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Lake Merritt (BART station)

Lake Merritt
A Richmond-bound BART train arriving at the Lake Merritt Station
Station statistics
Address 800 Madison Street
Oakland, CA 94607 USA
Connections AC Transit: Routes 11, 26, 62, 88 (local)
Platforms Island
Parking 207 spaces- Monthly Reserved Permit, Daily ($1/day), Single Daily Reserved Permit, Extended Weekend (free), Midday (free after 3pm), and Long Term/Airport Permit[1]
Bicycle facilities 32 Lockers
Other information
Opened September 11, 1972
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Passengers (FY 2013) 6,441 exits/day[2] Increase 7.1%
Preceding station   Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Fremont
toward Richmond
Fremont–Daly City
toward Daly City
Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City

The Lake Merritt Bay Area Rapid Transit station is located in Downtown Oakland, in the U.S. state of California on Oak Street near Lake Merritt, Chinatown, Laney College and the Oakland Museum. This station consists of an underground island platform.

Service at this station began on September 11, 1972.[3]

The BART headquarters was located in a building on top of the station; due to potential risk of earthquake, the headquarters was moved out of the building to leased space on the first floor of the Kaiser Center, three-quarters of a mile away (1,200 m). Demolition of the former headquarters building was completed in 2010.

On July 21, 2010 a suspect escaping police ran onto the tracks and disappeared into the tunnels causing major delays regionwide.[4]


  • Station layout 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Station layout

G Street Level Exits/Entrances
M Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, station agent to Exits/Entrances
Northbound      Richmond–Fremont toward Richmond (12th Street Oakland City Center)
     Fremont–Daly City toward Daly City (West Oakland)
     Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City toward Daly City (West Oakland)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound      Richmond–Fremont toward Fremont (Fruitvale)
     Fremont–Daly City toward Fremont (Fruitvale)
     Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City toward Dublin / Pleasanton (Fruitvale)

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  3. ^ BART History
  4. ^ Lake Merritt Station reopens after search, July 21, 2010, San Francisco Chronicle

External links

  • BART - Lake Merritt Station Overview

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