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19th Street Oakland station

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Owned by  Bay Area Rapid Transit
Disabled access  Yes
Owner  Bay Area Rapid Transit
Tracks  3
Ridership  11,401 exits/day
19th Street Oakland station
Location  1900 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612
Platforms  1 side platform, 1 island platform
Bicycle facilities  Racks, parking station 8 lockers managed by City of Oakland
Address  Oakland, CA 94612, United States
Lines  Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae, Richmond–Fremont, Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae
Parking spaces  There's no parking at 19th Street Station. The closest station with parking is MacArthur Station.
Bike lockers  Interior double-decker bike racks
Connections  AC Transit, Greyhound Lines, San Pablo Avenue
Similar  12th Street Oakland City Cent, MacArthur station, Pittsburg/Bay Point station, Lake Merritt station, Bay Fair station

19th Street Oakland is an underground Bay Area Rapid Transit station located at 19th Street and Broadway in Downtown Oakland. It is an official northbound transfer station along the BART system, as of September 13, 2010.

Contents

Like the 12th Street Oakland City Center station, the concourse mezzanine is on the first level downstairs, an island platform and two main tracks for trains Northbound for Richmond and Pittsburg/Bay Point are on the second level down, and a side platform and one main track for trains bound for San Francisco, Daly City, Millbrae, SFO, and Fremont are on the third level downstairs. This station is identifiable by the blue brickwork on the interior. At all times during the day, there are timed cross-platform transfers between the northbound lines, SFO/Millbrae-Pittsburg/Bay Point and Fremont-Richmond. There are no timed transfers between southbound lines, because of only one southbound track.

A portion of Will Smith's film The Pursuit of Happyness was filmed at this station.

Attractions

Along with 12th Street Station the station serves as an essential feeder of commuters to the job center that is downtown Oakland. Passengers have also used this to access attractions like the marijuana district of Oaksterdam, the Paramount Theatre, the Fox Theater, Oakland Museum of California, Lake Merritt, the culinary and drinking scene of Uptown and Downtown, and the Oakland Ice Center. A temporary attraction, the Uptown Art Park sculpture garden, opened in 2013.

Current and future amenities

This station will very likely see more interior retail development due to BART's ongoing relationship with master planner TransMart, publicly announced January 2011. As of January 2011, the station has interior double-decker bike racks at the fare gate level, which are reused units from the Berkeley BART station.

A station canopy was added to the 20th Street and Broadway entrance in March 2015. The structure was part of a $2 million pilot project to test the feasibility of installing canopies at other BART stations.

References

19th Street Oakland station Wikipedia


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