El Cerrito Plaza station

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El Cerrito Plaza
Bay Area Rapid Transit
El Cerrito Plaza BART Station platform.jpg
Platforms at El Cerrito Plaza station in 2017
Location6699 Fairmount Avenue
El Cerrito, California
Coordinates37°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 byBay Area Rapid Transit
Line(s)BART R-Line
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsBus transport AC Transit: 71, 72, 72M, 79, 80, 667, 668, 675, 684, G
Bus transport Bear Transit: RFS
Parking761 spaces
Bicycle facilities30 lockers
Disabled accessYes
OpenedJanuary 29, 1973[1]
Passengers (2019)4,953 (weekday average)[2]
Preceding station Bart-logo.svg Bay Area Rapid Transit Following station
North Berkeley Richmond–​Daly City/​Millbrae El Cerrito del Norte
toward Richmond
North Berkeley Richmond–​Warm Springs/​South Fremont

El Cerrito Plaza is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station located in El Cerrito, California. It primarily serves southern El Cerrito, northern Albany, and Kensington, along with nearby areas of Berkeley and Richmond. Adjacent to the station is the El Cerrito Plaza shopping center. Nearly identical in form to El Cerrito del Norte station, El Cerrito Plaza station has two side platforms serving the line's two elevated tracks, with a fare lobby underneath. The Ohlone Greenway runs through the station area.

The station opened on January 29, 1973.[1] As with El Cerrito del Norte station, the escalator walls feature tile mosaics by Alfonso Pardiñas.[3] UC Berkeley music professor Jorge Liderman committed suicide at the station on February 3, 2008.[4]

Bus connections[edit]

AC Transit buses at the station

Busways on both sides of the station serve a number of AC Transit bus routes:[5]

  • Local: 71, 72, 72M, 79, 80
  • Transbay: G
  • School: 667, 668, 675, 684

The busways are also used by the Bear Transit RFS route.[5] Several other AC Transit routes - including rapid route 72R, Transbay routes L and LC, and All Nighter route 800 - run on San Pablo Avenue 0.25 miles (0.40 km) to the west.


  1. ^ a b "BART Chronology January 1947 – March 2009" (PDF). San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 13, 2013.
  2. ^ Bay Area Rapid Transit District (September 2019). "Monthly Ridership Reports".
  3. ^ Weinstein, Dave. "How BART got ART". CA-Modern. Eichler Network. p. 6.
  4. ^ Kosman, Joshua (February 4, 2008). "Composer Liderman dies in apparent suicide". San Francisco Chronicle.
  5. ^ a b "Transit Stops: El Cerrito Plaza Station" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Commission. March 29, 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to El Cerrito Plaza station at Wikimedia Commons