Lake Merritt (BART station)
A Richmond-bound BART train arriving at the Lake Merritt Station
|Address||800 Madison Street
Oakland, CA 94607
|Connections||AC Transit: Routes 11, 26, 62, 88 (local)
|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|
|Bicycle facilities||32 Lockers|
|Opened||September 11, 1972|
|Owned by||Bay Area Rapid Transit|
|Passengers (FY 2010)||5,490 exits/day 6.12%|
The Lake Merritt Bay Area Rapid Transit station is located in Downtown Oakland 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.
BART's operations control center is located on the station's west side. 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, 3/4 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.
See also 
- "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- BART History
- Lake Merritt Station reopens after search, July 21, 2010, San Francisco Chronicle
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