West Oakland station
A train at West Oakland station in December 2018
|Location||1451 7th Street, Oakland, California|
|Owned by||Bay Area Rapid Transit|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections|| AC Transit: 14, 29, 36, 62, 314, 800|
|Bicycle facilities||racks, 42 shared lockers, 8 keyed reserved lockers|
|Opened||September 16, 1974|
|Previous names||Oakland West (1974-1980s)|
|Passengers (2019)||8,087 (weekday average)|
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. 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.
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, Flixbus, and Megabus intercity bus service.
- Bay Area Rapid Transit District (September 2019). "Monthly Ridership Reports".
- "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.
- Healy, Michael C. (2016). BART: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System. Heyday. pp. 222–225. ISBN 9781597143707.
- Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (June 14, 2017). "Schedules & Fares: West Oakland" (PDF).
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