El Cerrito Plaza (BART station)
|El Cerrito Plaza|
Commuters exiting station, walking past bicycle lockers
|Address||6699 Fairmount Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
|Connections||AC Transit: Routes 25, 71, 72, 72M, 72R*† (local); 667, 668, 675, 684 (school days only); 800* (All Nighter); G*†, L/LC*† (Transbay)
* - Buses on this route stop nearby (either on San Pablo Avenue or Fairmount Avenue)
† - Route operates weekdays only
Bear Transit: RFS
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Parking||761 spaces- Monthly Reserved, Daily ($1/day), Midday (free after 3pm), Extended Weekend (free), Carpool and Long Term|
|Bicycle facilities||30 Lockers|
|Opened||January 29, 1973|
|Owned by||Bay Area Rapid Transit|
|Passengers (FY 2010)||4,120 exits/day 3.96%|
El Cerrito Plaza is one of two elevated BART stations located in El Cerrito, California. It primarily serves southern El Cerrito, northern Albany, and Kensington, along with nearby areas of Berkeley and Richmond. Outside of the station is the El Cerrito Plaza shopping center.
The station hosts the first BART trial of bikelink on-demand electronic bicycle lockers (traditional BART lockers are leased by the year, and are almost always fully booked). These are the same lockers used by C-TRAN of Vancouver, Washington, as funded by the US EPA.
Service at this station began on January 29, 1973.
On June 8, 2009, Everret Carey, a four-month-old boy, died as a result of hyperthermia after being left unattended inside his father's car earlier in the day. The infant was discovered later in the afternoon by the mother, who notified BART police.
- "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- BART History
- SFGate.com. "Composer Liderman dies in apparent suicide" February 4, 2008.
- "Baby found in car at El Cerrito BART station". The San Francisco Chronicle. 2009-08-20.
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