Fremont station is an important regional transit transfer point, as it is a hub for AC Transit and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) buses. AC Transit's U Transbay Line, which uses the Dumbarton Bridge and also connects to Stanford University, the Altamont Commuter Express and Amtrak at Fremont's Centerville station. Local AC Transit buses provide service within Fremont, and some extend to nearby Union City. VTA Express buses provide service to San Jose and other destinations in the South Bay, along the only part of the ring around the Bay that is not covered by rail connections (Fremont Centerville Amtrak & Altamont Commuter Express station is about two miles away; the nearest current Capitol Corridor connection is at Oakland Coliseum Station although one is proposed for Union City.).
Service at this station began on September 11, 1972. On October 2, 1972 a car ran off the tracks at this station due to a component failure.