Centerville Train Depot Paid Parking Program

Paid Parking at the Centerville parking lots will go into effect Monday, November 4, 2019. Daily parking rates will apply. 

The Centerville Train Depot is an important asset and resource to the community serving as a significant transit hub in Fremont. In an effort to address the unauthorized use of the Centerville Train Depot parking lot and reinforce its intended use of providing parking primarily for transit users, the City of Fremont is proposing a Centerville Train Depot Paid Parking program.  The parking fee program will provide resources for the management and security of the parking lot.
Centerville Train Depot Parking Lot
Centerville Train Depot Parking Lot
Centerville Train Depot sign
Centerville Train Depot Parking Lot 3

Project Overview

The Centerville Train Depot Paid Parking program was approved by City Council on May 7, 2019. Construction work is complete and included:

  • Marking parking spaces with stall numbers and identifying the spaces for use as daily or short-term parking.   
  • Establishing a designated loading area for pick-up and drop-off for shuttle buses and their passengers.
  • Installation of kiosks throughout the parking lot for payment, and launching an app available to make payments by mobile phone. 
  • Installation of Security cameras throughout the Depot and passenger loading area
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Given the resources required for ongoing maintenance and operations, the City delayed the implementation of the paid parking program while various other improvements were being completed, including striping, numbering, crack sealing, landscaping, and site cleanup. In the meantime, a partnership was formed with the Altamont Corridor Express to install, maintain, operate, and monitor a video surveillance system at the North Parking Lot, located east of the depot. The security cameras are expected to be installed this spring.

In addition to the video surveillance system, a Request for Proposals (RFP) has been written for daily security and maintenance staff. With the help of the Fremont Police Department, an enforcement plan for unauthorized parking and activity has been strategically developed.

Enhanced Security and Enforcement will include the following:

  • The program will enable staff to monitor and/or regulate the site more effectively to support the intended use.
  • Staff will enforce parking violations balancing the need with other prioritized calls for service in other areas of the city. The combination of area patrols and enforcement by City staff and private security will deter crime.
  • Added site presence will help staff to identify the needs of the area creating a coordinated response.
  • Improvements include improved access for emergency vehicles, landscaping, improvements to the parking lots and depot Café building.

For more information, please call: (510) 494-4700 or by email

Parking is available on a first come, first served basis


A daily parking fee of $3.00 at the Centerville Train Depot is scheduled to be implemented on weekdays, Monday from 12:00 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. Friday effective November 4, 2019. Notices displaying the daily parking fee will be posted at the station and apply to the designated "Fee" area of the station. Parking will remain free on weekends and holidays. 

Daily Parking Fee

Single Day fees would be good for 24 hours from the time of purchase.    For example, a person could purchase parking at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday and the parking would be paid through Wednesday, 7:29 a.m. 

Daily parking paid on Friday is good for 72 hours.  Parking purchased on Friday at 7:30 a.m. would be good thru 7:29 a.m. the following Monday. Customers using the ADA accessible parking spaces would also be required to pay the established parking fees at times when those fees would be in effect.

Designated Parking Areas

Parking Lots

As part of the proposed paid parking program, two designated parking lots are proposed to be used for the Centerville Train Station. The main parking lot is located adjacent to the Centerville Train Depot. A second parking lot is located on the southeast side of the train tracks adjacent to Bill Ball Plaza. The City is also exploring other options to be developed to further address parking demand at the Centerville Station.  

Zipcar Parking

Parking would continue to be free in designated spaces for Zipcar vehicles only, on a first come, first-served basis.

Motorcycle Parking

Motorcycles would continue to park free of charge in designated motorcycle parking areas. However, if a motorcycle is parked in a numbered stall in the daily fee area, then the owner would be required to pay the parking fee from 12:00 a.m. Monday to 11:59 p.m. Friday.

Parking Holidays

Parking fee requirements would not be enforced in fee designated parking lots on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Veterans Day
Martin Luther King Day
Presidents Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day

Payment Options

Parking lots are Pay by Plate only. Please remember to make note of your license plate number as you will need to enter it in the options below.

There are two options to pay for pay parking:

1. Credit Card and Debit Card Payment

    A) Proceed to any parking kiosk located in either designated parking lot.
    B) Enter information from the prompt at the kiosk.  
    C) Insert your credit card.
    D) Payment for the parking stall is validated for 24 hours; except Friday purchases which are valid for 72 hours.

2. Remotely pay for parking through a mobile parking app - Instructions and app can be downloaded at  

 *Note: The North lot next to the Depot Cafe is Zone # 1592. The South lot next to Peralta Blvd. is Zone # 1593.

Entering Your License Plate

The Centerville Train depot parking lots confirm payment of your parking session based on your license plate. Accurate entry of your plate is important so you do not get a citation.

  • If you have a license plate with stacked letters or special symbols, enter only the “full size” numbers and letters. Special symbols should not be entered.
  • Do not enter any spaces. “MY CAR” should be entered as “MYCAR"

​For Example:

lic 1
Enter 5752
lic 2

Enter 57524

lic 4
lic 3
Enter FRE510