Passenger advisory regarding protests planned for Fruitvale Station

Passenger advisory regarding protests planned for Fruitvale Station

Dear Passenger:

In the event protests at the Fruitvale BART Station on Thursday, March 5, 2009, disrupt your commute, please be aware of the information below.  We understand the protests will begin around 4 p.m. and could potentially result in the closure of the station.

If the Fruitvale Station is closed, one way to get to and from the Fruitvale Station is by using the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART Station instead.  AC Transit and BART are working together to set up a bus bridge between the Coliseum/Oakland Airport and Fruitvale stations.  Please look for either AC Transit or BART employees to guide you to these free buses.

The other way to get to and from Fruitvale is by using the regularly scheduled service AC Transit provides between Fruitvale and Lake Merritt stations. The adult cash fare is $1.75. 

We will do everything we can to get you to your destination as quickly as possible.  We also encourage you to sign up for email or text message service alerts by visiting

You can also find the latest information on service issues in the service advisory section of our website.


Board the #62 bus northbound located in the bus loading zone at Fruitvale BART Station. Get off the bus at Lake Merritt Station, or

Walk two blocks east on 34th Avenue to International Blvd and board the #1 northbound bus on the northwest corner.  Get off the bus at the northwest corner of 12th & Oak streets and walk west on Oak Street 3 blocks to Lake Merritt Station.


Board the #62 bus southbound at Lake Merritt Station. The bus is located on 8th Street near Oak.  Get off  the bus at Fruitvale Station, or

Walk east 3 blocks to the southwest corner of Madison & 11th streets.  Board the #1 southbound bus and get off at the southeast corner of 34th Avenue & International Blvd. Walk west two blocks on 34th Avenue to Fruitvale Station.