New Warm Springs/South Fremont BART station to open Saturday

FREMONT (KRON) — After delays, and other challenges, BART finally unveiled their new Warm Springs/South Fremont station in Fremont Friday.

The new station located at 45193 Warm Springs Blvd. is set to officially open on Saturday.

BART broke ground on the new 5.4 mile extention from Fremont in 2009.

Originally it was supposed to open sooner, but that got pushed back.

Even with all the delays, the project came in at more than $100 million under the original $890 million budget.

The new station includes 2,082 parking spaces, 42 electronic car-changing stations and intermodal connectors to Alameda-Contra Costa Transit and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority buses, according to BART.

BART officials estimate that between 6,000 and 7,000 passengers will board the new station on weekdays, with ridership building over time.

The Warm Springs/South Fremont Station is also solar powered and features the largest art installation in the BART system.

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