El Cerrito del Norte Station Modernization


ohlone greenway rendering

Rendering of the proposed expanded station at El Cerrito del Norte and improved Ohlone Greenway.


BART is working to upgrade and expand El Cerrito del Norte BART Station to relieve crowding, improve accessibility, reduce fare evasion, and enhance the customer experience.

Building off of the El Cerrito del Norte Station Modernization Plan, BART will begin construction in 2017 on the following improvements:

  • Expansion of the paid area of the station, including a new station agent booth and new fare gates

  • Two new elevators and stairwells within the paid area providing access to the platform

  • New passenger restrooms

  • New public art installations

El Cerrito del Norte Station Modernization Project Summary

These improvements are 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.

El Cerrito del Norte Station Modernization Plan 

In 2013, BART completed a Station Modernization Plan for both El Cerrito del Norte and El Cerrito Plaza BART stations, providing a long-term vision for improvements that can be phased in over time at each station as funding becomes available. The Plan addresses station functionality, safety, capacity, sustainability, appearance, and customer experience.  El Cerrito del Norte was selected for implementation first due to the station's higher ridership and importance as a regional transportation hub.

For more information, view the final report here:

El Cerrito Plaza and del Norte Station Modernization Plans - 2013 (PDF)


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Station Modernization Plan

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