Lake Merritt (BART station)
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|
|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|
|Bicycle facilities||32 Lockers|
|Opened||September 11, 1972|
|Passengers (FY 2013)||6,441 exits/day 7.1%|
The Lake Merritt Bay Area Rapid Transit station is located in Downtown Oakland, in the U.S. state of California on Oak Street near Lake Merritt, Chinatown, Laney College and the Oakland Museum. This station consists of an underground island platform.
Service at this station began on September 11, 1972.
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 out of this building to leased space on the first floor of the Kaiser Center, ¾ mile away (1,200 m). A relatively careful dismantling of the former headquarters building (so as not to impact transit operations) was completed in 2010.
On July 21, 2010 a suspect escaping police ran onto the tracks and disappeared into the tunnels causing major delays regionwide.
Lake Merritt is also the first transfer opportunity for passengers transferring between the Richmond-Fremont and Dublin/Pleasanton lines.
|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)
|Southbound/Eastbound||→ Richmond–Fremont toward Fremont (Fruitvale) →
→ Fremont–Daly City toward Fremont (Fruitvale) →
→ Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City toward Dublin / Pleasanton (Fruitvale) →
- "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits" (PDF). Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 28 July 2014.
- BART History
- "Silverado—BART LMA Demolition". Retrieved 2015-09-13.
- Lake Merritt Station reopens after search, July 21, 2010, San Francisco Chronicle
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