12th Street Oakland City Center station

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12th St Oakland
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Lower platform at 12th Street - Oakland City Center, July 2017.JPG
Southbound platform at 12th Street Oakland City Center station
Location1245 Broadway, Oakland, California
Coordinates37°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 byBay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s)BART K-Line
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
ConnectionsBus transport AC Transit: Broadway Shuttle, 1, 6, 12, 14, 18, 19, 20, 29, 33, 40, 51A, 72, 72M, 72R, 88, 96, 314, 611, 800, 801, 802, 805, 840, 851
Bicycle facilitiesnone provided by BART
8 lockers managed by City of Oakland
Disabled accessYes
OpenedSeptember 11, 1972[1]
Previous namesOakland City Center/12th Street (until c. 2005)
Passengers (2019)14,040 (weekday average)[2]
Preceding station Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit Following station
West Oakland Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae 19th Street Oakland
toward Richmond
Lake Merritt Richmond–​Warm Springs/​South Fremont
West Oakland Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae 19th Street Oakland
Lake Merritt Dublin/​Pleasanton–​MacArthur
19th Street Oakland
toward MacArthur

12th Street/Oakland City Center is an underground Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station located under Broadway between 11th Street and 14th Street in Downtown Oakland, adjacent to the Oakland City Center. It is the busiest BART station in both Oakland and the East Bay, and the 5th busiest BART station overall, with a daily ridership of approximately 14,000 in September 2019.[2]

Sunday-only service to the station on the Dublin/Pleasanton line began as part of service changes effective February 11, 2019; on Sundays, the station serves as a transfer point between the Dublin/Pleasanton line and Transbay service.[3]

Station layout[edit]

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

The concourse mezzanine is on the first level downstairs, an island platform and two main tracks for Northbound trains (bound for Richmond and Antioch) are on the second level downstairs, and a side platform with one track for Southbound trains (bound for Warm Springs/South Fremont, Millbrae, and San Francisco International Airport) are on the third level downstairs. The station has red brickwork, contrasting with the blue of nearby 19th Street/Oakland station.

The station has eight public entrances: two at 11th Street, three at 13th Street, and two at 14th Street, plus one from the belowground plaza of Oakland City Center near 13th Street.[4]


  1. ^ "BART Chronology January 1947 – March 2009" (PDF). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 13, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Bay Area Rapid Transit District (September 2019). "Monthly Ridership Reports".
  3. ^ "February 11 schedule change impacts weekdays and Sundays" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. January 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "Station Map - 12th St. Oakland City Center". San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. Archived from the original on November 8, 2014.

External links[edit]

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