19th Street Oakland station

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19th Street Oakland
Bay Area Rapid Transit
New BART train leaving 19th Street Oakland station, March 2018.jpg
Train on the upper level platform in 2018
Location1900 Broadway, Oakland, California
Coordinates37°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 byBay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s)BART K-Line
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
Bus stands6
ConnectionsBus transport AC Transit: Broadway Shuttle, NL, 6, 12, 18, 33, 51A, 72, 72M, 72R, 611, 705, 710, 800, 802, 805, 851
Bus transport County Connection: 712
Bus transport WestCAT: 705, 708
Bicycle facilitiesRacks, parking station
8 lockers managed by City of Oakland
Disabled accessYes
OpenedSeptember 11, 1972
Passengers (2019)13,949 (weekday average)[1]
Preceding station Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit Following station
12th Street Oakland City Center Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae MacArthur
toward Richmond
12th Street Oakland City Center Richmond–​Warm Springs/​South Fremont
12th Street Oakland City Center Antioch–​SFO/​Millbrae MacArthur
12th Street Oakland City Center Dublin/​Pleasanton–​MacArthur

19th Street Oakland is an underground Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station located under Broadway between 17th Street and 20th Street in the Uptown District of Oakland, California. It is a timed transfer point between northbound trains to Richmond and to Antioch (The timed transfer was at 12th Street/Oakland City Center station until September 13, 2010).[2]

Sunday-only service to the station on the Dublin/Pleasanton line began as part of service changes effective February 11, 2019.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The concourse mezzanine is on the first level downstairs, an island platform and two main tracks for trains bound for Richmond and Antioch are on the second level downstairs, 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, Antioch–SFO/Millbrae and Warm Springs/South Fremont-Richmond.

Street Level Exit/Entrance
Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Northbound      Antioch–​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      Antioch–​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)
The 2015-built canopy at the 20th Street entrance

The station has six public entrances: two at 20th Street, two at 19th Street, and two at 17th Street (one in an alley connecting to Telegraph Avenue). There is also a direct passageway from the station to a Wachovia Bank building.[4] The Telegraph Avenue entrance was closed from October 14, 2013 to September 30, 2014 for renovations by the City of Oakland.[5]

In 2013, BART began design of a prototype glass canopy for the station entrance on the northeast corner of 20th Street and Broadway. The canopy would protect the escalator from weather damage, improve lighting, and allow the escalator to be fully closed off when the station is not open.[6] The BART board voted to construct the canopy in January 2014; it was completed in March 2015 and includes real-time train arrival information screens at street level.[7][8] The canopy reduced escalator downtime by one-third, prompting the installation of similar canopies at downtown San Francisco stations beginning in 2017.[9]

A $32.7 million contract was awarded in July 2019 for a renovation project which will begin in 2020. The three separate paid areas will be consolidated, a new elevator added, and public restrooms reopened.[10][11]

Uptown Transit Center[edit]

AC Transit bus at Uptown Transit Center

The surface streets around 19th Street Oakland station are a major transfer point for AC Transit buses. The Uptown Transit Center, located on 20th Street west of Broadway, consists of six large shelters built in September 2006 to improve the ease of transfers.[12][13] A number of routes stop on 20th Street shelters and/or on Broadway at the station:[14][15]

The Uptown Transit Center is also a transfer point between four Early Bird Express bus routes: 705 (multiple operators), 708 (WestCAT), 710 (AC Transit), and 712 (County Connection).[16]

The Uptown Transit Center will be the northern terminus of the under-construction East Bay Bus Rapid Transit line.[17]

Oakland's Greyhound intercity bus station is located four blocks west at San Pablo Avenue and 20th Street.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District (September 2019). "Monthly Ridership Reports".
  2. ^ "Minor BART schedule changes on Monday, September 13" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. August 25, 2010.
  3. ^ "February 11 schedule change impacts weekdays and Sundays" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. January 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "Station Map - 19th St. Oakland Station". San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. Archived from the original on November 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "CITY OF OAKLAND TO IMPROVE 17TH STREET GATEWAY ENTRANCE AT 19TH STREET STATION" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. July 1, 2014.
  6. ^ "BART designing prototype escalator canopy to protect customers, employees and machinery" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. June 27, 2013.
  7. ^ "BART to Build New Station Entrance Canopy at 19th Street Station" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. January 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "BART unveils new glass canopy entrance" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. March 6, 2015.
  9. ^ "SF BART and Muni Escalator/Entrance Project". San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. 2017.
  10. ^ "BART Board Moves Forward with Quality of Life Initiatives and Station Modernization" (Press release). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. July 25, 2019.
  11. ^ "GO Uptown Gateway to Oakland Uptown: 2016 TIGER Grant Project Summary" (PDF). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. 2016.
  12. ^ "Approved Projects: Uptown Transit Center". Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District.
  13. ^ "Uptown Transit Center Project" (PDF). NTK Construction.
  14. ^ "Transit Stops" (PDF). Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District. March 19, 2017.
  15. ^ "Schedules & Fares" (PDF). Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District. December 13, 2017.
  16. ^ "Early Bird Express" (PDF). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. 2019.
  17. ^ "EAST BAY BRT: Revolutionizing Public Transit" (PDF). Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District. May 31, 2017.

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