Fruitvale station

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Fruitvale
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Fruitvale Bart.JPG
Fruitvale BART Station Southbound/Eastbound Platform
Location 3401 E. 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94601
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Connections AC Transit: Routes 1*, 14, 20, 21, 39**, 47**, 51A, 54, 62, 339** (Local); O (Transbay); 801* (All Nighter)
* - route serves station from International Blvd.
** - route operates weekdays only
Construction
Parking 1268 spaces: Monthly Reserved Permit, Single Day Permit, Daily ($3/day), Extended Weekend (free), Midday (free after 3pm), and Long Term/Airport Permit[1]
Bicycle facilities racks, station, 20 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code FTVL
Fare zone Bay Area Rapid Transit
History
Opened September 11, 1972 (44 years ago)
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2016) 8,670 exits/day[2]Increase 0.36%
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward 
Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont
toward Richmond
Warm Springs/South Fremont–​Daly City
toward Daly City
Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City

Fruitvale is a metro station of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system located in the Fruitvale District of Oakland, California, United States. 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]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform
level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound/Westbound      Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Richmond (Lake Merritt)
     Warm Springs/South Fremont–​Daly City toward Daly City (Lake Merritt)
     Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City toward Daly City (Lake Merritt)
Southbound/Eastbound      Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Warm Springs (Coliseum)
     Warm Springs/South Fremont–​Daly City toward Warm Springs (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. At around 2:15 a.m. PST, BART Police were responding to reports of a fight on a BART train inbound from San Francisco. Grant was face down on the platform, but Mehserle later said that he couldn't get Grant's arms and feared that he was reaching inside his waistband. Mehserle drew his service weapon (later saying that he had intended to use his Taser weapon) and shot him in the back. Grant died seven hours later at Highland Hospital.[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, filmed on location, titled Fruitvale Station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bart.gov/stations/ftvl/index.aspx#parking
  2. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 
  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]

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