• Timeline of The Hercules HUB

Bay Trail East Phase: Completed July 2016

The eastern extension of the East Bay Regional Parks District Trail (Bay Trail) connects the project site to the historically disadvantaged unincorporated community of Rodeo. Construction of the 3,000-foot trail extension and adjacent retaining walls cleared space for the future track realignment north of the station.

Path to Transit: Completed May 2017

The Path to Transit extended John Muir Parkway to provide roadway access for vehicles and buses, which is necessary for WestCAT to provide service to the area. In addition, the Path to Transit also provided access via new bicycle lanes and sidewalks, plus 1,550 linear feet of Refugio Creek restoration paralleled by a new Creekside Trail.

Bay Trail West: Completed March 2019

The western extension of the Bay Trail connecting the project site to the city of Pinole. This 1,250-foot segment was the remaining link in the Bay Trail system within the City limits.

Utility Relocations Phase: Next

This phase will relocate utilities away from the center of the UPRR right of way to avoid conflicts with the proposed track, platform, and railroad bridge.

Track, Signal, Platforms Phase: Upcoming

During this phase, the station’s platform will be built, track signals installed, and the track realigned to allow for the new stop. Track curvature improvements and upgrades will result in increased safety. A pedestrian overcrossing will provide access from the station plaza over the tracks and to the platform. This overcrossing structure will continue beyond the platform to the Hercules Point to provide pedestrian access to San Pablo Bay.  

Rail Station Construction: Upcoming

During this final phase, the station plaza will be completed, including a bus circulation area for local bus service, passenger drop-off areas, and safe bicycle and pedestrian travel paths to Bayfront Boulevard. 


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