El Cerrito Plaza (BART station)

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For the shopping center, see El Cerrito Plaza (shopping center).
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El Cerrito Plaza
BART El Cerrtio Plaza eLockers.jpg
Commuters exiting station, walking past bicycle lockers
Station statistics
Address 6699 Fairmount Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Coordinates 37°54′10″N 122°17′56″W / 37.902694°N 122.298968°W / 37.902694; -122.298968Coordinates: 37°54′10″N 122°17′56″W / 37.902694°N 122.298968°W / 37.902694; -122.298968
Line(s)
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
Tracks 2
Parking 761 spaces- Monthly Reserved, Daily ($1/day), Midday (free after 3pm), Extended Weekend (free), Carpool and Long Term[1]
Bicycle facilities 30 Lockers
Other information
Opened January 29, 1973
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2013) 4,690 exits/day[2] Increase 5.1%
Services
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Richmond
Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae
toward Millbrae (Daly City on Saturdays)
Richmond–Fremont
toward Fremont

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.[3]

In 1998, the Pacific East Mall opened and is within walking distance of the station via the trail to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline.

On February 3, 2008, UC Berkeley music professor Jorge Liderman committed suicide by jumping in front of an incoming Richmond-bound train at this station.[4]

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.[5][6]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform
level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound      Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae toward Richmond (El Cerrito del Norte)
     Richmond–Fremont toward Richmond (El Cerrito del Norte)
Southbound      Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae toward Daly City or Millbrae (North Berkeley)
     Richmond–Fremont toward Fremont (North Berkeley)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street Level Exits/Entrances
Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, station agent, to Exits/Entrances

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bart.gov/stations/plza/index.aspx#parking
  2. ^ "BART Fiscal Year Weekday Average Exits". Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  3. ^ BART History
  4. ^ SFGate.com. "Composer Liderman dies in apparent suicide" February 4, 2008.
  5. ^ "Baby found in car at El Cerrito BART station". The San Francisco Chronicle. 2009-08-20. 
  6. ^ [1]

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