Looking north on the platform at Lake Merritt BART
800 Madison Street|
|Owned by||Bay Area Rapid Transit|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
AC Transit: 18, 62, 88, 96, 611|
ACMC Highland Shuttle
|Bicycle facilities||racks, 84 lockers|
|Opened||September 11, 1972|
|Passengers (FY 2016)||7,393 exits/day|
The construction of Lake Merritt station and the adjacent BART Administration Building leveled three blocks of Chinatown - one of several major displacements in the area, along with I-880, Laney College, and the Oakland Museum of California, that took place in the mid-20th century. The station opened on September 11, 1972 - part of the first section of BART to open.
The BART Administration Building was located in a dedicated six-story office building constructed concurrently on top of the station. Years later, due to potential risk of earthquake, the headquarters was moved away from the station to leased space in the Kaiser Center. The Administration Building was dismantled in 2009 and 2010.
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