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Operator BART
System Type Metro
Year Opened 1972
# of Lines 5
# of Cars 670
Mileage 104 miles
Gauge 1676 mm
Stations 43
Power 3rd Rail
Fare Media Stored Value Tkts
Website BART
Data Date 2006
1st Visit 10/1992
Last Visit 6/2013
% Rode 95%

California Transit > San Francisco
BART Rail system

San Francisco

BART is a major link for the Bay Area. It proved its worth during the big earthquake several years ago. 

There is debate if BART is a true metro, as I have classified it. It is probably closer to what Germans would call an S-Bahn. S-Bahn's have higher frequency than commuter trains, and often they use mid-city tunnels. This is very close to what BART is. It is a regional rail system serving many cities around the Bay. 

The extension to San Francisco Airport is now open, and construction for the Warm Springs extension should start soon. BART uses stored value printed tickets and now Clipper Smartcard tickets for fare collection.



  Station Routes Served Photos New
  Balboa Park MR APB DDP DF 6  
  Colma MR APB     3  
  Concord APB       2  
  Dublin/Pleasanton DDP       4  
  El Cerrito Plaza MR RF     3  
  Embarcadero MR APB DDP DF 2  
  Fremont DF RF     3  
  Lafayette APB       1  
  MacArthur MR APB RF   1  
  Millbrae MR APB     10  
Montgomery MR APB DDP DF 3  
  North Berkeley MR RF     1  
  Pleasant Hill APB       8  
  Powell MR APB DDP DF 9  
  San Bruno MR APB     5  
  SFO Airport APB       11  
  Walnut Creek APB       2  
  Yards         5  
MR = Millbrae (or Daly City) - Richmond line
APB = Airport - Pittsburg/Bay Point Line
DDP = Daly City - Dublin/Pleasanton Line
DF = Daly City - Fremont Line
RF = Richmond - Fremont Line

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