The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (Transportation Authority) is working with Caltrain to study a potential new Caltrain Station at Oakdale Avenue. The Bayview community identified the potential to develop a Caltrain station at an Oakdale Avenue site as a high priority in several planning processes, including the Bayview Hunters Point Community Revitalization Concept Plan and the Bayview Connections Project Plan.
The proposed station is intended to:
- Support economic development in the Bayview
- Improve transit access to Peninsula job centers
- Create a new community node with enhanced pedestrian access.
Download the Caltrain Oakdale Station Study Fact Sheet.
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority has now completed a draft Ridership Study to further assess demand for a station under different scenarios. The study found that:
- A potential station at Oakdale Avenue would have strong ridership, with the potential for approximately 4,700 daily boardings and alightings in 2030.
- Riders would primarily come from the neighborhoods surrounding the station, including the Bayview, Hunters Point, Silver Terrace, and Bernal Heights, and use the service to commute to Peninsula employment centers.
- Most passengers would access the station by walking and taking transit, with a smaller share by bicycle and only 10% by auto. Auto access could be further reduced with strategies including pedestrian and bicycle improvements, parking management, and local shuttles.
The Ridership Study will be presented to the Transportation Authority Board in March 2014.
Download the Ridership Study Draft Final Report presented to the Transportation Authority Citizens Advisory Committee on February 26, 2014.
ENGINEERING FEASIBILITY STUDY
In 2005, the Transportation Authority completed an engineering feasiblity study that evaluated alternative conceptual design options for constructing a Caltrain station at Oakdale Avenue between Phelps Street and Quint Street through technical investigations and an inclusive community-based planning process. Consulting firm HNTB was selected to perform engineering feasibility studies, existing conditions analysis, alternatives analysis on station concept designs, outreach, and planning level cost estimation for a proposed Caltrain station at the Oakdale Avenue site. The Study demonstrated that it is feasible to construct a Caltrain station at Oakdale Avenue and also developed conceptual station designs for the station site through a community-based planning and design process.
Download the Final Report for the station feasibility study.
The station is estimated to cost approximately $50 million. Potential funding sources include Prop K Transportation Sales Tax and other local, regional and federal funds.
The Ridership Study is expected to be finalized in early 2014. Following the effort, the Transportation Authority and Caltrain will work together to consider and evaluate potential service levels and other issues. Detailed design and environmental review could begin in 2016.
The Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood is located in the southeast portion of San Francisco, and was served by Caltrain at Paul Avenue until its closure in 1999. The Caltrain line enters a tunnel section immediately north of Paul Avenue and emerges from the tunnel just south of Oakdale Avenue in the Bayview neighborhood. Interest in relocating the Paul Ave station to the Oakdale site originated about two decades ago. The Paul Avenue station was served by only a few trains per day, and was perceived as unsafe and inconvenient to residential and key commercial destinations. The potential for constructing a station at Oakdale was evaluated as part of a 1988 Caltrans study, which established feasibility but also raised questions about cost. Subsequently, the Bayview Hunters Point Community Revitalization Concept Plan was completed, reviving interest in studies to evaluate engineering, design and cost issues at the Oakdale site.
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority began the Bayview-Oakdale Caltrain Station Study by convening an inter-agency technical advisory committee comprised of representatives from the Planning Department, Redevelopment Agency, MTA/Muni, Port of San Francisco, and Caltrain JPB (the Study Team). The study was also guided by the Bayview Project Area Committee, Land Use and Transportation Subcommittee.
The Bayview community identified the potential to develop a Caltrain station at an Oakdale Avenue site as a high priority in several planning processes, including the Bayview Hunters Point Community Revitalization Concept Plan and the Bayview Connections Project Plan. Local transportation sales tax funding for the Caltrain Oakdale Station project was included in the voter-approved Proposition K Expenditure Plan. If implemented, a station at Oakdale Avenue would provide better regional access to and from the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood and surrounding area, improve connections with local Muni bus and rail services, and contribute to community revitalization and neighborhood development efforts.
Two station concept plans, the Basic Concept Plan and the Enhanced Concept Plan, were developed as part of the 2005 Feasibility Study. Both plans exceed the minimum requirements necessary for a Caltrain station, but have different funding requirements due to the additional station elements included in the Enhanced option.
A community workshop was held on June 29, 2004 to review station area concepts. Station options presented at the community workshop include the Basic Concept Plan and the Enhanced Concept Plan (links download a PDF version of the maps above, 1.5MB and 8.5MB, respectively), which both exceed the minimum requirements necessary for a Caltrain station. The Basic and Enhanced options have different funding requirements because of the additional station elements that are included in the Enhanced option. In addition to the concept plans, the following presentation boards were presented at the public meeting:
- Station Entrances
- Station Sections
- Community Feedback from Workshop 1
- Station Area Map
- Station Study Process
- Next Steps
The following handouts were distributed at the public meeting:
Workshop photos of community members working in small groups to identify station priorities provided by Mike Kan (taken June 29, 2004).
A community workshop was held on September 28, 2004 to review the findings of the Bayview-Oakdale Caltrain Station Study and to report back to the community regarding key issues that have come up throughout the public outreach process. In addition to presenting the Basic and Enhanced station concepts, the workshop team also presented additional details about safety and security, public art, and economic development.
The following design details were also presented at the public meeting:
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