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Opening Date Set for BART Warm Springs Extension

9:20 AM PDT on March 13, 2017

Photo: MTC

Life for commuters heading north from Warm Springs and South Fremont is about to get a little easier. After months of delay and glitches, it looks as if BART finally has its extension ready to roll. It announced the opening date, March 25.

From BART's official announcement:

BART’s Warm Springs Extension will open for service on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The 5.4-mile extension connects the existing Fremont Station to the new Warm Springs/South Fremont Station. The new station includes 2,082 parking spots, including 42 electronic car charging stations as well as intermodal connections to A/C Transit and VTA buses.

“This will be history in the making,” said BART Director Tom Blalock, in the official announcement. “This will bring BART service to the residents of fast growing south Fremont. They’ll have a reliable, environmentally-responsible alternative to driving on the sometime nightmarish Nimitz Freeway.”

The opening brings BART closer to its larger extension plans, to reach San Jose, connecting the East Bay to Silicon Valley.

BART will host an opening celebration from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 24 at the new Warm Spring station, 45193 Warm Springs Blvd. Free bus shuttles will be provided from Fremont Station.

BART, meanwhile, put together this video tour of the new station:

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