Lake Merritt station

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Lake Merritt
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Lake Merritt station.jpg
A Richmond-bound BART train arriving at the Lake Merritt Station
Location 800 Madison Street
Oakland, CA 94607 USA
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Platforms Island
Connections AC Transit: Routes 11, 26, 62, 88 (local)
Parking 207 spaces- Monthly Reserved Permit, Daily ($1/day), Single Daily Reserved Permit, Extended Weekend (free), Midday (free after 3pm), and Long Term/Airport Permit[1]
Bicycle facilities racks, 84 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code LAKE
Opened September 11, 1972
Passengers (FY 2013) 6,441 exits/day[2]Increase 7.1%
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Fremont
toward Richmond
Fremont–​Daly City
toward Daly City
Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City

The Lake Merritt Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station is located in Downtown Oakland on Madison Street near Chinatown, Laney College, The Oakland Museum of California, and the iconic Lake Merritt. This station consists of an island platform.

Service at this station began on September 11, 1972.[3]

The BART headquarters was located in a dedicated six-story office building constructed concurrently on top of the station; many years later, due to potential risk of earthquake, the headquarters was moved away from the station to leased space on the first floor of the Kaiser Center, 0.75 miles away (1,200 m). A relatively careful dismantling of the former headquarters building (so as not to impact transit operations) was completed in 2010.[4]

Lake Merritt is also the first southbound transfer opportunity for passengers transferring between the Richmond-Fremont and Dublin/Pleasanton lines.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exits/Entrances
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Northbound/Westbound      Richmond–​Fremont toward Richmond (12th Street Oakland City Center)
     Fremont–​Daly City toward Daly City (West Oakland)
     Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City toward Daly City (West Oakland)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound/Eastbound      Richmond–​Fremont toward Fremont (Fruitvale)
     Fremont–​Daly City toward Fremont (Fruitvale)
     Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City toward Dublin / Pleasanton (Fruitvale)

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits" (PDF). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  3. ^ BART History
  4. ^ "Silverado—BART LMA Demolition". Retrieved 2015-09-13. 

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Coordinates: 37°47′52″N 122°16′00″W / 37.797773°N 122.266588°W / 37.797773; -122.266588