regular BART service. This station has been identified as a very important regional hub in the transportation network for metropolitan and state wide planning. [ Converting a Large Region to a Multi-Modal Pulsed-Hub Public Transport Network] , by Ross M. Maxwell, "Parsons Brinckerhoff" study, August 1, 2002 and November 15, 2002, access date July 18, 2008]

BART service at this station began on January 29 1973. [ BART History] , BART website, access date July 18, 2008]

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 a mixture or 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.

A transit store opened at the station in August 2008, joining other major stations in the system. [ Ticket exchange window opens at Richmond BART Station] , BART News, August 4, 2008, accessed August 18, 2008]

On September 16, 2008 a man commited suicide by jumping in front of a San Francisco bound train at the station. [ BART service restored after body found on tracks] , By Roman Gokhman, Contra Costa Times, September 16, 2008 access date 16-09-08] [ BART's Richmond station closed] , CBS 47/Associated Press, September 16, 2008 access date 16-09-08] [ 40-minute BART delays; person under train] , September 16, 2008 access date 16-09-08] This led to the temporary closure of the station and cutting service on the Richmond line to end at El Cerrito del Norte station.

ee also

*List of Bay Area Rapid Transit stations


External links

* [ BART - Richmond Station Overview]
* [ Capitol Corridor - Richmond Station Page]
* [ Amtrak Station Information Page]

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