Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line

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Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line
BART train west of Dublin Pleasanton station, May 2018.JPG
A Daly City bound train in the I-580 median west of Dublin/Pleasanton station in the Tri-Valley
TypeRapid transit
SystemBay Area Rapid Transit
East Bay
San Francisco Peninsula
Daly City (weekdays and Saturdays)
MacArthur (Sundays)
OpenedMay 10, 1997 (1997-05-10)
Operator(s)San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Line length35.7 miles (57.5 km)
Track gauge5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm)
ElectrificationThird rail, 1000 V DC
Operating speed70 mph (110 km/h)[1]
Route map

Dublin / Pleasanton – Daly City
Dublin /
West Dublin/​Pleasanton
Castro Valley
Richmond–Warm Springs/South Fremont
Warm Springs/South Fremont–Daly City
Bay Fair
San Leandro
enlarge… Coliseum
Amtrak Parking
Oakland International Airport
Lake Merritt
West Oakland
Alameda County
San Francisco County
Embarcadero BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg San Francisco Ferry Building
Montgomery Street BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg
Powell Street BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg
Civic Center/​UN Plaza BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg
16th Street Mission
24th Street Mission
Glen Park BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Parking
San Jose /
Glen Park
Balboa Park BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg
San Francisco County
San Mateo County
Daly City
Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae

The Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) line in the San Francisco Bay Area that runs between Dublin/Pleasanton station and Daly City station. It has 18 stations in Dublin, Pleasanton, Castro Valley, San Leandro, Oakland, San Francisco, and Daly City. The line is colored blue on maps, and BART has begun to call it the Blue Line.[2]

Sunday service on the line does not run to Daly City, but instead to MacArthur station in Oakland.


Of BART's five primary rapid transit services, the Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line was the most recent to open. Service began when the Dublin/Pleasanton extension opened on May 10, 1997.[3] The West Dublin/Pleasanton infill station was added to the line on February 19, 2011.[4]

SFO/Millbrae extension service[edit]

September 2005 BART map showing only the Dublin/Pleasanton line operating south of Daly City

When the SFO/Millbrae extension opened on June 22, 2003, BART extended the Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line to SFO. BART truncated this line back to Daly City and rerouted the Pittsburg/Bay Point line to SFO in its place on February 9, 2004. San Mateo County is not a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, so SamTrans funded the county's BART service. When the extension's lower-than-expected ridership caused SamTrans to accrue deficits, BART agreed to SamTrans' request to operate only this line south of Daly City effective September 12, 2005.

SamTrans and BART reached an agreement in February 2007 in which SamTrans would transfer control and financial responsibility of the SFO/Millbrae extension to BART, in return for BART receiving additional fixed funding from SamTrans and other sources.[5] BART has since again increased service south of Daly City, but this line now terminates at Daly City.

Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line's south-of-Daly City service
Date of change Service south of Daly City
June 22, 2003 Daly City–SFO[6]
February 9, 2004 none[7]
September 12, 2005 Daly City–SFO/Millbrae[8]
January 1, 2008 Daly City–Millbrae (evenings/weekends)[9]
September 14, 2009 none[10]

2019 changes[edit]

MacArthur-bound train at 19th Street Oakland in February 2019

On February 11, 2019, the line began operating between MacArthur station and Dublin/Pleasanton station on Sundays. The change was to allow single-tracking in the Market Street Subway during electrical work, with only the Antioch–SFO/Millbrae line running through the Transbay Tube to serve San Francisco.[11]


Station Jurisdiction County Opened Other BART
Dublin/​Pleasanton Dublin / Pleasanton Alameda May 10, 1997
West Dublin/​Pleasanton February 19, 2011
Castro Valley Castro Valley May 10, 1997
Bay Fair San Leandro September 11, 1972          
San Leandro
Coliseum Oakland               
Lake Merritt
12th Street Oakland City Centerdagger          dagger
19th Street Oaklanddagger
West Oakland September 16, 1974               
Embarcadero San Francisco San Francisco May 27, 1976
Montgomery Street November 5, 1973
Powell Street
Civic Center/​UN Plaza
16th Street Mission
24th Street Mission
Glen Park
Balboa Park
Daly City Daly City San Mateo
dagger Sunday service


  1. ^ "BART Sustainable Communities Operations Analysis" (PDF). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  2. ^ "February 11 schedule change impacts weekdays and Sundays" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. January 15, 2019.
  3. ^ "BART Chronology January 1947 – March 2009" (PDF). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "Ceremony to commemorate new West Dublin/Pleasanton Station planned for Feb. 18". Bay Area Rapid Transit. January 28, 2011. Retrieved April 9, 2013.
  5. ^ "BART-SFO Settlement Agreement and Release of Claims" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Commission. February 14, 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 12, 2009.
  6. ^ Cabanatuan, Michael (April 18, 2003). "BART to link to SFO June 22 / After many delays, latest date is firm, transit officials say". San Francisco Chronicle.
  7. ^ Cabanatuan, Michael (February 7, 2004). "BART changing schedule so more go to SFO / Peninsula ridership below expectations, needs a boost". San Francisco Chronicle.
  8. ^ Murphy, Dave (August 11, 2005). "PENINSULA / BART to airport to be cut / Weekend trains to be kept on Peninsula". San Francisco Chronicle.
  9. ^ Gordon, Rachel (December 9, 2007). "BART to raise fares, increase train frequency starting Jan. 1". San Francisco Chronicle.
  10. ^ "Off-peak service reductions began Monday, September 14th" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. September 15, 2009.
  11. ^ "February 11 schedule change impacts weekdays and Sundays" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. January 15, 2019.

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