12th Street Oakland City Center (BART station)

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12th Street Oakland City Center
Bay Area Rapid Transit
12th Street-OCC; June 21, 2006.jpg
A view of the 12th Street Oakland City Center boarding platform, 2006
Location 1245 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
Coordinates 37°48′13″N 122°16′19″W / 37.803608°N 122.272006°W / 37.803608; -122.272006Coordinates: 37°48′13″N 122°16′19″W / 37.803608°N 122.272006°W / 37.803608; -122.272006
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 3
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
Disabled access Yes
Opened September 11, 1972
Previous names 12th Street (1972–1982)
Passengers (FY 2013) 12,979 exits/day[1]Increase 3.19%
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Richmond
Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae
toward Millbrae (Daly City on Saturdays)
toward Fremont
Pittsburg/​Bay Point–​SFO/​Millbrae
toward SFO (Millbrae on weeknights & weekends)
12th Street Oakland City Center is located in Oakland, California
12th Street Oakland City Center

12th Street Oakland City Center[2] 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.[3] It is the fifth busiest BART station overall, and the busiest outside San Francisco.[1]

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.[citation needed]

This station is still the transfer point for Fremont passengers traveling to and from SFO/Millbrae via the Richmond–Fremont line and either the Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line or the Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae line. Passages from ether direction will find themselves arriving at the northbound platforms at 12th St, will disembark and descend to the southbound platform below and wait for the appropriate train to their destination.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent, Oakland City Center entrance/exit
B1 Northbound      Pittsburg/​Bay Point–​SFO/​Millbrae toward Pittsburg / Bay Point (19th Street Oakland)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound      Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae toward Richmond (19th Street Oakland)
     Richmond–​Fremont toward Richmond (19th Street Oakland)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound      Pittsburg/​Bay Point–​SFO/​Millbrae toward SFO weekdays, Millbrae weekends (West Oakland)
     Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae toward Millbrae weekdays, Daly City Saturdays (West Oakland)
     Richmond–​Fremont toward Fremont (Lake Merritt)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  2. ^ "12th St. Oakland City Center Station". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  3. ^ "Minor BART schedule changes on Monday, September 13". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). August 25, 2010. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 

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