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16th Street Station


16th Street Station: The Oakland 16th Street Station was one of three train stations in Oakland, California, United States at the start of the 20th century. The Beaux-Arts building was designed by architect Jarvis Hunt, a preeminent train station architect, and opened in 1912. For decades the 16th Street Station was the main Oakland station for Southern Pacific through trains, with East Bay Electric Lines on the elevated platforms. It was a companion for Oakland Pier, two miles away, which was demolished in 1960. Amtrak used this station as its main Oakland stop for nearly two decades. The station was severely damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, but continued serving trains at an adjacent building. It closed in 1994, having been replaced by the stations in nearby Emeryville and Jack London Square. The last Amtrak train serviced the station on August 5, 1994, after which passengers accessed downtown Oakland via the Emeryville Station, until Jack London Station opened in May 1995.

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