Board adopts Warm Springs fare at night board meeting
With the Warm Springs extension project rapidly approaching completion, the BART Board of Directors voted to adopt the station’s new fare schedule during its night meeting on July 23rd.
The Warm Springs Extension adds 5.4-miles of new tracks from the existing Fremont Station south to a new station in the Warm Springs District, and is expected to enter service this coming December.
Fares to the Warm Springs Station will be between 40 and 45 cents more than the current fares to Fremont Station. For example, the 35-mile trip from Embarcadero to Warm Springs will be $6.35 in December, versus the current $5.95 Embarcadero to Fremont fare. Starting in January of 2016 with the planned inflation-based fare increase, Embarcadero to Warm Springs would be $6.60.
The fares are calculated in the same distance-based way that BART has always planned fares, and all discounts offered on the rest of the BART system will be given at this station. Polling was conducted in 2011 and 2015 and determined that approximately 70% of riders feel the fare is fair.
Below is a sample fare table that includes both regular fares and discounted fares from various stations to the new Warm Springs station.
**This article was updated after the fares were adopted by the Board.