El Cerrito Plaza station

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El Cerrito Plaza
Bay Area Rapid Transit
BART El Cerrtio Plaza eLockers.jpg
Commuters exiting station, walking past bicycle lockers
Location 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
Owned by Bay Area Rapid Transit
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections AC Transit: Routes 71, 72, 72M, 72R*, 79, 80 (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
Parking 761 spaces- Monthly Reserved, Daily ($1/day), Midday (free after 3pm), Extended Weekend (free), Carpool and Long Term[1]
Bicycle facilities 30 Lockers
Disabled access Yes
Opened January 29, 1973 (44 years ago)
Passengers (FY 2016) 5,131 exits/day[2]Increase 3.82%
Preceding station   Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Richmond
Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae
toward Millbrae (Daly City on Saturdays)
Richmond–​Warm Springs/South 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]

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound      Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae toward Richmond (El Cerrito del Norte)
     Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Richmond (El Cerrito del Norte)
Southbound      Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae toward Daly City or Millbrae (North Berkeley)
     Richmond–​Warm Springs/South Fremont toward Warm Springs (North Berkeley)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street Level Exits/Entrances
Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.bart.gov/stations/plza/index.aspx#parking
  2. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District. "Monthly Ridership Reports". Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  3. ^ BART History Archived October 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  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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