Fruitvale (BART station)

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Fruitvale BART Station and its "transit village."
Station statistics
Address 3401 East Twelfth Street
Oakland, CA 94601
Connections AC Transit: Routes 1*, 1R*, 14, 20, 21, 39**, 47**, 51A, 54, 62, 339** (Local); O (Transbay); 801* (All Nighter)
* - route serves station from nearby International Blvd.
** - route operates weekdays only
Platforms 2 Side
Parking 1268 spaces- Monthly Reserved Permit, Single Day Permit, Daily ($1/day) Extended Weekend (free), Midday (free after 3pm) and Long Term/Airport Permit[1]
Bicycle facilities 14 Lockers, Bike Station
Other information
Opened September 11, 1972
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone Bay Area Rapid Transit
Passengers (FY 2013) 8,127 exits/day[2] Increase 5.6%
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Fremont
toward Richmond
Fremont–Daly City
toward Daly City
Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City

Fruitvale is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station located in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. The station consists of two elevated side platforms with the concourse mezzanine at ground level. The redevelopment of the immediate station area from a parking lot to a mixed-use "transit village" has served as a model for transit-oriented development planning elsewhere in the Bay Area. Service at this station began on September 11, 1972.[3]

Alameda Bicycle operates a bike station here.

Station layout[edit]

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound      Richmond–Fremont toward Richmond (Lake Merritt)
     Fremont–Daly City toward Daly City (Lake Merritt)
     Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City toward Daly City (Lake Merritt)
Southbound      Richmond–Fremont toward Fremont (Coliseum)
     Fremont–Daly City toward Fremont (Coliseum)
     Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City toward Dublin / Pleasanton (Coliseum)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street Level Exits/Entrances

BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant[edit]

On January 1, 2009, BART police officer Johannes Mehserle shot and killed Oscar Grant III at the Fruitvale BART station. After 2:15 a.m. PST, BART Police were responding to reports of a fight on a BART train inbound from San Francisco. While on the train platform, when Grant was already restrained on his stomach on the platform floor, Mehserle drew his weapon, stood over Grant, and shot him in the back. Grant died seven hours later at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA.[4] Video recorded by other riders at the scene were later aired on local television.[5] In 2013, a movie was made about this incident, titled Fruitvale Station.

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Tucker, Jill; Zito, Kelly; Knight, Heather (2 January 2009). "Deadly BART brawl - officer shoots rider, 22". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  5. ^ Bulwa, Demian (5 January 2009). "BART appeals for calm as footage shows shooting". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Fruitvale BART station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 37°46′29″N 122°13′27″W / 37.774836°N 122.224081°W / 37.774836; -122.224081