Richmond–Fremont line


Richmond–Fremont line
     Richmond–Fremont line
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Bay Area Rapid Transit
Locale East Bay including Richmond, El Cerrito, Berkeley, Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, Union City and Fremont
by county: Contra Costa and Alameda
Termini Richmond
Fremont
Stations 18
Operation
Opened September 11, 1972
Operator(s) BART
Technical
Track gauge 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) (broad)
Electrification third rail
Highest elevation underground, elevated, at grade
Route map
Legend
Continuation backward
Station on track + Hub
Urban head station + Hub
Richmond Amtrak
Unknown BSicon "MCONTl" Unknown BSicon "AKRZu" Unknown BSicon "uAKRZu" Unknown BSicon "MCONTr"
Interstate 80
Continuation forward Unknown BSicon "uhBHFa"
El Cerrito del Norte
Unknown BSicon "uhBHF"
El Cerrito Plaza
Unknown BSicon "uTUNNELa-ELEV"
Urban tunnel station on track
North Berkeley
Urban tunnel station on track
Downtown Berkeley
Urban tunnel station on track
Ashby
Unknown BSicon "uTUNNELe-ELEV"
Unknown BSicon "MCONTl"
Unknown BSicon "uhSTR" + Unknown BSicon "uAKRZu"
Unknown BSicon "MCONTr"
California State Route 24
Unknown BSicon "uABZrg-ELEV" Unknown BSicon "uCONTl"
Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae
Unknown BSicon "uhBHFe" + Unknown BSicon "uINT"
MacArthur (southbound transfer)
Unknown BSicon "MCONTl" Unknown BSicon "uAKRZu" Unknown BSicon "MCONTr"
Interstate 580 Interstate 980 California State Route 24
Enter urban tunnel
Unknown BSicon "utINT"
19th St/Oakland (northbound transfer)
Urban tunnel station on track
Oakland City Center-12th St
Unknown BSicon "utCONTr" Unknown BSicon "utABZrf"
Richmond-Millbrae, Pittsburg/Bay Pt–SFO
Unknown BSicon "utCONTr" Unknown BSicon "utABZlg"
Fremont–DC, Dubln/Pleasanton-DC
Urban tunnel station on track
Lake Merritt
Exit urban tunnel
Continuation backward Unknown BSicon "uhBHFa"
Fruitvale
Station on track + Hub
Unknown BSicon "uhBHF" + Hub
Airport
Coliseum/Oakland Apt Amtrak
Continuation forward Unknown BSicon "uhBHF"
San Leandro
Unknown BSicon "uhBHFe" + Unknown BSicon "uINT"
Bay Fair (transfer station)
Urban junction to left Unknown BSicon "uCONTl"
Dublin/Pleasanton-Daly City
Unknown BSicon "MCONTl" Unknown BSicon "uAKRZu" Unknown BSicon "MCONTr"
Interstate 238
Unknown BSicon "uhBHFa"
Hayward
Unknown BSicon "uhBHF"
South Hayward
Unknown BSicon "uhBHF"
Union City
Unknown BSicon "uhKBHFxe"
Fremont
Unknown BSicon "uexWTUNNEL1"
Lake Elizabeth
Unknown BSicon "uexBHF"
Irvington (2025)
Unknown BSicon "uexBHF"
Warm Springs (2014)
Unknown BSicon "uexBHF"
Calaveras (2025)
Unknown BSicon "uexBHF"
Milpitas (2018)
Unknown BSicon "uexBHF"
Berryessa (2018)
Unknown BSicon "uexBHF"
Alum Rock (2025)
Unknown BSicon "uexBHF"
Downtown San José (2025)
Unknown BSicon "uexBHF"
Diridon/Arena (2025)
Unknown BSicon "uexKBHFe"
Santa Clara (2025)

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The Richmond–Fremont line of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States consists of 18 metro stations from Richmond to Fremont. It passes through El Cerrito, Berkeley, Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, and Union City. Throughout its journey, it shares its tracks with other lines. This was the first of BART's lines to begin regular service; on September 11, 1972, the first revenue-service trains began running between Fremont and MacArthur stations [1]. It is also the only line of the entire BART network that does not serve the city of San Francisco.

BART lines are usually not referred to by the color that identifies them on official system maps, so this line is rarely called the Orange Line, and this term is never used by BART officials. Although it is the only line that serves only the East Bay, it is also rarely called the "East Bay Line" but is almost invariably called "Richmond–Fremont Line", to avoid confusion with all the other lines that provide service to various parts of the East Bay sub-region.

Currently the line is being extended to Warm Springs and then to Berryessa in San Jose. This line will be the only one to go past Warm Springs.

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