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|BART Rapid transit station
Amtrak Inter-city rail station
The remodeled station entry under construction 10 years ago in December 2006.
|Location||1700 Nevin Way
Richmond, CA 94801
|Owned by||Bay Area Rapid Transit|
Template:BART lines Template:BART lines
Amtrak Capitol Corridor San Joaquin California Zephyr
|Platforms||1 island platform (Amtrak)
1 island platform (BART)
|Connections||AC Transit: Routes 70, 71, 72M, 74, 76, 376 (local); 608, 684, 674, 667, 668, 675, 684 (school days only); 800 (All Nighter)
Golden Gate Transit: Route 42
Richmond Medical Center route BART-Kaiser Shuttle
Richmond Circular Shuttle
|Parking||624 spaces- Monthly Reserved, Daily (BART patrons only), Extended Weekend (BART patrons only)
no AMTRAK parking
|Bicycle facilities||Two Lockers|
|Station code||RIC (Amtrak)|
|Opened||January 29, 1973 (BART)
|Rebuilt||October 18, 2007|
|Passengers (FY 2016)||4,434 exits/day 0.39% (BART)|
|Passengers (FY 2013)||266,237 5.59% (Amtrak)|
Richmond Station is an at-grade Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Amtrak station located in Richmond, California. Each system is served by an island platform. The Capitol Corridor, San Joaquins, and California Zephyr stop here and connect to BART. The station was rebuilt and rededicated on October 18, 2007. The Metro Walk - Richmond Transit Village is adjacent; north of the station is a BART rail yard. Richmond is the north end of BART's Richmond Line; the Richmond - Millbrae Line operates Monday-Saturday during the daytime (although the line does not travel south of Daly City on Saturdays) and the Richmond - Fremont Line operates at all times during regular BART service. This station has been identified as an important hub in the transportation network for metropolitan and statewide planning.
Railway service to Richmond started around 1900 when the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF) opened the western terminus of its line near the port where the rail company ran ferries to take passengers across the bay to the city of San Francisco. Around that same time the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) opened a station just south of the current station at MacDonald Avenue. BART service at this station began along dedicated tracks that paralleled the SP line on January 29, 1973. Amtrak service to the station started, using the SP line's tracks, in early 1978. A station house for the Amtrak service was constructed in 1984. A transit village and rebuild of the western approach to the station was started in 2007 and a dedication ceremony was held on October 18, 2007.
A transit store opened at the station in August 2008, joining other major stations in the system.
The Coast Starlight no longer stops at Richmond as of January 14, 2013.
Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Richmond was the 16th-busiest in FY2012, boarding or alighting an average of about 773 passengers daily.
Platforms and tracks
|BART||Northbound (Platform 1)||←
Template:BART lines termination track|
← Template:BART lines termination track
|Southbound (Platform 2)||→ Template:BART lines toward Daly City or Millbrae (El Cerrito del Norte) →
→ Template:BART lines toward Fremont (El Cerrito del Norte) →
|Passageway||Exit/entrance, Faregates, Ticket machines|
|Amtrak||Northbound||← toward Auburn (Martinez) Capitol Corridor
← toward Bakersfield (Martinez) San Joaquin
← toward California ZephyrChicago (Martinez)
|Southbound||→ toward Capitol CorridorSan Jose (Berkeley) →
toward Oakland – Jack London Square (Emeryville) → San Joaquin
toward Emeryville (Terminus) → California Zephyr
|→ ← does not stop here Coast Starlight
does not stop here → Coast Starlight
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