BART hosting community celebration of newly modernized El Cerrito del Norte Station on Sept. 10

The public is invited to join BART in celebrating the completion of the El Cerrito del Norte Station modernization project and tour the new features and art.

The event on September 10 will include:

  • Food trucks
  • Music
  • Giveaways
  • A chance to meet the station’s BART Board Director Rebecca Saltzman
  • A tour of the station’s new features and art

WHERE: El Cerrito del Norte Station, 6400 Cutting Blvd. El Cerrito, CA 94530

WHEN: Friday, September 10, 2021, 4-6pm

El Cerrito del Norte Station modernization project

The El Cerrito del Norte Station Modernization project was completed in March of 2021. 

The improvements to the station include:

  • Fully modernized south entrance with a dramatic floor to ceiling exterior window wall to brighten the station
  • Two new elevators
  • Two new staircases
  • Two new public restrooms
  • Two new art walls by local artist Kyungmi Shin that celebrate the city of El Cerrito
  • An additional fare gate array

Other improvements include doubling the size of the paid area, new LED station lights, a new ADA-compliant bus island with new shelters, a new station agent booth, new fire-life safety systems, new emergency lighting and improvements to the Ohlone Greenway. 

Sustainable design concepts were also prioritized and two new bioswale areas with new plants were installed in the station parking lots to hold stormwater runoff and protect local waterways from storm water pollutants.   

The improvements were funded through a combination of State of California Proposition 1B Funds, Contra Costa County Measure J funds, and other funds. The project is being coordinated closely with the City of El Cerrito's Ohlone Greenway BART Station Area Access, Safety and Placemaking Improvements project.

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