19th Street Oakland station

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19th Street Oakland
Bay Area Rapid Transit
19th Street-Oakland BART.jpg
The upper level platform of the 19th Street Oakland station, 2007
Location 1900 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
Coordinates 37°48′28″N 122°16′08″W / 37.807869°N 122.26898°W / 37.807869; -122.26898Coordinates: 37°48′28″N 122°16′08″W / 37.807869°N 122.26898°W / 37.807869; -122.26898
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections AC Transit: Routes 6, 12, 18, 33, 51A, 72, 72M, 72R* ,611 (local); NL (Transbay); 800, 802, 805, 851 (All-Nighter) (All routes meet at the Uptown Transit Center at 20th & Broadway)
Greyhound: bus terminal located at 20th Street and San Pablo Avenue
* - Route operates weekdays only
Bicycle facilities Racks, parking station
8 lockers managed by City of Oakland
Disabled access Yes
Opened September 11, 1972 (45 years ago)
Previous names 19th Street (1972–1982)
Passengers (FY 2016) 13,112 exits/day[1]Increase 5.15%
Rank 6th busiest
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Richmond
Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae
toward Millbrae (Daly City on Saturdays)
Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont
toward Fremont
Pittsburg/​Bay Point–​SFO/​Millbrae
toward SFO (Millbrae on weeknights & weekends)

19th Street Oakland[2] 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.[3]

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 with one track for trains bound for Warm Springs/South Fremont, Millbrae, and San Francisco International Airport 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.

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

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
B1 Northbound      Pittsburg/​Bay Point–​SFO/​Millbrae toward Pittsburg / Bay Point (MacArthur)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound      Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae toward Richmond (MacArthur)
     Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Richmond (MacArthur)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound      Pittsburg/​Bay Point–​SFO/​Millbrae toward SFO weekdays, Millbrae weekends (12th Street Oakland City Center)
     Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae toward Millbrae weekdays, Daly City Saturdays (12th Street Oakland City Center)
     Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Warm Springs (12th Street Oakland City Center)


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, 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.[4]

Current and future amenities[edit]

This station will very likely see more interior retail development due to BART's ongoing relationship[5] 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,[6] the structure was part of a $2 million pilot project to test the feasibility of installing canopies at other BART stations.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "19th St. Oakland Station". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  3. ^ "Minor BART schedule changes on Monday, September 13". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). August 25, 2010. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  4. ^ Singman-Aste, Michael (July–August 2013). "Sculptures transform a former parking lot into an outdoor gallery". Oakland Magazine. Retrieved 2014-07-19. 
  5. ^ Cabanatuan, Michael (January 28, 2011). "BART may allow more businesses at stations". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  6. ^ McGall, Andrew (March 6, 2015). "BART's Oakland escalator canopy sign of a dream". InsideBayArea News. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 

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