Passenger Transport June 2017 Vol 75 No 11 - 18

2017 RAIL CONFERENCE

BART's Newest Station
Emphasizes Sustainability

T

he San Francisco Bay Area Rapid
Transit District's (BART) newest
station is already proving to be
a boon to both commuters in southern
Alameda County and the environment.
The new Warm Springs/South Fremont Station, which opened in March,

is state-of-the-art and embodies BART's
commitment to sustainability, which
can be seen in details ranging from the
open-concept layout of the station to
the native and drought-tolerant landscaping that surrounds the station area.
Warm Springs provides an example

of drainage by design. Grass, pebbles,
shrubs and olive trees soak up and filter
water that eventually flows into San
Francisco Bay. The station also has an
underground surge basin, larger than
an Olympic-size swimming pool, which
allows for water to recirculate for other
uses or be discharged slowly to prevent
overwhelming drainage areas.
BART designed Warm Springs to take
advantage of the sun, installing solar
panels atop the station's concourse
roof while other panels provide shade

Solar panels throughout BART's Warm Springs
Station provide enough energy to meet the
station's daytime power needs.

for parked cars. Those panels
provide enough energy for the
station's daytime power needs,
including 22 charging stations
that can accommodate up to
42 electric vehicles (EV) in the
Warm Springs lot. Passenger
response to this new pilot program will help BART to develop
a long-term EV charging plan.
Solar power at Warm Springs
is part of BART's overall commitment to get 100 percent of
its electricity from zero carbon
sources by 2035.
Warm Springs is already
home to one of the fastestgrowing innovation districts
in Silicon Valley and the new
BART station is a critical part
of future development. The
Warm Springs Innovation District accounts for an estimated
20,000 jobs and area officials
say that total could double
in the years ahead, with the
arrival of BART providing a
new and convenient way for
tech workers to get to those
jobs.

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