Fruitvale station

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Bay Area Rapid Transit
Fruitvale station from garage (2), March 2018.JPG
Fruitvale station in March 2018
Location3401 East 12th Street
Oakland, California
Owned byBay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s)BART A-Line
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsBus transport AC Transit: O, 1, 14, 19, 20, Airport transportation 21, 39, 47, 51A, 54, 62, 339, 648, 654, 655, 801, 851
Parking1268 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesracks, station, 20 lockers
Disabled accessYes
OpenedSeptember 11, 1972
Passengers (FY 2016)8,670 exits/day[1]
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont
toward Daly City
Warm Springs/South Fremont–​Daly City
Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City

Fruitvale is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station 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.[2]

Station layout[edit]

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 fatally shot 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. Several passengers were detained, and police had the unarmed Grant lying face down on the platform.[3] Mehserle later said that he couldn't get to Grant's arms to handcuff him 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] Videos recorded by other riders at the scene were later aired on local television. The family said they would sue BART for Grant's death, saying it was unjustified.[3] In 2013 a feature movie was made about Grant and this incident, titled Fruitvale Station. It was written and directed by Ryan Coogler and filmed on location.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2011-03-26.
  3. ^ a b Bulwa, Demian (5 January 2009). "BART appeals for calm as footage shows shooting". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  4. ^ Tucker, Jill; Zito, Kelly; Knight, Heather (2 January 2009). "Deadly BART brawl - officer shoots rider, 22". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2009-01-05.

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Coordinates: 37°46′29″N 122°13′27″W / 37.7748°N 122.2241°W / 37.7748; -122.2241