Marin Civic Center station

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Marin Civic Center
Northbound train at Marin Civic Center station, August 2018.jpg
A northbound train at Marin Civic Center station in 2018
Location 3801 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, California
United States
Coordinates 38°00′06″N 122°32′15″W / 38.0016°N 122.5374°W / 38.0016; -122.5374Coordinates: 38°00′06″N 122°32′15″W / 38.0016°N 122.5374°W / 38.0016; -122.5374
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities 8 spaces[1]
Other information
Station code MCC
Fare zone 1
Opened June 29, 2017 (2017-06-29) (preview service)[2]
August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25) (full service)
Preceding station   Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit   Following station

Marin Civic Center is a Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit station in San Rafael. It is located adjacent to the Marin County Civic Center, from which it gets its name.

SMART does not own the land upon which the parking lot is located, and all parking fees for this station are paid to the owner: the County of Marin.[3]


BART proposed a train station near the current location as part of the Marin Line in a report sent to the approving counties in 1961.[4] Marin's exit from the Bay Area Rapid Transit District halted these plans.

The current station opened to preview service on June 29, 2017; full commuter service commenced on August 25, 2017.[2][5]


  1. ^ Prado, Mark (2 November 2016). "Critics say SMART bike parking plan needs more spaces". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b Prado, Mark (26 June 2017). "SMART offers free 'preview' service starting Thursday". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Marin IJ Editorial: Don't price the public out of public transit". Marin Independent Journal. 16 April 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Rapid Transit for the San Francisco Bay Area" (PDF). LA Metro Library. Parsons Brinkerhoff / Tudor / Bechtel. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  5. ^ "SMART PREVIEW: TAKE A RIDE WITH US". SMART. SMART. Retrieved 29 June 2017.

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Media related to Marin Civic Center station at Wikimedia Commons

  • SMART - Marin Civic Center

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