The 8.6-kilometre extension of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to a new station in Fremont, California makes it more convenient for commuters travelling to Oakland and San Francisco.
WSP played a key role on this project, providing design and construction-phase services that included civil, structural, rail systems and tunnel/geotechnical engineering, including the design of a 1.6-kilometre tunnel under Lake Elizabeth in Fremont Central Park.
“On the BART extension, we had a solid local team that leveraged the firm’s global expertise to make the project a success,” says Tony Murphy, Project Manager based in San Francisco.
The Warm Springs/South Fremont station offers more than 2,000 parking spaces, and the estimated 6,000-7,000 riders using the extension every weekday take thousands of cars off the roads. The project was completed in March 2017, nearly USD 100 million under budget projections.
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