Walnut Creek station

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Walnut Creek
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Walnut Creek station from south garage, November 2019.JPG
Walnut Creek station in November 2019
Location200 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, California
Coordinates 37°54′21″N122°04′02″W / 37.905724°N 122.067332°W / 37.905724; -122.067332 Coordinates: 37°54′21″N122°04′02″W / 37.905724°N 122.067332°W / 37.905724; -122.067332
Line(s) BART C-Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsAiga bus trans.svg County Connection: 1, 4, 5, 9, 14, 21, 93X, 95X, 96X, 98X, 311, 321
Aiga bus trans.svg SolTrans: Yellow
Construction
Parking2,089 spaces
Bicycle facilities64 lockers
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedMay 21, 1973
Passengers
20206,246 (weekday average) [1]
Services
Preceding station Bart compact logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit Following station
Lafayette Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae Pleasant Hill/​Contra Costa Centre
Location
Walnut Creek station

Walnut Creek station is an elevated Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station in Walnut Creek, California, served by the Antioch–SFO/Millbrae line. The station is located north of downtown Walnut Creek, adjacent to Interstate 680 and near the Ygnacio Valley Road and California Boulevard arterial roads.

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History

The completed south garage in 2019 South garage at Walnut Creek station, November 2019.JPG
The completed south garage in 2019

Walnut Creek station opened on May 21, 1973 as part of an extension from MacArthur to Concord. [2]

Due to Walnut Creek's high ridership and large catchment area, BART proposed in 2004 that the station be the center of a transit-oriented development scheme which includes 440 residential units, 8,700 sq ft (810 m2) of office space, 33,000 sq ft (3,100 m2) of retail space, and 1,373 parking spaces. [3] A parking lot on the west side of the station closed on February 3, 2018. A 900-space parking garage was constructed in its place, which allowed other parking lots to be closed for the new development. [4] The new garage, which includes a three-lane bus plaza, opened on March 29, 2019. [5]

Station layout

Walnut Creek station has two side platforms with two tracks. Access to the tracks is provided by a staircase, escalator, and elevator from the mezzanine, which houses nine faregates. [3] Sustained patronage at the station has caused it to become overcrowded; BART is planning on building a second entrance, including new faregates and platform access to relieve possible emergency hazards. [3]

Bus connections

A County Connection bus at the station County Connection route 9 bus at Walnut Creek station, November 2019.JPG
A County Connection bus at the station

Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre is a transfer point for a number of County Connection local and express routes:

The station is also served by the SolTrans Solano Express Yellow Line.

All buses stop in the busway inside the south garage. [6]

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References

  1. "Monthly Ridership Reports". San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. February 2020.
  2. "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. 1 2 3 "Walnut Creek Comprehensive Station Plan" (PDF). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. June 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 20, 2010.
  4. "New parking garage construction on the south lot at Walnut Creek Station begins" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. January 30, 2018.
  5. "New South Garage at Walnut Creek Station opens 3/29" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. March 18, 2019.
  6. "Transit Stops: Walnut Creek Station" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Commission. June 19, 2019.

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