Looking at the Oxblue camera view for Warm Springs reveals little outward change. The station outwardly looked close to finished, but there are still some shipping containers scattered over the parking lot.
Toll Brothers buys land near Fremont Warm Springs BART station - Silicon Valley Business Journal
The 34-acre site — a short distance from the Tesla Motors plant — comes with approvals for roughly 1,000 residential units, ranging from dense apartments to condo flats and townhomes. All told, it’s among the largest housing projects moving forward in Bay Area.
One of the article's illustrations shows an artist's conception of 5-story apartment buildings. Another one shows a map view, complete with a "retail plaza". That plaza will be close to the northeast corner of the Warm Springs Station's parking lot, and it will have 5000 square feet of floor area. That's 70 ft * 70 ft. A BART railcar is about 70 ft long, so that figure is not as impressive as it looks. It also may not be much competition for food trucks at the station itself.
The Oxblue cam reveals that construction has already started, though at this stage, it's mostly clearing the ground.
The article, dated June 15, states that the Warm Spring extension should open in the 3rd quarter of this year (2016). It's the beginning of the second month of that quarter, and there is still nothing at BART's site about when it will open.
Roadshow: BART may start running to San Jose in late 2017 - Mercury News
-- in response to a reader's question,
A That's what the Valley Transportation Authority insists, even though its website lists 2018. In the next couple of months the tracks will be energized and then testing will begin. As for Warm Springs, BART says that extension will open this fall after more testing -- a message we've been hearing for far too long.
VTA: Test trains at Milpitas BART Station up and running in six months - Mercury News
"Right now for the Milpitas station they are putting in some of the track work in the boarding area, some improvements for the pedestrian overcross which will connect the BART station to the VTA station," Franklin said. "The parking garages have been topped off, the whole structure is complete and both the Milpitas and Berryessa stations will have 1,200 parking spots."
She added all related trench work -- where trains go underground in places between the Milpitas station and the Berryessa BART Station in San Jose -- for the $2.3 billion extension has also been completed.
"For Milpitas, people would enter the station building at ground level and take the stairs or elevators down below ground to the loading platform," Franklin said.
There are some trenches outside that section of line, trenches just north of the Milpitas station and at Dixon Landing Road. The Milpitas one looks done, but the DLR one?
Here is the status of everything but the BART line along the route:
Milpitas Station Campus Update - Spring 2016 - YouTube
- Mission and Warren area -- almost all done
- Kato Road -- done
- Dixon Landing Road -- construction continues
- Montague Expwy. -- almost all done
- Capitol Blvd. -- done(?)
- Trade Zone Blvd. --- done
- Hostetter Rd. -- done
- Sierra Rd. and Lundy Ave. -- done
- Berryessa trackway -- done
mentions plans for an additional pedestrian bridge to the Milpitas station, one over Montague Expressway to the north of it.
Its YouTube channel also has a video with a simulation of a tunnel boring machine, suggesting that TBM's will be used through downtown San Jose, rather than cut-and-cover.