BART Livermore Valley Extension Maintenance Facility

Client: Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
Location: Oakland, CA
Size: Retrofit of BART Bay Fair Station with 700′ Platform, Concourse, and Ancillary Equipment Rooms
Size: 50,000 SF+
Cost: $36 Million
Completion Date: June 16, 2016, Preliminary Engineering Design


Anil Verma Associates, Inc. (AVA) was in charge of developing the facility programming, and the Lead Architect / Engineer (Structural, MEP, and Systems) of the facility during the Preliminary Engineering Design Phase. AVA also did the evaluation report for the Maintenance Strategies of the Livermore Extension DMU-EMU System.


The Maintenance Facility Campus is located north of I580 in the Livermore Hills just east of Las Positas College, and roughly a mile past the proposed Isabel Station. The maintenance facility is two-story steel frame building, enclosing a high-bay space over three maintenance tracks with a mezzanine (catwalk) level for train roof access, spare parts and shop areas, management staff offices, operations staff offices, shop staff offices, a loading dock, and circulation spaces. The yard control tower is also located in the facility. This facility will be used for both Full and Primary maintenance activities for the wayside, station related equipment, and for the DMU-EMU Vehicle Fleet e.g.; rebuilding of traction motors and/or diesel engines, elevator/escalator maintenance, fare collection machines, rail grinding/ballast tamping, rebuilding of trucks, vehicle brake equipment, vehicle HVAC maintenance, EMU maintenance of catenary and power equipment, wheel truing/re-profiling and/or replacement of the vehicle wheels, etc. The facility is also designed for sustainability taking advantage of the large roof and local climatic conditions.

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