Click to see time lapse photos of the construction of the Civic Center Station over the past 6 months.
With the upcoming launch of our sbX rapid transit service on April 28th, we thought it might be fun to look back to see how far we’ve come. Click the photo above for time lapse photos of the construction of the sbX Civic Center Station taken over the past six months. Photos were shot from the pedestrian bridge near E Street and Court Street in Downtown San Bernardino.
We’ve definitely come a long way! The pictures below give a closer look at the finished station and the surrounding area today.
The street has been transformed with a center station platform and dedicated bus lanes.
New railings and landscaping dress up the sidewalks on either side of the station and help prevent pedestrians from jaywalking.
Landscaping and rails along the opposite sidewalk at the Civic Center Station
Digital signs show arrival times. Shelter roofs and windscreens protect passengers from wind, rain and sun.
Yellow truncated dome pads along the sides of the platform help guide riders with vision impairments
These small light poles located between railings at the far ends of the station provide lighting along the platform and enhance the landscaped areas.
sbX rapid transit vehicle on a test run by the Civic Center Station
Light bars incorporated into the roof of the shelter provide light for evening travelers while the transparent glass windscreens ensures good visibility.
Along the platform pavement, glazed ceramic tiles by artist Robert Delgardo tell the story of the past and history of the area. The tiles incorporate photo studies of the downtown area, interviews with local residents and research from historical archives.
Please click photo above for expanded view.
Several of you were interested in a a closer look at the site plan for the San Bernardino Transit Center, so we’re posting a more detailed version. Keep in mind that these plans are only 15% and are subject to change. The design and construction is being managed by the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG). Construction is tentatively set to begin in June 2013. The project is expected to be open by September 2014, but the bus bays will be open by January 2014 for transfers with sbX.
Right now the building is about 17,000 square feet and will include:
- Customer service area
- Public restrooms
- Operator break room and restrooms
- Public meeting rooms and training center
- Two small retail spaces (empty shells)
- Maintenance area
- Bike center (with secure bike parking, repairs, and possible short-term rentals)
What do you think of the plans for the new transit center?