12th Street Oakland City Center (BART station)
|12th Street Oakland City Center|
A view of the 12th Street Oakland City Center boarding platform, 2006
Oakland, CA 94612
|Connections||AC Transit: Routes 1, 1R, 11, 12, 14, 18, 20, 26, 31, 40, 51A, 58L*, 72, 72M, 72R*, 88 (local); 800, 801, 802, 805, 840, 851 (All Nighter)
* - Route operates weekdays only
|Platforms||1 side platform, 1 island platform|
|Opened||September 11, 1972|
|Owned by||Bay Area Rapid Transit|
|Formerly||12th Street (1972-1982)|
|Passengers (FY 2010)||11,856 exits/day 6.03%|
12th Street Oakland City Center is an underground Bay Area Rapid Transit station located at 12th Street and Broadway next to the Oakland City Center in Downtown Oakland. It used to be a northbound transfer station along the BART system, until that role was moved to 19th Street Oakland station on September 13, 2010. It is the fifth busiest BART station overall, and the busiest outside San Francisco.
Like the 19th Street Oakland station, the concourse mezzanine is on the first level down, an island platform and two main tracks for northbound trains (bound for Richmond and Pittsburg/Bay Point) are on the second level down, and a side platform and one main track for southbound trains (bound for San Francisco and Fremont) are on the third level down.
The station was originally planned to have four main tracks and an island platform on each of the two levels, but budget constraints limited that idea.
This station is still the transfer point for Fremont passengers bounding to and from SFO/Millbrae at nights and on weekends.
See also 
- "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 3 July 2010.
- BART - 12th St. Oakland City Center
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