El Cerrito Plaza station
Platforms at El Cerrito Plaza station in 2017
|Location||6699 Fairmount Avenue|
El Cerrito, California
|Owned by||Bay Area Rapid Transit|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections|| AC Transit: 71, 72, 72M, 79, 80, 667, 668, 675, 684, G|
Bear Transit: RFS
|Bicycle facilities||30 lockers|
|Opened||January 29, 1973|
|Passengers (2019)||4,953 (weekday average)|
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. As with El Cerrito del Norte station, the escalator walls feature tile mosaics by Alfonso Pardiñas. UC Berkeley music professor Jorge Liderman committed suicide at the station on February 3, 2008.
- Local: 71, 72, 72M, 79, 80
- Transbay: G
- School: 667, 668, 675, 684
The busways are also used by the Bear Transit RFS route. 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.
- "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.
- Bay Area Rapid Transit District (September 2019). "Monthly Ridership Reports".
- Weinstein, Dave. "How BART got ART". CA-Modern. Eichler Network. p. 6.
- Kosman, Joshua (February 4, 2008). "Composer Liderman dies in apparent suicide". San Francisco Chronicle.
- "Transit Stops: El Cerrito Plaza Station" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Commission. March 29, 2017.
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