Fruitvale is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station located in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. The station consists of two elevated side platforms with the concourse mezzanine at ground level. The redevelopment of the immediate station area from a parking lot to a mixed-use "transit village" has served as a model for transit-oriented development planning elsewhere in the Bay Area. Service at this station began on September 11, 1972.
Alameda Bicycle operates a bike station here.BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant
On January 1, 2009, BART police officer Johannes Mehserle shot and killed Oscar Grant III at the Fruitvale BART station. After 2:15 AM PST, BART Police were responding to reports of a fight on a BART train inbound from San Francisco. While on the train platform, when Grant was already restrained on his stomach on the platform floor, Mehserle drew his weapon, stood over Grant, and shot him in the back. Grant died seven hours later at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA. Video recorded by other riders at the scene were later aired on local television.