BART to Build New Station Entrance Canopy at 19th Street Station


BART to Build New Station Entrance Canopy at 19th Street Station

The BART Board of Directors voted today to move forward with a pilot project to install a canopy enclosure over the street level escalator entrance to 19th Street Station in downtown Oakland. Installing a canopy will not only protect the escalator, but will improve passenger and employee safety. The canopy provides better lighting at the entrance, the addition of security cameras and a way to close off the escalator stairwell when a station is closed. If successful, the canopy project could be extended to other BART stations with street level escalators.

19th Street Canopy Presentation to the Board (670.93 KB .pdf) 

19th Street Canopy Composite (day time)

19th Street Canopy Composite (night time)