|Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit|
Disabled access Yes
Owner Bay Area Rapid Transit
Ridership 11,401 exits/day
|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.
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.
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.