Bus Route Changes

Courtesy of the Niles Chat Group:

As of March 28th, AC Transit will implement major service changes within the Cities of Fremont and Newark.

The following is a summary of service changes affecting the Niles District:

Line 99 and 211will be merged into a single route from Bayfair BART to Fremont BART via Mission, Decoto Rd, Fremont Blvd. and Mowry. This service will operate every 30 minutes 7 days a week.

 Line 242will be extended from Union City BART to Fremont BART via Decoto Rd., Mission Blvd. and Walnut. This service will operate hourly Monday through Friday.

 Line 345will operate from Union City BART to Fremont BART via Decoto Rd., Mission Blvd. and Walnut. This service will operate hourly during the weekends.

Note:Northbound Line 345 will operate via Gurdwara, Terrace, and King St. Sundays only between the hours of 9 am- 3 pm every 60 minutes.

 Line 216service via Peralta between Mowry and Fremont Blvd. will be discontinued. The new route will operate via Niles Road, Mission Blvd., Mowry, Civic Center, Walnut,  Fremont BART, Walnut, Civic Center, Mowry, Fremont Blvd. directly to Washington High School and Centerville JHS.  This service will operate hourly from 6 am to 7 pm and are timed with Washington High School’s  start and dismissal bell times.

 Line 216 service will allow a seamless connection between the Niles Community with Washington HS and Centerville JHS without the need of a  transfer. Most importantly it will allow students with after school activities to return home on a later bus.


Other associated FUSD routes:


Line 264Connecting the Ardenwood Area with American High School.

Line 239Connecting Mission San Jose and Warm Springs with Irvington High School and Horner Jr. High


For more information please visit our website at www.actransit.org

In the upcoming weeks AC Transit will be releasing schedule and routing information including pocket timetables, and route maps.

Matt Artz


  1. Once again, AC Transit has ignored the wishes of homeowners and continue to pander to a certain ethnic group with this community dividing bus service. Many may think neighborhood tension and hostilities have subsided, but nothing could be farther from the truth.

    California Terrace residents want the imposed bus line out of our neighborhood. It was ill advised, it is dangerous, it is contemptuous, and it was forced upon us with out our consent to favor a special interest group with connections and influence and city hall. Fremont doesn’t care about homeowners only people outside Fremont.AC Transit calls it developing a new market to service less than 13 riders a day.

    As long a theocratic national flag continues to fly over the neighborhood, we will never matter.

  2. The author above is absolutely right. One thing I noticed is that of all of the routes, the Terrace Gurdwara service is the ONLY service that runs through a housing tract. All of the rest of the routes are major avenues, boulevards/ highways…but not a little housing tract with kids playing in a park, while the bus speeds by 15 miles or more over the speed limit. The addition of an unwanted bus to our neighborhood is completely one-sided, and insisting that a compromise of having the bus run here on Sunday is the most ridiculous of all, given that the streets are blocked by the temples trafic. We have a huge shortage of geniuses who figured this out. Just keep it in mind that went someone gets killed…the waste will hit the proverbial fan.
    ps. There is absolutely NO reason that this site should have to have my address.

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