BART – Hayward Maintenance Complex


Client: Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
Location: Oakland, CA
Size: 150,000 SF-Component Repair Shop & 16,000 SF Service and Storage Canopy
Cost: $98,400,000
Completion Date: September 2017

AVA’s Role

AVA is tasked to provide final design services, including all necessary drawings, details, calculations, and technical specifications for a complete HVAC system, all plumbing systems, and fire protection systems required for this new component repair shop. Additionally, AVA will provide mechanical, HVAC, plumbing and fire protection services along with complete architecture and engineering design for a new 16,000 sq. ft service and storage canopy.


BART has prioritized three interrelated capital investment initiatives to ensure the system can safely, efficiently, and comfortably serve current and new riders, as part of its Fleet of the Future program; The Hayward Maintenance Complex (HMC) will ensure that BART’s maintenance and repair capacity is sufficient to support the new railcar fleet for both the current system and system expansions. This new maintenance facility will maintain and store the expanded fleet.

HMC will cost approximately $432 million, and a funding plan has been developed by BART and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to cover the full project cost. Creation of the HMC is jointly supported by BART and the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA).

Hayward Maintenance Complex (HMC) project will consist of acquisition and improvement to three properties containing four existing warehouses adjacent to the west side of the existing Hayward Shop and maintenance yard, two warehouse buildings would be demolished; and a new Vehicle Level Overhaul Shop and a new Component Repair Shop would be constructed, the other two warehouse are proposed for the Central warehouse and the Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Shop. Other improvement includes the construction of additional storage tracks for a maximum of 250 vehicles on undeveloped BART property on the east side of the Hayward Yard.

The completed component repair shop will be approximately 150,000 SF in total area, encompassing a 117,000 SF ground level with a 33,000 SF mezzanine level. The facility will house major components: The truck shop, electronic repair shop, and electro-mechanical repair shop. The component repair shop will have the capacity to maintain components necessary to support no fewer than one thousand railcars.