Lake Merritt Station
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Lake Merritt Station
Lake Merritt
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Middle of the platform at Lake Merritt 2 (38817795525).jpg
Looking north on the platform at Lake Merritt BART
Location 800 Madison Street
Oakland, California
Coordinates 37°47?52?N 122°16?00?W / 37.797773°N 122.266588°W / 37.797773; -122.266588Coordinates: 37°47?52?N 122°16?00?W / 37.797773°N 122.266588°W / 37.797773; -122.266588
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Platforms Island
Connections Bus transport AC Transit: 18, 62, 88, 96, 611
Bus transport ACMC Highland Shuttle
Parking 207 spaces
Bicycle facilities racks, 84 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code LAKE
Opened September 11, 1972 (45 years ago)
Passengers (FY 2016) 7,393 exits/day[1]Increase 0.33%

Lake Merritt is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station located east of Downtown Oakland near the eponymous Lake Merritt. It is the nearest BART station to Chinatown and Laney College, and it will be the primary public transit for the proposed Oakland Ballpark.


The station opened on September 11, 1972 - part of the first section of BART to open.[2]

The BART headquarters 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 on the first floor of the Kaiser Center some 0.75 miles (1.21 km) to the north near 19th Street station. A careful dismantling of the former headquarters building (so as not to impact transit operations) was completed in 2010.[]

Station layout

The station has a single island platform.

G Street Level Exits/Entrances
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Northbound/Westbound      Richmond-Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Richmond (12th Street Oakland City Center)
     Warm Springs/South Fremont-Daly City toward Daly City (West Oakland)
     Dublin/Pleasanton-Daly City toward Daly City (West Oakland)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound/Eastbound ->      Richmond-Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Warm Springs (Fruitvale) ->
->      Warm Springs/South Fremont-Daly City toward Warm Springs (Fruitvale) ->
->      Dublin/Pleasanton-Daly City toward Dublin / Pleasanton (Fruitvale) ->

See also


  1. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 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. 

External links

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