West Oakland station

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West Oakland
Bay Area Rapid Transit
West Oakland station at night, October 2011.jpg
West Oakland station in October 2011
Location 1451 7th Street, Oakland, California
Coordinates 37°48′18″N 122°17′42″W / 37.8049°N 122.2951°W / 37.8049; -122.2951Coordinates: 37°48′18″N 122°17′42″W / 37.8049°N 122.2951°W / 37.8049; -122.2951
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s) BART M-Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Connections Bus transport AC Transit: 14, 29, 36, 62, 314, 800
Bus transport BoltBus
Bus transport Megabus
Parking 156 spaces
Bicycle facilities racks, 42 shared lockers, 8 keyed reserved lockers
Disabled access Yes
Opened September 16, 1974
Previous names Oakland West (1974-1982)
Passengers (FY 2016) 7,127 exits/day[1]Increase 3.62%
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Millbrae (Daly City on Saturdays)
Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae
toward Richmond
toward Daly City
Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City
toward SFO (Millbrae on weeknights & weekends)
toward Daly City
Warm Springs/South Fremont–​Daly City

West Oakland is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station serving the West Oakland neighborhood in Oakland, California, United States. It has two elevated side platforms, and is located near the eastern end of the Transbay Tube. All lines except the Richmond-Warm Springs/South Fremont line stop at the station.


The station opened on September 16, 1974 - the last station of the initial BART system to open - with the beginning of service through the Transbay Tube.[2] The station was originally named Oakland West, contrary to the actual neighborhood name. In the 1980s, the efforts of neighborhood activists led BART to correct the name to West Oakland.[3]

Station layout[edit]

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1      Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae toward SFO (weekdays), Millbrae (weekends) (Embarcadero)
     Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City toward Daly City (Embarcadero)
     Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae toward Millbrae (weekdays), Daly City (Saturdays) (Embarcadero)
     Warm Springs/South Fremont–​Daly City toward Daly City (Embarcadero)
Platform 2      Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae toward Pittsburg / Bay Point (12th Street Oakland City Center)
     Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City toward Dublin / Pleasanton (Lake Merritt)
     Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae toward Richmond (12th Street Oakland City Center)
     Warm Springs/South Fremont–​Daly City toward Warm Springs (Lake Merritt)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street Level Exits/Entrances
Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent

Bus connections[edit]

The station has a busway on its south side, which serves AC Transit bus routes 14, 29, 36, and 62. Bus stops on 7th Street on the north side of the station serve AC Transit routes 29, 62, 314, and 800, as well as BoltBus and Megabus intercity bus service.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "BART Chronology January 1947 – March 2009" (PDF). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ Healy, Michael C. (2016). BART: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System. Heyday. pp. 222–225. ISBN 9781597143707. 
  4. ^ Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (June 14, 2017). "Schedules & Fares: West Oakland" (PDF). 

External links[edit]

Media related to West Oakland station at Wikimedia Commons