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Richmond Station
Bay Area Rapid Transit
BART Rapid transit station
Amtrak Inter-city rail station
TransitHub.jpg
The remodeled station entry under construction 10 years ago in December 2006.
Location 1700 Nevin Way
Richmond, CA 94801
Coordinates 37°56′13″N 122°21′11″W / 37.936811°N 122.353095°W / 37.936811; -122.353095Coordinates: 37°56′13″N 122°21′11″W / 37.936811°N 122.353095°W / 37.936811; -122.353095
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s) BART
     Template:BART lines      Template:BART lines
Amtrak     Capitol Corridor      San Joaquin      California Zephyr
Platforms 1 island platform (Amtrak)
1 island platform (BART)
Tracks 3 (Amtrak)
2 (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
Construction
Parking 624 spaces- Monthly Reserved, Daily (BART patrons only), Extended Weekend (BART patrons only)
no AMTRAK parking
Bicycle facilities Two Lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code RIC (Amtrak)
History
Opened January 29, 1973 (BART)
1978 (Amtrak)
Rebuilt October 18, 2007
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2016) 4,434 exits/day Increase 0.39% (BART)
Passengers (FY 2013) 266,237 Decrease 5.59% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
Terminus Template:BART lines
Template:BART stations
toward Template:BART stations
Template:BART lines
Template:BART stations
toward Template:BART stations
Amtrak
Berkeley
toward [[Template:S-line/Amtrak left/Capitol Corridor (Amtrak station)|Template:S-line/Amtrak left/Capitol Corridor]]
Capitol Corridor
Martinez
toward [[Template:S-line/Amtrak right/Capitol Corridor (Amtrak station)|Template:S-line/Amtrak right/Capitol Corridor]]
Capitol Corridor
under construction
Hercules
toward [[Template:S-line/Amtrak right/Capitol Corridor (Amtrak station)|Template:S-line/Amtrak right/Capitol Corridor]]
Emeryville
toward [[Template:S-line/Amtrak left/San Joaquins (Amtrak station)|Template:S-line/Amtrak left/San Joaquins]]
San Joaquin
Martinez
toward [[Template:S-line/Amtrak right/San Joaquins (Amtrak station)|Template:S-line/Amtrak right/San Joaquins]]
San Joaquin
under construction
Hercules
toward [[Template:S-line/Amtrak right/San Joaquins (Amtrak station)|Template:S-line/Amtrak right/San Joaquins]]
Emeryville
toward [[Template:S-line/Amtrak left/California Zephyr (Amtrak station)|Template:S-line/Amtrak left/California Zephyr]]
California Zephyr
Martinez
toward [[Template:S-line/Amtrak right/California Zephyr (Amtrak station)|Template:S-line/Amtrak right/California Zephyr]]

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.

History

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.

Ridership

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
Island platform, doors will open on the left
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      Capitol Corridor toward Auburn (Martinez)
     San Joaquin toward Bakersfield (Martinez)
     California Zephyr toward Chicago (Martinez)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound      Capitol Corridor toward San Jose (Berkeley)
     San Joaquin toward Oakland – Jack London Square (Emeryville)
     California Zephyr toward Emeryville (Terminus)
     Coast Starlight does not stop here
     Coast Starlight does not stop here →
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