West Oakland station

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West Oakland
Bay Area Rapid Transit
BART train at West Oakland station, December 2018.JPG
A train at West Oakland station in December 2018
Location1451 7th Street, Oakland, California
Coordinates37°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 byBay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s)BART M-Line
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsBus transport AC Transit: 14, 29, 36, 62, 314, 800
Bus transport BoltBus
Bus transport Flixbus
Bus transport Megabus
Construction
Parking156 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesracks, 42 shared lockers, 8 keyed reserved lockers
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedSeptember 16, 1974
Previous namesOakland West (1974-1980s)
Traffic
Passengers (2019)8,087 (weekday average)[1]
Services
Preceding station Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit Following station
Embarcadero Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae 12th Street Oakland City Center
toward Richmond
Embarcadero
toward Daly City
Dublin/​Pleasanton–​Daly City Lake Merritt
Embarcadero Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae 12th Street Oakland City Center
Embarcadero
toward Daly City
Warm Springs/​South Fremont–​Daly City Lake Merritt

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.

History[edit]

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]

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, Flixbus, and Megabus intercity bus service.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District (September 2019). "Monthly Ridership Reports".
  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