Fruitvale (BART station)
Fruitvale BART Station and its "transit village."
|Location||3401 East Twelfth Street
Oakland, CA 94601
|Connections||AC Transit: Routes 1*, 1R*, 14, 20, 21, 39**, 47**, 51A, 54, 62, 339** (Local); O (Transbay); 801* (All Nighter)
* - route serves station from nearby International Blvd.
** - route operates weekdays only
|Parking||1268 spaces- Monthly Reserved Permit, Single Day Permit, Daily ($3/day) Extended Weekend (free), Midday (free after 3pm) and Long Term/Airport Permit|
|Bicycle facilities||14 Lockers, Bike Station|
|Fare zone||Bay Area Rapid Transit|
|Opened||September 11, 1972|
|Passengers (FY 2013)||8,127 exits/day 5.6%|
Fruitvale is a metro station of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system located in the Fruitvale District of Oakland, California. 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.
Alameda Bicycle operates a bike station here.
|Northbound/Westbound||← Richmond–Fremont toward Richmond (Lake Merritt)
← Fremont–Daly City toward Daly City (Lake Merritt)
← Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City toward Daly City (Lake Merritt)
|Southbound/Eastbound||→ Richmond–Fremont toward Fremont (Coliseum) →
→ Fremont–Daly City toward Fremont (Coliseum) →
→ Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City toward Dublin / Pleasanton (Coliseum) →
|M||Mezzanine||One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent|
BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant
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 in Oakland. Video recorded by other riders at the scene were later aired on local television. In 2013 a movie was made about this incident, filmed on location, titled Fruitvale Station.
- "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits" (PDF). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 28 July 2014.
- Tucker, Jill; Zito, Kelly; Knight, Heather (2 January 2009). "Deadly BART brawl - officer shoots rider, 22". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
- Bulwa, Demian (5 January 2009). "BART appeals for calm as footage shows shooting". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
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